The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 31, 1960 Page: 2 of 6
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THURSDAY. MARCH 31, 1960
THE ARCHER COUNTY NEWS
People, Places, Things
With “Pap” Simpson
S'tu Bad | to take the step that they have !
I had a few minutes in thejV'rea,es a serl0US Pr°blem !.° j
county seat the other day while; me^ What: will we have when it,
having mv pix-up inspected and,>«. finished’ An old court house
there were several ahead of me with the masonry cracked all
so I had leisure time Rather over- Whatever amount is spent
than to stand around there and we will not get as much for 1
breath down Shorty's collar1 as we would to bin d a new one
whle he was doing it, I decided Taxes- \es. it would take them,
to "loaf” of course Bo* are we doing this
, ,, ' . . . . „ , I repair job on some other kind
I walked into a business house | K ^ .
and the proprietor, after greet- j01 - '
ing me, said "did vou come from " ,len the e*ectl?n '^as on ''J1011
the Coun house” and I sez "No. j we voted the new idea down there
why-" and he said." I was over were some employees IN THE
this morning to buy my auto. COURT HOUSE argued that we
tags and there wasn's anybody dld not need it. Why. will jou
there except the caretaker. And ,e^ me-> 1 dave heard that taxe*
I said. “I don't blame 'em cause hove been raised to pa> for the
that wreck is going to fall in on, >“»puai and some are llolle"nf
them some of these days.” And to high Heaven about it. That
did I rip my britches when I ,0 expected,
matte that remark! There was | Few people realize that Arch-
also a contractor there, too. and j er county has the cheape>t \al-
the first letter of his name is i uations of any count> around
George Menasco of Wichita Falls, here and it is valuations that
and he informed me that if it i arc being raised. But when the
ever stopped raining for as much ! lr.nchers in other counties have
as 6 hours that he was starting, ,^'er ranches in Archer and even
in to put a new roof on and I i Sen. L'n(!°n Johnson w ill come
said "on What-” He gave me the from Washington down here to
old razz. "Pap, you are off yourjP3-' from 6 to 10 thousand dol-,
rocker." or sumpin to that ef-j'srs f°r a bull that ,s on t e
feet. I admitted to him that "I! county r°lls at in dollars, raised
ain’t smart or I would be a |on that land ,hat Jf vf*ued f \
contractor". We had a good laugh I -25.0 per acre It all adds up to J
over ^ "there is sumpin dead in Den- j
I find many who agree with; lriar*c;
me that the commissioners court! This is just one case of tax
Y’es, some of our folks are
Ted Clemmons is in the hos-
pital and at this writing the
doctors have been unable to
determine his trouble.
Hammon Harrison is in the
hospital recovering from a very
severe case of pneumonia. He
expects to be home again in a
Mrs L. L Parsons spent the
weekend at the bedside of her
father. J. C. Hall, in Denton. Mr.
Hall has been quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hundley
have returned from Dallas where
they had been called because of
the severe illness of Harry's
mother, Mrs. Herring, who un-
derwent surgerv-. They report
she is much improved.
Mrs. Billy Brackeen has re-
turned home after visiting her
mother in Farmington.
small but very appreciative audi-
| ence in the Assembly of God
church Friday night. Pastor Van
Horn promised that they will be
back to sing during a revival the
church plans to hold soon.
people of the
__________ Baptist Associa-
tion will hold their area-wide
meeting in Archer City Saturday,
April 2. The First Baptist Church
there will be host church.
FIFTH GRADE PRESENTS
The fifth grade at Holliday
school presented a Hawaiian as-
! sembly program on Monday.
March 28 from 1:40 to 2:40 p.
m. There were also special num-
bers by the band students.
Jay Herndon, Reporter
The Gospel Tone Quartette of
Radio Station KWFT Wichita
Falls gave a fine program to a
The River Jordan twists and
loops 200 miles in its tumbling,
journey down a 65-mile-long j
j valley between the Sea of Galilee
and the Dead Sea.
‘Come As You Are’
By Church Women
By H. M. "Pap" SIMPSON
The members of the Assembly
of God Women's Missionary So-
ciety held a ‘‘come as you are”
breakfast in the Holliday home
of Mrs. Joe Pryor last Tuesday-
Entertaining feature was the
“come as you are” part.
Shortly before six a. m the
first of the nine who enjoyed
the affair started out, and en-
route to the Pryor home began
knocking on the doors of others.
Whatever attire the lady of the
house was wearing when she
answered she was obliged to
wear to the breakfast, or pay a
fine of 25 cents for each addi-
tional garment she felt was nee
essarv. One lady was even caught
While the ladies were having
fun it was the papas who paid.
They were left to shift for them-
selves and the family. They had
the “privilege” of getting their
own breakfast, packing lunches,
and getting the children ready
C. H Queen to Frank Oster,
.342 acres of lot 37, blk. 1,
Mary Alice Hooper to Eliza-
beth Lee Gilmore, 297 acres out
of blk. 1, Palo Pinto Co. school
Sam Moss to J. L. Moss, lots
8 and 9. blk. 60. Holliday.
Maudie Paschall to G. H. Keen-
er. S. 68 ft. of lot 3. blk. 127,
Harold Smith to Marianne
White, lot 4. and Ni of lot 5 in
blk. 23, Holliday.
Oil And Gas Leases
Cleveland and Hayter to Burk
Royalty Co., 160 acres of TE&L
Co. Survey 2436.
Katheren F. McLaughlin to R.
H. Busby. W 2 and SEA of sec.
16. blk, 1. H&TC Ry. Co. survey.
Orgie Matlock to J- N. Martin,
N. 77 acres of blk. 26, James
Orgie Matlock to Leonarl Mar-
tin, blk. 25, James Saunders
W. J McMurtry to Leland
Fikes, N. 181 acres of M. Galan
Tierra del Fuego means “Land
of Fire..’’ but the South Ameri-
can island bearing this name
has chilling winds and damp cold,
the National Geographic says.
Discoverer Magellan named it
for the Indian bonfires burning
along the coast day and night.
American zoos pay as much
as $5,000 for a young gorilla.
Fewer than 60 are exhibited in
, ihe United Slates.
have engaged in the poorest piece
of economy that they ever have
before or ever will again I will
inequalities. These things should j
be worked out so that one group j |
or ndividuals will not be under-
give them credit for ordering an j taxed and others overtaxed,
election to vote a bond for build-j The dictionary gives the defi-
ing a new court house and I for nition that ad-valorem tax is a
one did not get out and work for! tax according to value. My opin-
-- * 'J *----- ---- ion is that we have lost our sense
it as I should have. But some-
one should have reminded
them that the hospital failed
the first time and later passed
and is going to be built. Maybe
bad they called a another eiec
tion it might have passed. But; in the book.
of value in an effort to get by
with as little tax as possible.
But it is water over the dam
now. It has been done or is going
to oe. Out it aj 3 bad U' 1
By E. M. "Pap" SIMPSON
Mrs. B. C. Blankenship of Pe-
U berg, Alaska, is presently vis-
in the home of Mr. and
oe Pryor. Her son has been
ig with the Pryors and at-
\z school, and will remain
to finish this term. The’
.enships will return to
A*«ska next week.
Maybe we will have a reporter
scon. But even then, a reporter
can’t be everywhere all the time,
so if you know any news call
2701. If no answer please call
again later and tell us anything
that would be of interest to
Mr and Mrs. Joe Pryor spent
the weekend in Bells visiting
Mrs. Pryor’s parents who were
- R L. “Corky” Yarbrough Jr.
The young people of the and family recently had as their
Church of Christ attended an guests Corky’s mother, Mrs. R.
.Area Youth Meeting Saturday l Yarbrough Sr., of Sache, and
night at the Tenth and Beard his sister, Mrs. Coy Lemmons,
Street Church of Christ in Wich- 0f Plano
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Lawler
and family of Fort Worth visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
King, and other relatives here
over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buller
! visited over the weekend with
their son-in-law and daughter,
I Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cowden.
Jerry Walker has been notified
that his Uncle, the one who wears
'.he striped pants and stove pipe
hat, wants to see him April 21.
After that date Jerry will be a
'oldier man. His wife Faye will
’ive here until he has completed
’.asic training, and then will
j 'in him wherever he may be
: -signed. At present she is em
• loyed in Corky’s Cafe.
Several of our college students
were home for the weekend,
among them Wendy W’ilson, Billy
Holt, Ladene Herring and Tom-
Mr and Mrs. J E. Wood re-
cently visited in the home of
their son Jimmy and family in
Odessa. Jimmy is minister for
the North Side Church of Christ
PARTS FOR ALL CARS
Part* and Magneto Repair
LAWN MOWER SERVICE
Got Everything “Nearly”
LET PAT DO IT
PAT’S AUTO SUPPLY
Phone HO 2-3261
DEL MONTE — WHOLE
GREEN BEANS ... 4
and EASTER EGG DYE
4 Cans 25c
ZEE (80 Count) ASSORTED COLORS
NAPKIBS.....2 Pkgs. 25c
SUGAR . 10 a 89'
Choice Home Killed meats
LEAN CENTER CUT
PORK CHOPS......Lb. 49c
CHEESE.....2 Lb. Box 89c
Garden fresh Produce
... Lb. 12V2c
PEPPERS . . .
... Lb. 19c
MORTON’S — FROZEN
PIES Large 22 Oz. . Each 39'
KING’S GROCERY* MKT.
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Bardwell, Beatrice G. The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 31, 1960, newspaper, March 31, 1960; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth709422/m1/2/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.