The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 12, 1960 Page: 1 of 6
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The Archer County News
PRICE 5 CENTS
ARCHER CITY, TEXAS
SHORT GRASS RANCHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1960
Windthorst’s First FFA Project
Show Held Sat.: Winners Listed
The first project show for the
Windthorst Future Fanners of
America was held Saturday, May
7, 1 to 3 p. m. in Berend Bros.
Feed Store. Four project divi-
sions included dairy and beef
Cub Pack 100
Wins Ribbon at
Archer City Cub Scouts of Pack
100 participated in the annual
Scout-O-Rama held last Friday
and Saturday in the 4-H exhibit
barns in Wichita Falls. Cub
Scouts, and Explorers joined in
staging the largest “Scouting-in-
Action” exposition ever held in
the Northwest Texas Area Coun-
The Golden Jubilee Scout-O-
Rama. honoring the 50th An-
niversary of Scouting in Ameri-
ca, came as a climax to the
“National Youth Fitness Wreek”
proclaimed by President Eisen-
hower. Almost every phase of
youth fitness, moral, and citi-
zenship training program of
Scouting was demonstrated in
101 booths. The estimated 3.500
Scouts and leaders participated
in presenting to the public “live-
action” evamples of what Scout-
ing means in the lives of boys.
Pack 100 Cubs carried out the
“Science” theme and each den
held a rocket race. For their ex-
cellent booth demonstration they
brought home a red ribbon.
A large number of the local
boys' parents went along with
them to see the mammoth show.
Pool Fund Gets
Fish Frv Planned
Up to Wednesday noon the
Swimming Pool Fund had re-
ceived an appreciated cash boost
of $459.71 since the last recent
financial report, reveals the
finance chairman, Jimmy Ho-
Of the total, $265 were volun-
tary donations received by the
committee from the following
Mr. and Mrs. Jack ODonohoe
$250; Mrs. Anna Abercrombie
$5; and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rob-
The remainder, $193.71, is the
contribution of the American
Legion Auxiliary members, and
was amassed by them from
bridge tournaments held the
past two months in the Legion
hall. The tournaments will con-
tinue through the summer, with
new members being invited to
join not only for the entertain-
ment but to help the worthy
The pool fund now stands at
$11,632.55, which includes $324
due in pledges.
The finance committee and
the Chamber of Commerce will
be meeting tonight, May 12, to
plan a fund raising Fsh Fry for
animals, swine and broilers.
In the six-to-12-months-old
heifer class, eight Holstein heif-
ers were judged with first place
gong to owner Jerry Schroeder,
second to Joey Schroeder, and
third to Dale Wolf.
Four Holstein heifers were in
the 12-to-24-month old class.
Winning owner's were, first, Jo-
seph Zotz Jr.; second. Jerry
Schroeder; and third, John Wolf.
In the broiler division first
place went to Johnnie Brennies.
second to Joseph Zotz, and third
to Ernie Schrieber.
The swine division showed two
first place winners: Frank Schenk
for his breeding gilts, and Louis
Teichman for fat barrows.
Winners in the beef calves
division were, first, James Poi-
rot, and second, Bobby Hajovsky.
Prizes in each event were
given for the top three places.
Additionally, as compliments of
the Windthorst adult ag. class,
five dollar gift certificate was
awarded to Jerry Schroeder for
To 5 Years on
Found guilty in district court
here Tuesday. John M. Fish was
assessed five years after being
charged with fondling a minor.
Notice of appeal was filed
following the sentence, and Fish
was freed on bail until the ap-
peal is heard.
Until his trial began Monday,
Fish had been free on bail since
his arrest last year. He was in-
dicted on the felony charge Nov.
Selection of a jury started
Monday morning, and final ar-
guments closed early Tuesday
afternoon. The jury of three
women and nine mem brought
the verdict after about 30 min-
utes of deliberation.
Fish was represented by Sam
Spence, of Wichita Falls. Paul O.
Wylie, County Attorney, prose-
cuted the case. District Judge
Louis T. Holland of Montague
To Receive TCU
Bobby M. Hickman, Texas
Christian University junior from
Archer City, will be awarded a
special pledge scholarship award
given by Phi Kappa Sigma social
fraternity on campus. The award
will be presented at a meeting
of the organization’s Mother Club
at 2 p- m. Saturday, May 14, in
the chapter room of Milton
Hickman maintained the high-
est scholastic average during his
pledgeship to the fraternity.
The presen ition will be made
by Dr. Sandy Wall of the TCU
School of Education, faculty
sponsor of the fraternity. The as-
sistance of the Mothers Club
makes possible the annual awards
Hickman, a junior engineering
major at TCU, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hickman of
Banquet of Junior
High Set May 14
The Junior High School ban-
quet will be held Saturday eve-
ning, May 14 at the school caf-
eteria. Festivities are scheduled
to begin at 7:30 o’clock.
Program for the evening, and
participants are as follows:
Master of ceremonies, Ellen
Campbell; invocation, Patsy Wil-
liford; welcome address, Ellen
Campbell, “Our School”, by
Janell Rogers; Class Will, Shar-
on Porter; tributes, Donna John-
son; and benediction, by Eula
Adult Ag. Class
Told of ‘Dairying
As Big Business’
“Dairying as Big Business”
claimed the attention of 34 Wind-
thorst Agriculture Class mem-
bers at a meeting Friday night.
May 6. Guest speaker touching
on this provocative subject was
Using the points brought up
by the speaker as a check list,
the group held an interesting
James Pennartz, president of
the class, appointed two commit-
tees for the next meeting: com-
mittee for nominations of of-
ficers which includes Willie Hoff,
S. R. Wolf and James Pennartz;
and membership committee com
the last of May. All fishermen1 posed of Cletus Wolf, Bobby
in this area are invited to help j Steinberger and Alvin Wolf,
the fund by catching catfish, i Plans for next year are being
bass, and other good “eating” j made and all adult men are urged
fish for the “fry”. ! to join the organization.
Two-Week Revival Planned By
First Baptist: Cherry to Preach
Monday, May 16 will be thejtals, and at services held by
opening date of a two week re-j church groups,
vival planned by the First Bap- He readily admits reaching the
The Junior High School foot-
ball boys were feted with a din-
ner at Underwood’s at Wichita
Falls Monday night.
Accompanying the boys were
Mr and Mrs. A. C. Wallace,
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Page, Mr.
and Mrs. Hobart Lytal, Bobby
Patrick and Dean Fisher.
Junior High cheerleaders. Nan-
cy Lewis, Charlotte Roderick,
Ann Howington, and Katrina Ho-
rany also attended. Mrs. Wallace
is their sponsor.
Coach Page was presented a
shirt and tie from the group.
Following the dinner the group
enjoyed miniature golf.
Boys attending were Donny
Linscott, Kenneth Teichman, A.
J. Morris, Ronnie Wright, Rusty
Pollock, John Rutherford, Rich-
and Rux, Danny Pryor, Monte
McCarty, Gary Tepfer, Lee Nel-
son, Garry Rhodes, Jimmie Peck,
Butch Knox, Barry Morrison, Jerry
Allen, Steve Parsley, Billy Ander-
son, Kenneth Burks, Garland
Burks, Donald Dorris, Daniel
Moore, Jerry Morrison, Mike Stew-
art, and Lannie Yeager.
To Attend West
Texas Ass’n Meet
Members of the Archer City
Volunteer Fire Department will
travel to Aspermont on the last
weekend on this month where,
on Sunday, May 29 they will at-
tend the West Texas Firemen
and Fire Marshals Ass’n. meet-
The West Texas meeting is a
semi-annual get-together to test
the skill of attending firemen.
Local volunteers expect to bring
home medals to add to those
they’ve already won.
tist Church, announces the pas-
tor, Rev. S. E. Cearley. Services
pulpit via the knocks of the
gridiron and the complexities c!
will be held each evening at 81 the slide rule. In the early 30s
o’clock through Sunday, May 29.1 he made a name for himself as
The public is cordially invited to a top flight end on the Universi-
attend. ty of Oklahoma football team.
Fred Cherry, layman evange- Upon graduation he became a
list whose home is in Okla-1 petroleum engineer, working for
homa City, has accepted the oil companies in Oklahoma and
church’s invitation to be guest Texas. Next, he served four years
evangelist for the revival. He Europe World War H as a
will be assisted by John Ed captain of army ordnance. The
Wells as singing director. postwar period s®w Cherry in
Cherry actively entered into th* untn"^?
the field of evangelism in 1950 resources board untl1 July
♦TLT^‘„i0r Fol r.Vnevrnveaers D^ng all that time. Cherry
tal employment For many years £ had been steadily drift-
prior to that, however, he devoted ing toward what has become bis
his spare time to spreading the lifetime work “The Lord just
word of God in jails, and bospi- called me into it”, he affirms.
12 Years For
P. 0. Burglary
Following trial in District
court here Joe E. Moore, 39. of
Palo Pinto County, was assessed
12 years confinement in the
State penitentiary on his plea of
guilty to a charge of burglary.
Moore was charged with bur-
glarizing the Megargel Post Of-
fice on Dec. 11, 1959. He was
arrested in Palo Pinto County on
Feb 2, 1960 and brought to the
Archer County jail on April 18.
Moore was represented by a
court-appointed attorney, O. M
Wylie. Paul O. Wylie, Archer
County Attorney, prosecuted the
Presiding judge was Louis T.
Eighth Grade to
Program May 18
The Eighth Grade of Archer
City School will set year end gra-
duation activities in motion next
Wednesday, May 18 when they
hold their formal Achievement
Day program. Set to begin at 2
p. m. in the school auditorium,
the program will be as follows:
Invocation, Anne Howington;
welcome, Kathrina H o r a n y;
Pledge of Allegiance, class;
Charge of Test Brigade, Rona
Bryan; clarinet trio, Sharon Sales,
Carolyn Harrelson and Janell
Rogers; clarinet trio, Sharon
Wales, Carolyn Harrelson and
“Hurrah for Junior High”,
class; piano solo, Ellen Campbell;
“Goodbye”, Bobby Stone; atten
dance awards, Principal A. C
Wallace; diplomas, Supt. C. F
Gerron; and benediction, A. J
The Senior Class baccalaureate
program will follow on Sunday,
May 22, and graduation exercises
at 8 p. m. May 27 will conclude
the current school year.
Near Record V 'in Primary;
Run-off in Sheriff s Race
Armed Forces Day activities
at Sheppard Air Force Base and
Wichita Falls, on May 21 will
include a parade in the down-
town area of the city and an
Open House at the base from
1:00 until 4:30 p. m. All residents
of the area are invited to take
part in the observance.
The parade will begin at 9:30
a. m. and feature marching units,
bands and floats of local civic
activities as well as marching
units of Military Reserve Organi-
zation of the area. Also, 1,000
airmen plus the 761st USAF
Band of Sheppard will partici-
pate along with a missile, rock-
et and artillery contingents from
Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Open House static displays
will include Air Force aircraft
and missiles and a U. S. Army
display from Fort Sill, consisting
of an Honest John rocket, a
LaCrosse missile, and L-19
'Beaver” Aircraft, one eight-inch
howitzer, one 155 MM howitzer
and one 105 MM howitzer. The
Army will also conduct a 105
howitzer firing demonstration
using blank ammunition.
Hightilghting the day’s activi-
ties will be flyovers of four F-
C of C Women’s
Officers of the newly organized
Women’s Division of the Archer
County Chamber of Cemmerce
were elected at a meeting of
the board of directors held at
the C of C office Monday night,
Elected were Mrs. Hazel Whita-
ker, president; Mrs. Coe Ellis,
first vice president; Mrs. A. O.
Campbell, second vice president;
Mrs. B. B. Parks, secretary; and
Mrs. Z. T. Burkett, treasurer.
Chairmen of special projects
were appointed, as follows:
1. Health and welfare, Mrs.
Hood Williams and Mrs. Eloise
Salisbury; 2. recreation and beaut-
ification. Mrc A. W. Scarbrough
and Mrs. A. O. Campbell; educa-
tion, Mrs. O. M. Wylie and Mrs.
Cce Ellis; publicity, Mrs. Bud
Plans were made for a mem-
bership drive and for a Queen's
Contest to be held in the near
A luncheon meeting was set
for Monday, June 13.
Meet to Outline
Representatives from cities in
North Central Texas and South-
ern Oklahoma will convene in
Wichita Falls, Thursday, May 19.
to hear Robert McWhirter of
Paris, Texas tell how his city
seeks and obtains new industry.
McWhirter will be the main
speaker at the monthly meeting
of the North Texas and Southern
Oklahoma Area Development As-
sociation scheduled for 12:30 p.
m. at the Holiday Inn.
John Crow, Industrial Commit-
tee Chairman from Electra, said
that a well rounded industrial
clinic is planned. T,ie clinic is
designed to give towns ideas and
procedures for bringing in in-
dustries that will provide both
employment and additional in-
The association, headed by J.
C. Landers of Duncan, Oklahoma,
will meet each month in Wichita
Falls in an effort to unify the
communities within the twenty-
two county area bounding Wich-
ita Falls in an effort to solve
problems affecting the area and
individual communities. A pro-
gram will be staged on each
occasion so that members may
gain information which will bene-
fit their own city.
A new brochure giving sta-
tistics and general information
about each town within the as-
sociation’s boundaries is in the
process of being planned by, the
Industrial Committee. Industries
will be sent this brochure in or-
Over 2,000 Archer County ed victory Saturday night to
voters, almost the full registra- j Crain who polled 4,766. Fenog-
tion, went to ♦he polls during i lio’s Archer vote was 704 to
last Saturday’s First Primary to Crain’s 1,177.
cast ballots for candidates seek-
ing offices ranging from Gover-
nor down to precinct posts.
Of special interest locally were
two particular races—those of
Archer County Sheriff and State
Representative. 71st District.
In the Sheriffs race, incum-
bent Claude Morrison, with two
opponents, managed to emerge
top man with 864 votes, only 66
over Charles McDaniel with 798.
The two will face a run-off in
the Second Primary on June 4.
J. W. Covington, low man with
334 votes, was eliminated.
Anthony Fenoglio. incumbent
State Representative of Archer,
Clay, and Montague, bowed to I
political newcomber, Jack
Crain. Both are Nocona business-
men. Fenoglio, with 3.891 votes
from the three counties, conced-
Clay voting gave Fenoglio 994
to Crain’s 859, and Montague
favored Crain with 2,730 to Fe-
In the race for County Com-
missioner, Precinct No. 1, Dick
Coleman was returned to office
with 316 votes, 73 more than
his one opponent, C. O. Norred.
In Precinct 3 James A. LaMar
became justice of the peace with
164 votes to John Pechacek’s 68.
Voting for the remainder of
county, precinct and district was
as follows: For District Judge,
Louis T. Holland 1.993; member
State Board of Education, James
W. Harvey 1,996; for Represen-
tative in Congress, Frank Ikard
2,007; for State Senator, George
Moffett 2,001; for County At-
torney. Paul O. Wylie 1,992; for
In Offing, Farm
The Farm Bureau Board of
directors, who met Monday in
the local office, were reminded
that the time has arrived to make
plans for the County Bureau’s
Among the eligibility rules are
those which specify that a girl
must be between the ages of 16
and 22 years, and whose par-
ents are Farm Bureau members.
Names of all girls interested
are asked to be submitted by or
before the next board meeting
on June 13. The Bureau will
sponsor a contest if enough girls
Melvin Dansby. field represen-
tative from Bowie, read a let-
ter from Millard Shivers. Direc-
tor of Organization. In it Mr.
commissioner, Precinct No. 3,
i Bennie Fichte 501; for constable
PTeeinct No. 1, Roy Wilmut 687;
jfor County Chairman, Carl Coff-
man 1,911. ,
Cancer Quota In
Total is SI 620
Since last week’s announce-
ment that Archer County had
“almost” doubled its $800 quota
for the annual Cancer Fund drive
in April, a final trv,'lation has
been made. The quou. been
more than doubled, with a total
of $1620 reported by Mrs. Pau-
line Patrick, American Cancer
Society secretary for this county.
Of this grand total, $1605 was
contributed to the actual drive
while $15 was a memorial con-
Because last week’s several
community totals were conceded
Shivers thanked the Archer Coun- to be incomplete at that time, a
ty Farm Bureau for the acquisi- corrected list of communities and
tion of new members and for funds contributed within the
the fine way the organiza- bounds of each, is as follows
tion is working. Twenty-two new Megargel $126.09; Holliday
members were added up to April
30 bringing the total to 144.
Ouota for the coming yegg, is
303. Last year at this time the
membership was only 125.
During the business session
the board voted to donate $2 to
the cancer fnnd.
Delicious refreshments were
served to the 11 board members
and their two guests by hostess-
es, Mrs. E. F. Luig and Mrs. W.
Hostesses for the June 13 meet-
ing will be Mrs. Theo Wolf and
Mrs. A. B. Herndon.
Civic Club Votes
To Postpone Event
The Holliday Civic Club met
Tuesday night with 30 members
present. During a business ses-
sion the group decided on a post-
ponement for one year of the an-
nual celebration usually held the
$260.65; Mankins $112.76; Dundee
131; Wilson Switch $10; Wind-
thorst $114.83; Archer City $708.-
22: Scotland $49: Geraldine $67.-
45; Bowman $18: Huff $7; and
memorial donation $15. Total
Camp Fire Girls
The District Camp Fire Cere-
monial will be held on Monday,
May 16, beginning at 7:30 p. m.
Meeting place will be the parking
lot next to the tennis courts at
Parents of Camp Fire Girls
and all other interested persons
are invited to attend.
der that they may learr c< the
resources, living c o n i: i i o n s, j lest Saturday of May. If plans
economy, etc. which *x. \ in thejfcr next year hold intact the
area. Crow said that such i book- event will be staged at the old
let could possibly initiate the de- Reunion Ground two miles south
sire of some corporation or com- of Holliday.
*•» .0:30 , n,.. F« = £ JSZ .SST-TST *
P: ize Money
On .May 19-20 an electric
equipment workshop for women
of Archer, Baylor, and Clay Coun-
tics will be held at the Texas
Electric Company’s Reddy Room
in Wichita Falls.
Archer County women are
urged to attend Thursday May
“Sabre Jets" at 11:25 a. m
C-119 “Flying Boxcars” at 11:30
a. m. and two B-57 “Night In-
truders” at 3:20 p. m.
ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR
ILL CHILD'S EXPENSES
Because of the mounting medi-
cal and hospital expenses in-
curred during the critical illness
of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Osterman’s
child who already has been
hospitalized six weeks, donations
are being offered by friends to
help defray at least a part of
the cost. Those who wish to
contribute to this worthy cause
are asked to send or leave money
with John Fall at First State
Bank, Lewis Lindemann at Scot-
land, or J. G. Osterman at Wind-
Absentee voting for the second
Democratic Primary, Saturday.
June 4 begins Monday, May 15
and continues through Tuesday,
Kay SI. If you plan to be away,
Three Clubs Join In Observance of
National Home Demonstration Week
The Chamber of Commerce
sponsored annual Broiler Show
will climax here next Saturday,
May 21. when Archer County
4-H boys and girls show the re-
sults of eight weeks of broiler
feeding and care. Each of 29
youngsters will exhibit a pen of
grow their show birds on the south
side of the court house square.
Archer county club members! flowers, trees, and shrubs
and guests met at the Huff com-j profusely.
munity House Wednesday of last Mrs. Lewis displayed some Judging will begin at 9 a. m
week to observe National Home hand work that was done by a Since last week’s announce-
Demonstration Week. Huff was members of the Women's Insti- ment, the amount for each of
host club and each person at- tute in England. The work was the first four main prizes has
tending had prepared a covered beautifully done. been decided. The prizes, to-
dish for the noon luncheon. | other items shown included gather with donors of prize mon-
ey, are as follows:
First, $10, by Lucky Dollar
Food Store: second, $7.50, by
Petro Drilling; third, $5. by
Shamburger Lumber Co; and
fourth. $3, by Davis Supply.
Additionally, the Chamber,
through the Agriculture and
Livestock Committee, will give
a $1 prize for each coop that
receives a blue ribbon. 50 cents
for each red ribbon winner, and
25 cents for each white ribbon
Further, and final, information,
will be published next week.
Games were led by Mrs. Alvin )(jtchen towels with English re-
Jentsch Sr. and this was one of cipes printed on them. One
the highlights of the day. Each cou]d hardly see the difference
club presented a lively ^it as in the measurements used for
a part of the day s activities. measuring ingredients. Instead of
At noon the luncheon was using the type 0f American meas-
served to approximately 35 mem- uring equipment the English
bers and pests from Archer measure ingredients in ounces.
City, Windthorst. and Huff. . . „ _
Un. G. L. Lewis of Wichita After hearing 'Mi* Lewisthe
Falls was featured as guest Pjoup felt they too had made a
speaker. She showed slides of t0 P'cturf >nd
flowers, homes, and people she f k educational and
saw and knew when she lived in ‘"^resting.
Europe. She pointed out that At the close of the meeting a
the climate there is such that white elephant auction was held.
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