The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1966 Page: 1 of 8
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Short Grass Ranching Capital of The World
Archer City, Texag 76351
Single Copy lUc
Thursday. January 13. 1966
QB Club Honors
’65 Football Team
Floyd Gass, Athletic Director
of Austin College in Sherman,
will be the featured speaker for
the football banquet to be held
By JOE K. STULTS
Mrs. Jack Robertson, a corres-
pondent for The News, received
a letter last week from Cal Far-
ley, founder of Boys Ranch, lo-
cated near Amarillo. The letter,
in part, is as follows. . .1 was
just visiting with Mr. Simmons
yesterday and he told us of the
wonderful time our boys had
while visiting in Archer County
and of the many kindnesses and
all of the work so many of you
people did to make their stay
such a happy one. I don’t believe
they wanted to leave and the
boys had nothing but the finest
compliments for everyone they
met. I think your compliments
to the boys are returned in their
close feeling of the many friends
they made during their short
A financial statement of the
City of Archer City for the
month of December can be found
on page five of today’s News.
The city council has asked that
that residents of Archer City
may know the condition of the
this statement be published so
The state publishing laws
states that any tax supported
agency must publish financial
statements at various intervals
during the year. Locally, the
county and school district, have
been the only agencies adhering
to this rule. The council in their
past meeting said that a city
financial statement (complete and
in detail) would be published two
times each year.
Also new— the city council
members, at their monthly meet-
ing, are now given a complete
financial statement, compiled by
the City Secretary Charles Mc-
Daniel, showing the amount of
income received that month,
what for, balances in various
funds, and the expenses. This in-
formation will enable a council-
man to have a better under-
standing of the city’s problems
and to make decisions on various
departments of the city.
For example, listed here is the
income the city received for De-
cember, as taken from the re-
port: Water, $3,847.15; sewer,
636.00; meters, 100.00; tank wa-
gon, 3.85; sanitary hauling,
860.25; A. C. refund bond 1957
fund, 16,883.06; mercury vapor,
42 80; refund by employees, 7.00;
telephone, 1.35; hauling, 2.00;
barrels, 19.50; and taxes 1,161.53.
The News feels like the ones
serving on the council are doing
an excellent job—and all for
free. They are interested in the
city’s growth, development and
keeping the cost at a minimum.
After all, they’re taxpayers too!
L. J. Cathey, president of
the Archer City Kid Baseball
program, has called an organiza-
tional meeting for Friday night,
Jan. 14. The meeting will be
held in the Lions Club building
and will get underway at 7 p m.
Election of officers and di-
rectors will be the main item
on the agenda, states Cathey.
However, he did point out sev-
eral other important matters
that need to be taken care of
at this time.
Parents, sponsors and man-
agers that will be working in
the program this summer are
urged to attend.
Saturday night at 7:30 at the
high school gymnasium.
The banquet is an annual af-
fair sponsored by the Quarter- -
back Club which honors the!
football players, coaches and '
James Adams, high school j
principal will lead the invocation
with Superintendent Tim Me- (
Pherson giving the welcomed 1
address. Emmett Broderson, head
coach will introduce the speaker, j
Following the main address by
Gass, Broderson will introduce
the Wildcat team and present
Bill Holder will give the bene-
Wildcats to be honored are
seniors: Mickey Horany, Larry
Graham, Gary Johnston, Robert
Tepfer, Jimmy Boone, Buddy
Knox, Butch Knox, Jimmy Re-
eves and Brent Stedman.
Juniors are Billy Holder, An-
dy Rodgres and Jim Horany.
Sophomores will be Bob Gain-
es, Dale Murphy, Charlie Go-
forth, Jimmy Phillips, Butch
White, Mike Atchley, John O’-
Donohoe and Joy Lynn Walsh.
Freshmen include Mike Rob-
ertson, Earl Schlabs, John
Wright, Danny Horany and Rex
Trainers and managers are
Gary Hudson, David Wright and
Cheerleaders to be recognized
Mayor L. D. Bailey
Resigns Post Here
L. D. Bailey, mayor of Arch-
er City, who would have com-
pleted two terms in office in
April, submitted his resignation
to the city council in their reg-
ular monthly meeting Thursday
night. Mayor Bailey was
present for the meeting
submitted his resignation by let-
ter. The letter, in part, read as
follows: “It is with deep regret
that I tender to you herewith
my resignation as mayor of
Sanitary hauling problems
were aired by the group. The
council has asked that citizen*
not burn their trash as the new
sanitation truck will attempt tc
pick up the rubbish at shorter
not intervals than before. Trash bar-
and rels with a smouldering fire is
hazardous to the operator and
In other business the council
appointed J. L. Cavitt city
Archer City. It has been a pleas- •>udge' Cavitt who is employed
NEW CITIZEN of Archer City—Master Roger
Alan Beall has been recorded in Archer
County as the first baby born at the hospital
in 1966. He was born at 7:58 p.m., Jan. 4, un-
der the supervision of his uncle. Dr. R. D.
Schlomach. Roger weighed in at 8 lbs., 4-ozs.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Beall and
has one brother, Gary. His parents are owners
of Beall's Dept. Store in Archer City.
(News Staff Photo)
County 4-H Club Awards
Presented At Annual Banquet
serve with you and to
as mayor of Archer City
by the city as fire marshal will
receive an additional $25 per
but due to many circumstances, month salar>' for the jud*e’#
including my health, I feel that Job The council also adoPted a
it would be best that I resign jminimum and maximum fine a*
as mayor. Your cooperation with jsessment *or tra^*c and nus-
me when I was mayor has been demeanor offenses. The sched-
deeply appreciated and I trust u*e ,doP*ed wa? ^a^en ^rom one
that the administration of the
that is used in Wichita Falls
city in the near future will rest *or ^ra^*c violations.
Nita Huffman and David Ber-
end received the Gold Star
Awards at the annual 4-H Ban-
will be Jodie Wright, Sue Ann | quet honoring County 4-H mem-
Brock, Virginia Wylie, Glenda j bers Monday evening at the
Lear, Patricia Holder and Bar-1 American Legion Hall. Hosting
bara Wylie. | the affair was the First State
Miss Sue Ann Brock is foot-
File By Feb. 7
February 7 is the filing dead-
line for office of all candidates
wishing to file for the May Dem-
ocratic primary. According to
Irene Stanford, County Clerk, a
$50.00 filing fee is required
when filing for office.
The Democratic executive com-
mittee of Archer County will
meet Feb. 14, with Blake Camp-
bell serving as chairman of the
committee. Assessment fees will
be discussed at this time. Mrs.
Jimmy P. Horany is secretary
of the committee.
After the candidate is notified
of his assessment fee it must
be paid by Feb. 19.
Anyone wishing to participate
in the May primary must have
filed before midnight Feb. 7.
Bank of Archer City with ap-
proximately 105 attending.
The young people were in
charge of the evening’s activities
with Carl Schlabs as master of
ceremonies. The invocation was
given by Charles Luig with the
4-H Pledge lead by Nita and
David. Sharon Petit introduced
the guests and County Judge
Bill Holder and County Agent
Harry Campbell made the
Jim Horany, a senior at the
local high school was guest
speaker. He spoke on a paper
that he had prepared early this
year on “Is Communism A
Threat To Our Constutution and
Awards were presented in 25
different categories. They in
Jen Hoff, Paulette Hoff and
Alumni—Frank McAnally, Jr.
Beef—David Darnell, Sydney
Darnell, Stephen Symank, and
Clothing—Alisa Bishop, Nancy
Gage, Diane Geis and Terri Mc-
Dairy—Wanda McAnally, Don-
nie Osterman, Cindy Schroeder,
Debbie Wolf and Sherry W’olf.
Dairy foods—Cathy Luig, Di-
ane Schroeder, Cathy Schroeder,
and Patty Veitenheimer.
Dress Revue—Karen Luig and
Electric—Agnes Beeson, Janie
H'aswell, Debbie Petit and Wanda
Food and Nutrition—Jani6
Luig, Marian Munchrath and
Food Preservation — Beverly
Fuller, Frances Lindeman and
Garden—Mary Hajovsky, Char-
les Luig, Catherine Pennartz,
and Betty Schreiber.
Home Economics—Joyce Luig,
Sharon Petit Maxine Roewe and
Horse Project—Larry Gillispie,
Peggy McEwen, and Terri Mc-
Leadership Raymond Frerich,
Nita Huffman, Peggy McEwen
and Marilyn Wolf.
Poultry—David Berend, Henry
Osterman, Norbert Roewe and
Citizenship — Gary McAnally
and Theresa Matlock.
Public Speaking—Alice Schrei-
Best Reporter’s Book—Donna
(Continued on back page)
in capable hands and that the
progress and growth of our city,
which we all want, will con-
The council voted to accept
Bailey’s resignation. Gene Crut-
cher, mayor pro-tern, who has
been serving as mayor since
Mr. Bailey’s illnes, will con-
tinue to serve in this capacity
until the city election scheduled
for the first of April. In addi-
tion to a mayor, the citizens
will elect two councilmen at
The council asked Charles Mc-
Daniel city secretary, to notify
a representative of the Homer
Associates to meet with the
council at the next meeting to
make further study on the
water and sewer improvements
proposed by an earlier study.
Elsewhere in today’s News is
a monthly financial statement
of the city. The council agreed
to have a complete financial
statement of the city published
this election. Terms of Obie \ semi-annual. The reports wr!!
Deen and Frank Walsh expire be made following the close of
at this time. books in June and December.
Johnnie Cuba Elected President
Of Archer City Volunteer Firemen
Johnnie Cuba was elected pres- ey has one more year to serve
ident of the Archer City Volun- and Stubbs has two. Kenneth
teer Fire Department at their Culwell was the retiring mem-
regular meeting Monday night, j ber, after serving as vice chair-
Former Scotland Resident Receives
Air Force Commendation Medal
Chief Warrant Officer Earl L.
Schenk, son of Mrs. Elizabeth
Birkenfeld, former Scotland resi-
dent and now of Abilene, has
been awarded the U.S. Air Force
Commendation Medal during his
retirement ceremonies at Ran
dolph AFB, Tex.
CWO Schenk received the
medal for meritorious service as
chief of the command equipment
management team branch at
headquarters, Air Training Com-
He entered the service with
the Alaskan Air Command Field
Artillery, which was outfitted
with observation balloons.
He served in the European
Theater of Operations during
World War II and is also a vet-
eran of the Korean War.
CWO Cchenk, who has more
than 30 years service, is a gradu-
ate of St. Boniface High School
in Scotland. He attended East
Los Angeles Junior College.
CWO Schenk took part in an
aerial review during President
His wife, Freida, is the daugh-
ter of Mrs. William Morton of
3406 Fulton St., Shreveport, La.
Their son is presently serving
with the U.S. combat air forces
March of Dimes Drive is under-
way in Archer County, according
to Mrs. Joy Kirkland, county
chairman. Containers have been
placed in most of the business
places, with the Mother’s March
being scheduled for Jan. 31.
Mrs. Ben Fulton is fund rais-
ing chairman for Archer City.
Bill Holder and Charles McDaniel
will serve as co-chairman of the
business district and Mrs. Pat
Brock is chairman of the school
Other workers for the county
include Mmes. Andy Roewe,
Windthorst; Leonard Schenk,
Scotland; Roy McAllister, Holli-
day; Lucille Mosley, Dundee; and
Jack Loftin for the Bridwell
Section workers for Archer
City have not been secured at
Half of the funds collected in
Archer County are retained in
the County Chapter to help in
the time of need. In 1965 Archer
County had sufficient funds to
Elected to serve with Cuba
are Bobby McGriff, vice-president
and Wayne Abshier, secretary-
treasurer. Cuba is manager of
Shamburger Lumber Company
and McGriff and Abshier are em-
ployed by L. T. Burns Estate
Out-going president, Bobby
Stubbs, was appointed vice chair-
man of the Firemen’s Retire-
ment committee. Each member
selected serves on the commit-
Foundation help several families with their for three years ,Cuba was
medical exDenses ithe new member selected to
The money collected by the ! scrve for thre€ years~ L J’ Cath~
March of Dimes Drive Underway;
Mother’s March Slated January 31
man last year.
The officers will begin their
new term of office in February
after their installation meeting.
No rainfall—J. V.
March of Dimes Drive each year
goes to research, care and educa-
tion in the fight against birth
defects. “The toll taken by birth
defects of all kinds,” says Basil
O’Conner, president of The Na-
tional Foundation, “is appalling, j
and is not generally appreciated
by the public.”
Statistical studies conducted by I
the National Foundation revealed i
birth defects to be the number
two cause of death in this coun
try—the next greatest “killer” j
after heart disease. Before and
after birth, they claim more
lives than cancer and stroke
Mrs. Kirkland urges all Arch- \
er County citizens to contribute (
liberally for such a worthy cause.1
POLL TAX PAID IN
Deadline for paying poll tax,
Local Basketball Teams Begin
District Play Tuesday At Holliday
The Archer City Wildcats and with
Archerettes start district 11-A
basketball playoffs Tuesday,
Jan. 18 with their first oppon-
ents being Holliday. Game time
is 7:00 p.m. at Holliday gym.
The Archerettes, coached by
Fred McCown, have a 11 win
four loss posted. Their last game
Bowie, prior to district
play found the Archerettes
ahead 73 to 45 at the final
District play for the Wildcats
will follow the Archerettes’
game. The boys, coached by
Bobby Ray, have a four win and
16 loss record.
WHO'S CHASING WHO—The News photographer just couldn't
pass up the opportunity of taking a snap-shot of Archer City's
newest business—"The So refoot Kennel." Tommy Patrick,
local hunting enthusiast, who boards a pack of coyote hunting
hounds in back of his home in Archer City, had the above
sign attached to the backyard gate. Tommy is in Kansas on
business, and has been for a week or so, and doesn’t know
the sign has been erected. The News reporter has inquired as
to who was responsible for the sign but no one seems to know.
Just in case our reproduction of the artwork fails to show up
clearly, the sign shows a jackrabbit chasing a hound that has
his tail between hit lags. The sign has been neatly cut out of
steel with the artistic touches added. (News Staff Photo)
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Stults, Joe K. The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1966, newspaper, January 13, 1966; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth708583/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.