The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 10, 1948 Page: 1 of 14
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irst 1948 Wheat Is
| QDle first loads of 1948 wheat are
oiling into Shamrock and elevator
Operators predict that harvest will
in full swing by the middle of
Jack Nichols of two miles west of
ck delivered the first load
this year’s crop to the T. F. Bird
Elevator Saturday morning,
ne 5, nine days earlier than the
dtial cutting in 1947.
Nichols' wheat, cut from a
patch, averaged 10 bushels
The Shamrock Cooperative Eleva-
or received its first wheat of the
on Sunday. It was brought in
R. B. Etter, whose farm is ap-
proximately 18 miles southeast of
hamrock on Elm Creek. Mr. Etter’s
beat is making between 15 and 18
dels per acre.
IT. F. Bird is shipping his first
of wheat today. The entire
’tested 58, two points below num-
B. Franks of the Shamrock
operative Elevator said that of
20,000 pounds he had received
to noon Wednesday, the tests
►d run from 60 to 61.
(No reports were received from the
ofmann and Tindall elevators.
jMr. Bird who has handled wheat
ete for more than 30 years predicts
i " (Continued on last page)
I. R. EARL KING
SHAMROCK, WHEELER COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 10 1948
PUN ANNOUNCED ^ Commence
for grain crops Makes Annual Report;
Reveals Future Plans
REV. S. M. DUNNAM
Rev. S. M. Dunnam
Rev. S. M. Dunnam, new pastor of
the First Methodist Church of
Shamrock, arrived here Friday and
appeared before his congregation for
the first time Sunday morning.
Rev. Dunnam was reared in
Houston. He spent 20 years in the
North Texas Conference, serving
churches in and around Dallas
during that time. For the past two
years he has been in the Northwest
Conference, pastoring the First
[ J. R, Earl King, 20-year-old Sham-
ck youth, died Monday at the
of his parents, 1015 North | Church at Littlefield^
homa Street. Young King had
in ill health since last Decern-!
Shamrock’s new pastor was ed-
. . ucated at Southwestern University
when he underwent a major op- j and Southern Methodist University,
tlon. He had been bedfast the with Rev. and Mrs. Dunnam are
two weeks. j two of their children, Harral, 14,
!la. f!!, and Eleanor Ru«'. Another son,
S. M„ Jr., has just received his B. D.
Degree at Southern Methodist Univ-
ersity and is now serving as pastor
of the Methodist Church at Was-
. Rev. Dunnam has replaced Rev.
Hubert Bratcher as head of the
local church. Rev. Bratcher’s ap-
j pointment sent him to the St.
the First Methodist Church
nesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
Rev. S. M, Dunnam, pastor in
bearers were: S. Q. Scott,
Smith, Darce Poshee, John
Roscoe Miller and W. T.
I Clay Funeral Home was in charge
' interment in Shamrock Cemetery.
[King was born and reared in
John's Methodist Church at Lub-
, .. ,, bock, after serving the church here
and attended the local j for three years
ols. He was working for the
& Oklahoma Freight Line in j
illo when he became ill. Form - j
rly We had worked for the S. Q.;
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Price support programs for 1948 j
crops of wheat, oats, barley, rye and j
grain sorghums have been announ-1
ced by the U. S. Department of j
Loan rates for wheat will be es-
tablished at 90% of the July 1, 1948
parity. Loan rates for oats, aver-
aging 70c per bushel, barley, $1.15,
rye, $1.29, and grain sorghums, $2.31
per hundred pounds are based upon
parity prices as of April 15, 1948 and
upon the basis of the relative feed-
ing value of each to corn.
All loans will carry interest at the
rate of 3% per annum. All loan
programs will be administered in the
field through Commodity Credit
Corporation field offices, State Pro-
duction and Marketing Administra-
tion Committees and County Agri-
cultural Conservation Committees
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FATHER OF LOCAL
be Vacation Bible School at the
Methodist Church is drawing
a close for a group of children
Funeral services were conducted
in Pampa at 2 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon for Arthur L. Gillis,
father of William J. (Jap) Gillis of
Mr. Gillis, 57, died at his home in
Pampa early Monday morning after
an illness of about six months.
Bora June 8, 1891, in Waynes-
R. has seemed to all the teachers ‘JU“C "■ 111 vvaynes-
yPthey have put more into their ! V1‘le' Mo” Mr- Gmis moved to Mlami
rk this year than ever before.
| with his parents when he was six
| ^e kindergarten study is’“Happy J years old' He had resided in Pam'
nes In Our Church.” The primary ! pa since 1929-
| Funeral services were held at the
i Church of the Brethern with Rev.
! Russell West officiating. Burial was
I in the Fairview Cemetery with
foup is studying “Our Daily Bread,”
hd the juniors' subject is “Praise
i workers are: Mrs. Wm Kyle,i
... Shirley Draper, Mrs. Dan, Geor«e Mau1’Herbert Ga!taan’Ray
•iggs Mrs. W. B. McCleary, Mrs. Jones’ Clyde Gray’ J- R Matthews,
!ith Mismer, Mrs. Lyman Benson,! Sr- and EueI Webster serving as
Will Close At
Beginning this week, the office
of The Shamrock Texan will close
at noon on Saturdays.
Employees of the newspaper have
not worked Saturday afternoon in
several years, since The Texan
adopted a 44-hour per week work
schedule. The owners have contin-
ued to keep the plant open for the
benefit of any persons who might
need their services, but there has
been so little Saturday afternoon
traffic lately they decided to close
Twenty-two years ago when the
present publisher started working on
The- Tdxan Saturday afternoons
were busy with farmers swarming in
to pay their subscriptions. Now no
more rural subscriptions come in on
Saturday than any other day of the
Persons needing emergency service
at the newspaper office on Satur-
day afternoons are asked to call one
of the owners at their residence.
In September last year the Cham-
ber of Commerce decided that a
new program of work was essential
to Shamrock and a complete survey
was made of the territory surround-
ing the town. A study was made of
the area relative to agriculture, live-
stock, highways and natural resour-
The result of this survey was
now extremely low. Valuations are
begining to decline.
A survey of tourists and high-
way travel in general revealed that
traffic is increasing on both U. S.
Highway 66 and U. S. Highway 83.
The record furnished us by the Tex-
as Highway Department taken from
photos show the following. In March
. .. . - ■— °f this year there was a dally aver-
studied and a program of work was age of 2044 cars and trucks on
mapped out that would best fit the I Highway 66 which was an increase
business and commercial interests j of 8.14 per cent over the same month
of Shamrock. The study showed. In 1947. The traffic photographed
that the dollar spent in Shamrock on U. S. Highway 83 for a daily
commercially was divided approx- j average was 1303 during March this
imately as follows: 75% from agri-jyear and showed an increase of 1.8
culture and livestck; 17% from per cent over the same month last
highways and tourists; 7% from j year. April 1948 on U. S. 66 showed |
gas and oil and 1 % from miscellan-, a daily average of 2267, an increase \
eous sources. , 0Ver the same month last year of,,
The study further showed that the I 9.4 per cent. April 1948 on U. S. 83 : 1
gas and oil situation was diminish-! had a daily average of 1371, and
ing in production, and rock pres- j increase of 15.3 per cent,
sures which were once high were' (Continued on inside.)
Martha Ann Montgomery was in-
stalled Worthy Advisor of Shamrock
Rainbow Assembly No, 169, Monday
evening at the Masonic Temple.
The assembly room was converted
into a colorful garden for the oc-
GREEN SOX WIN
OVER KELTON: TO
By BUI McAlister
The Shamrock Green Sox served j
notice Sunday afternoon that they. The 1948 Shamrock City Director-
are out after the pennant in the* ies are on sale.
The books sell for $2.00 and per
Are On Sale
West Texas-Oklahoma baseball
league by trauncing the Kelton club,
12-5, on the local diamond.
The local nine was never in
trouble during the thrilling and
cleanly played contest. Troy scored
four runs in the first rnffiDg, one
in the second and three ha the
third before Bobby Close allowed
the visitors a hit.
F. Rushing hit a base cleaning
homer his first time at the plate
sons wishing copies may pick them
MARTHA ANN MONTGOMERY
casion. The entrance into the gar-
den was through a latticed arch
which was entwined with ivy and
hanging with wisteria blossoms.
Cut and wild flowers were used
throughout the room.
Mrs. Ava Atkinson, Mother Ad-
visor, invited the installing officers
to enter the garden. They were
Charlotte Stephens, Installing Of-
ficer; Mary Lou Hofmann, chaplain;
Wanda Fern See, recorder; Betty
Sue Snell, marshal; Rose Marie Old-
up at The Shamrock Texan office ha®' mu*‘cian
or call Mrs. Wm. Allison, phone
455-W, president of the Shamrock
Parent-Teachers Association, and
a book will be delivered.
The directories were compiled and
published by the Shamrock P-TA
and The Shamrock Texan, and gross
proceeds derived from advertising
and sale of the books will be divided
to put the Sox out in front, never 50-50 between the P-TA and The
ettie Beasley, Mrs. W. H. Dial, 1 pal1 b®arers-
(Continued on last page)
lould Be Made
rents are requested to transfer
children to the school where
l will attend next year, if the
rs grade is not taught in the
district, County Superintend-
: Allen Kavanaugh said this week.
ifers are not granted in the
at the student’s grade is taught
|his home district.
number of teachers employ-
in each school Is determined by
number of children on the cen-
roll. The teachers are allowed
1 the first 37 students and an ad-
al teacher is allowed for each
year 195 white students and
| colored students were transfer -
into Shamrock Independent
District, Supt, Kavanaugh
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Clara Gillis, Pampa; one son, Jap
Giilis, Shamrock; one daughter, Mrs.
Marjorie Holm, Chicage; two sisters,
Mrs. Ruth Hubbard, Miami, and
Mrs. Lottie Turcotte, Pampa; and a
brother, C. C. Gillis, Pampa.
GREEN SOX TO PLAY
FIRST NIGHT GAME
(Y HOFFMAN INFANT
LSSES AWAY TUESDAY
infant daughter of Mr. and
'Roy Hoffman of Dozier died
Shamrock General Hospital
The Shamrock Green Sox will see
thetr first action under light Friday
night when they journey to Welling-^
ton to contest the Dukes. The game
will start at 8:30 o’clock.
The Wellngton Dukes club is play-
ing in the Red River Valley League
and has won four games and lost
three to date this season. The Green
Sox have won two and lost two in
the West Texas-Oklahoma League,
and won one non-league game.
About 20 candidates are working
out for the Green Sox each after-
noon. Players who would like to join
the club are invited to contact Jake
80 ENROLLED IN
There were 80 children and high
school youth enrolled and present
for one or more days at the First
Christian Church Vacation Bible i
School. In addition, 12 adult teach-1
ers have been helping with the 1
Average attendance for the school
has been 70, including the staff.
There were 84 present on Friday of
Minister Bedford W. Smith is j
director and is conducting one class j
for the seniors, who are also helping [
in the other departments of the
school. Mrs. Smith is assistant di-
rector and is in charge of all music.
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to be headed.
The Shamrock team played error-
less baseball behind Close during
the first five innings, proving they
can turn in a good performance
when the chips are down.
John Woolly performed well as
J. Rushing fractured his ankle
sliding into first in the seventh
inning and will be out of the line-
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Texan. Members of the P-TA did
the canvassing and sales work and
the newspaper staff produced the
All advertisers are being furnished
from one to six free copies each.
Five hundred books were printed
and 200 copes are being given the
advertisers, leaving 300 copies for
sale. Prospective buyers of director-
ies are reminded there will not be
another one published for at least
two years and there will be no other
copies of the 1948 edition available
after the present supply of 300 is
The directory lists the full name
of family heads, names of spouse,
(Continued on last page)
The officers entered the garden
through the arch and presented an
intricate march while the choir sang
“In The Ga.rdr,!,” They formed a
cross and repealed the hold's Prat-
er in unison, after which they f#7h
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[LARGE CROWD TO
Indications are that attendance at
the annual membership banquet of
the Shamrock Chamber of Com-
merce next Monday night will be
the largest in history.
Norman Patrick, chairman of the
committee in charge of ticket sales,
stated at noon Wednesday that 300
tickets to the event had been sold
up to that time. The committee
has hopes of selling another 100
The banquet will be held in
Shamrock’s new Community Build-
ing on West Second Street, the af-
fair serving as a dedication cere-
mony for the huge structure.
An interesting program has been
arranged. Cecil W. (Spud) Dalton
will preside, and J. B. Clark will
serve as toastmaster.
Added attractions at this year's
banquet will be the awarding of
door prizes and a bingo game. At-
tractive prizes consist .of. a layer
cake, cake cover, hand carved calf-
skin billfold, bed sheets, flower vase,
bedroom fan, Presto cooker and a
The banquet will start at 7:80
o’clock. The program follows:
Invocation, Rev. S. M. Dunnam;
special music, Samnorwood string
band; comedy review, Mrs. Bed-
ford Harrison; introduction of city
council and commissioners court:
accordion duet, Mr. and Mrs. Pat-
rick Baddy; building dedication,
Toastmaster Clark; introduction of
old and new members of the board
of director's of the Chamber of Com-
merce; building usage and program,
Guy Hill ; benediction, Rev. Dunnam.
Following the regular program,
Flake George will give a square
dance demonstration, door prizes
will be awarded, bingo games will
be made and announcements will
FIREMEN MAKE 10
CALLS IN 9 DAYS
JUNE 19 DEADLINE
CANDIDATES TO FILE
i:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, June lB-
Political candidates are reminded
that the deadline for filing for coun-
ty or precinct offices is Saturday,
hours after birth.
body was sent to Dallas by
Funeral Home and interment
i to have been in that city under
direction of Crane-Shelton
dvng, besides the parents, are
[sister, Molly Aim, one brother,
two grandfathers and
Candidates must file with County
Democratic Chairman A. B. Crump
before that time if their names ap-
pear on the ballot for voting In the
July 24 democratic primary election.
Announcing their candidacy in the
newspaper does not entitle candi-
dates to a place on the ballot if they
have not filed with the chairman
before the deadline date.
Shamrock Volunteer Firemen have
answered ten calls during the last
nine days, nine of summons being
to extinguish grass fires.
Three alarms were turned in Fri-
day of last week and another three
the following day. Wednesday and
Thursday of last week and Monday
and Wednesday of this week brought
one fire each.
Greatest damage was caused by
the blazes to Butch Graham's wheat
crop just west of the city limits,
where about 2 acres of ripening
grain was burned. Orchards at the
J. A. Montgomery home and the H.
8. Sims home were damaged by fires
on different days.
The city firemen have burned the
grass off several vacant lots and will
render this service to other residents
upon request. Persons who wish lots
burned may telephone City Marshal
C. R. Bock or contact any member
of the fire department.
Persons are urged to exercise ex-
treme caution In burning trash.
Whenever you set a fire, stay with
it until it is completely extinguished,
Shamrock firemen ask.
To Be Closed
TO LOCATE MORE
Closing services for the Vacation
Bible School and Singing School at
the Church of Christ have been set
for Friday night. The services will
begin at 8 o'clock.
Special songs will be sung by vari-
ous groups who have studied the
past few days under Elvin Bost of
Higgins. Various stories of the
Bible will be characterized by differ-
ent groups of students.
Certificates and awards will be
made during the service, according
to Minister Murrey W. Wilson, who
is serving as director of the school.
One hundred and seventy-three
students have enrolled in the Bible
and singing schools. Minister Wilson
The public is invited to attend the
SPONSORS NEEDED FOR
GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAMS
WILL COACH HERE
Clarence Morris of Perryton has
been hired as boxing coach and as-
sistant football coach of the Sham-
rock Public Schools. He will as-
sume his duties here next fall, re-
placing Kenneth Glasgow who re-
signed last week after one year of
service with the local coaching staff.
Morris, a six-foot, four-inch young
giant who tips the scales at 205
pounds, is a graduate of Perryton
High School and received his B.S.
Degree from East Texas State Col-
lege, Commerce, last year.
He attended E.T.S.C. from 1940
until 1943, at which time he was
called into the Navy for a three- [
year hitch. He attended Midship- |
man school at Notre Dame, where i
Four more women are needed to
serve as sponsors of girls softball
teams in Shamrock, Norman Patrick
and Clayton Sanders who are in
charge of that phase of Kids, Inc.,
stated this week.
Five girls teams have been organ-
ized and only one sponsor has been
obtained to date. Patrick and San-
ders wish to have a man and woman
serve as sponsors of each team. Per-
sons who will volunteer to help are
asked to contact one of the men.
Miss Patricia Rankin and her
mother, Mrs. Wed Rankin, left this
morning for Blair, Nebraska.
‘ ,’1 -1:a, : ; , -
In an effort to increase the school
census roll, the Shamrock Inde-
pendent School District is offering a
$1.00 reward for information result-
ing in each addition to that list,
Supt. Elmer J. Moore stated this
Supt, Moore said he was sure some
six-year-olds had been missed in
the enumeration and that it was
highly possible that other names
had been omitted from the list of
school-age children. In an effort
to boost the number pf scholastics,
Supt. Moore and W. A. Sims, secre-
tary to the school board, will pre-
pare a supplimentary census roll.
For each child of school age not
listed, the local schools will lose
Some interesting figures compiled
by Supt. Moore reveal that con-
trary to past years, there were more
boys than girls enrolled in the
Shamrock Schools during the 1947-
48 term. Scholastics show that the
same will be true next year. The
original enrollment last year was
composed of 448 boys and 429 girls.
The enrollment Increased to #48
later In the term. The present
scholastics reveal 384 boys and 340
girls, exclusive of 47 colored stu-
dents which include 24 males and 23
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he received his commission as
Ensign. After attending a motor
torpedo school at Melville, R. I,, he
was sent into the South Pacific
(Continued on last page)
SPEAK AT MEETING
HERE ON JUNE 17
CHANGES IN BUS
Both the Cap Rock and Grey-
hound Bus Lines have announced
new and faster schedules through
Shamrock. The two lines furnish
this city with 32 busses daily, in
addition to the Cheatam Bus Line
which runs buses between Sham-
rock and Perryton.
The new Cap Rock schedule Is
already in effect. The Greyhound
will change June 15.
In an advertisement run last week
by the Cap Rock Bus Line, it was
. incorrect1.? stated that a southbound
bus leaves at 10:35 p.'m" The correct
time Ig 10:85 a.m.
The entire schedule for the two
bus lines follows:
CAP ROCK NORTH BOUND
Leaves Shamrock 10:10 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 4:45 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 8:30 p.m.
CAP ROCK SOUTH BOUND
Leaves Shamrock 10:35. a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 3:47 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 8:30 p.m,
GREYHOUND WEST BOUND
Leaves Shamrock midnight
Leaves Shamrock 2:05 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 5:10 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 10:28 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 2:24 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 5:35 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 8:24 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 10:09 p.m.
GREYHOUND EAST BOUND
Leaves Shamrock 2:24 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 6:12 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 8:05 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 10:23 a.m.
Leaves Shamrock 12:57 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 4:02 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 7:12 p.m.
Leaves Shamrock 10:53 p.m.
Two Missionaries of the Southern
Baptist Convention will speak here
next Thursday, June 17. The oc-
E. C. HOFMANN WINS
B FLIGHT AT ALTUS
E. C. Hofmann won the B flight in
the annual Greenbelt Golf Tourney
held in Altus, Okla., last week-end.
Long driving Hofman took the hon-
ors by defeating G. E. Conley of
Quanah, 2-1, in the final round.
Dody Cole of Frederick, Okla.,
captured the championship flight
title, chalking up a 6-5 victory over
casion will be the regular Monthly i Qro^t Austto> jr > Pampa>
Workers Conference of the North : BiUy Holmes, defending champion,
was eliminated in the quarter finals,
Miss Oleta Snell of Santiago, Chile
will tell of her work there. Dr. Kay
Bryan, who with his wife and
daughter will sail for China in
August, will relate the needs and
mission opportunities of China. Both
Missionaries have recently been to
Rev. R. L. Cooksey of Mobeetie
will preach at 11:30 o’clock. “Mis-
sions In Our Day” will be the theme
for the occasion.
being defeated by Dr. H. C. Johnson
FATHER OF MRS. EUEL
BRADLEY PASSES AWAY
LONE MOUND CHURCH
CALLS NEW PASTOR
Rev. R, L. Melton has been called
as full-time pastor of the Lone
Mound Baptist Church. Residents
of the Lone Mound community are
Invited to attend services and mem-
bers are especially urged to be pres-
The Sunday School hour is 10:00
am.; preaching is at 11:00 a.m. and
B.T.U. at 8:00 p.m.
Harry Pearson, father of Mrs.
Euel Bradley, passed away at 9:48
o’clock Wednesday morning, and
funeral services were to be held in
Clovis, N. M., this afternoon (Thurs-
day). Mrs. Bradley Is a former long-
time resident of Shamrock who now
makes her home in Portales, N. M.
BAPTIST SCHOOL TO
CLOSE SUNDAY NIGHT
Vacation Bible School for the
Baptist Church will
day evening. Rev.
pastor, reports that attendance dur-
ing the two weeks has been high
and that much interest has been
shown by both teachers and stu-
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