The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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The Archer County News
PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY
ARCHER CITY, TEXAS THURSDAY. AUGUST 17, 1950
City Gets Green Light To Build
Dam Constructed Forty Years Ago
Archer Couple To
Pass Milestone 50
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Herron
of this city will celebrate wedding
anniversary No. 50 at their home
here Saturday without any special
festivities. This fine couple was
married 50 years ago at Fanner,
Tex., in northeast Young County
where they made their home fcr
about 7 years, then moving t3
Archer where they have since re-
sided in and near Archer City.
We wish to extend our personal
congratulations along with thosc
of all other residents of Archer
City to Mr. and Mre. Herron,
who have easily contributed their
share toward making Archer Ci'y
and Archer County a better place
in which to live.
The celebrants are the parents
of four children. Mrs. Bill Cooper
Denton. Tex.; Mrs. B. P. Berry,
Archer City; Bert K. Herron, Wal
senburg, Colo., and L. C. Herron,
Jr., Post, Tex. They also have
The City of Archer City on
Monday of this week, was granted
a permit by the State Board of
Water Engineers down at Austin,
to build a dam for impounding a
municipal water supply—on the
exact spot where the dam was
built approximately 40 years ago
—and they also granted a permit
to take as much as 300 acre feet
annually from the flood waters of
South Fork which is to be taken
by means of a 14-inch pipeline
now under construction from that
stream to the city lake.
City Secretary and Water Sup-
erintendent B. D. Robertson ap-
peared before the stale board Mon
day at Austin in behalf of the
Work is progressing slowly, duo
to the extreme rainy condition, on
the pipeline, but the new 2700-
gallon-per-minute pump purchased
about 30 days ago. has been deliv
ere-d and will be installed as soon
as the line is completed.
Enlists In Army
To Open Wed.
For Four Shows
Eugene D. Mahorney. 21, Box
643. Archer City. Tex., recently
enlisted for three years in the
infan try unassigned as a "recruit,
according to SFC Boyd L. Sullivan
of the Army and Air Force Re-
cruiting, Room 215, Federal Bldg.,
Wichita Falls, Tex.
Recruit Mahorney was sent to
the 4th Infantry Division, Fort
Ord, Calif., for further process-
ing and basic training. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Ma-
horney of this city and attended
GRAHAM (Special)—Graham is
ready uAyelcome visitors to the
second anmtal rodeo to be staged
in the recently enlarged arena next.„ , ,
Wednseday through Saturday, Aug.l 'he Archer C.ty H,gh School
2S-XO, Chas. E. Hipp, p.oafcL.;.t,
Wild Bill Elliott, well-known
movie star will appear in pel
during each performance and will
help judge the Quarter Horse Show
Aug. 26. Another special feature
of this year’s show will be “Cal-
gary Red,” who presents an un-
usual rope act during each per-
formance. He has performed in
the leading rodeos in the United
States and Canada. Performances
will begin each evening at 8 o’-
clock and parades will be held
Wednesday and Friday at 6 p. m.
The R, C. A. approved show is
being produced by the Double-S-
Ranch of Killeen, Tex.
Members of the Texas and
Southwestern Cattle Raisers Asso-
ciation will be honored Friday,
Aug. 26. and a special barbecue
will be held Friday noon.
Invitations have been issued to
nearby cities to send sponsors to
the Graham Rodeo, and to partici-
pate in the cowgirl sponsor’s con-
Mr. and Mrs. Ehner Benedict
and charming little daughter, Me-
linda Gay, are business attender-s
and visitors in this city where they
resided for some time prior to
last December. They are visiting
also with the lady’s mother, Mrs.
Mittie Gibson, in Electra. The Ben-
edicts are to return to Louisiana,
Leesville perhaps, where other
Shell Company employees, the J.
W. Coffmans, live. The lady stated
this morning that its wonderful
to return to Archer City—which
she referred to as “home."
Holds First Meet
The Quarterback Club held its
first meeting of the season Mon-
day night of this week and agreed
to take out injury insurance of
the 1950-51 Archer City Wildcats.
The next meeting will be next
Monday night, 8 o’clock in, the
school auditorium and it is urgent-
ly requested that any and all per-
sons interested in this year’s foot-
ball beys’ welfare be in attendance.
Officers for the ensuing year are
to be elected within the near fu-
They Don’t Want
The News Stopper
Judging from the following list
cf “nice folk” it would appear that
at least a lot of News readers do
not want their paper stopped as
per our warning three weeks ago
it would be if they failed to pay up
,by August 15. So that you may
realize what confronts us and why
it is absolutely necessary that we
disc:ntinue sending the paper to
non-payers, we offer a few perti-
nent facts. On January 1, 1950. we
■had a stockpile of about one ton
of newsprint reserve, but by the
time our next shipment is due to
arrive we will have less than 500
pounds which is considerably less
than one month’s supply and that
is entirely too close a margin in
face cf the fact that we can’t buy
We sincerely hope that the time
doesn’t come when we will have to
refuse to take new subscribers but
it could very easily if we continued
seeding the paper to those who
neglect to keep their subscription
paid. It’s up to us to make the
supply go as far as possible and
it’s up to you to pay.
The following named don’t have
to worry about this though, as
they, during the past seven days,
have made the necessary arrange-
ments for periods ranging from
one to three years:
J. S. Dugan. Miami, Ariz.; Mrs.
Powell Goodwin, Austin; Mrs. J.
C. Dudley, Abbott, N. Mex.; D. A.
Holt, Van Alstyne, Tex.; Oscar
Morris, Wichita Falls; Don Ikard,
city; Chas. Sullivan, city; S. A.
Oliver, Antelope; Ernest Riehl,
All Four Oil Bowl Game
Coaches Are Champions
All four coaches who will handle the Texas
squads in the 13th annual Oil Bowl Football Classic in
plonships last fall. O
homa side are John Miskovsky, whose Oklahoma City Capitol Hill
eleven won the Class A championship of Sooner high schools, »n|t Tex
Bartlett, whose Wynnewood gridders took the state Class B crown.
Texas coaches are Johnny Kitchen, head man of the Austin High
School Maroons, kingpins of South Texas football and finalists In
the Class AA playoffs, and Joe Golding, coach of the state champion
Wichita Falls Coyotes. Sponsored by Maskat Temple of Wichita
Falls, which turns over all profits to charity, the Oil Bowl game
pits all-star schoolboy footballers of the two states against each other.
Powell Gives Fine Performance
In Childress Greenbelt Game;
Invited To Play In Oil Bowl
A large contingent cf Archer
City football fans made the 230-
mile round trip to Childress last
Friday night to watch Danny Pow-
ell perform in that city’s first an-
nual Greenbelt All-Star football
San Angelo; Frances Mae Duren, I £ame- And every fan who made
city; Clark Melugin, Antelope;
Mr! and Mrs. A. A. Daniels of
Denton spent the past week-end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Thomas, on the DeShong
ranch north of town. The Daniels
plan to move soon to Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gremminger,
of Windthorst, were Archer City
shoppers and business attendee
Mrs. Harry Hannah, city; Mre.
Jack Robertson, Mankins. for self
and J. H. Lyles, Gainesville; R. L.
Hancock, city; Jim Wilson, city;
Mrs. Clifton Voss, Jr., city; Hap
Burkett, city; Mrs. Clarence Tarr,
city; Mrs. Don Beck. Stephenville;
Mrs. Cliff Baughman, city; O. L.
Linkletter, city; Mrs. Bob Crock-
er, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Lee Sprott,
city; Tom Burleson, Olney; Hood
Williams, city; Jiggs Brewer, city;
H. Lunsford, Loving, Tex.; Ed
Conrady, Windthc-rst; J. C. Strawn,
Jr., city; Mrs. Ross Davis, city;
Howard Farmer, Olney, for self
and Leonard Smith, Upland,
Calif.; Mrs. Leonard Schenk, Scot-
land; Mrs. Joe Hoffman, Scot-
land; Mrs. J. W. Bedford, Megar-
gel; O. S. Mclver, city; Mrs.
George Abercrombie, city.
Groom Two Weeks
In Hiway Crash
L. B Scarbrough of Joy, Tex,
died between 1 and 1:30 a. m. to-
day, Thursday in the Clay County
Memorial Hospital at Henrietta
from injuries ■usUiumi •• an au-
tomobile accident ltt miles east
of Jolly at about 6:30 p. m. yes-
terday. Hie wife is thought to be
in serious condition in the same
hospital, though we have no direct
information as to Use extent of
her injuries. She is the former
Miss Martha (Tootsie) Wallace,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wal-
lace of this city. The couple was
magried in borne rites here Aug. 3.
According to information, the
Scarbrough car and one driven by
W. H. Randall ct Wichita Falls,
had a head-on collision. A news-
paper account this morning stated
that Randall sustained a broker,
pelvis boas sad lacerations on his
No information is at hand as to
funeral services for Scarbrough.
Charlie Stewart was dismissed
Sunday from th Archer Hospital,
convalescing nicely from a recent
emergency appendectomy in Olney.
Mrs. John Tidwell was removed
Saturday to the Archer Hospital
from the Olney hospital where she
und rwent surgery. She is report
ed g.tting along nicely.
Mrs. J. W. MtCaslin was also
removed to the Archer Hospital
Sunday, getting along good after
surgery in Olney last week.
Coot Roberson was rushed to
a Wichita Falls hospital for an
emergency appendectomy immed-
iately after Dr. Smitson had been
summoned to his home and hal
diagnosed the esse. Though the ap-
pendix had ruptured before the
operation, Coot’s condition is now
thought to be good.
Mrs. Nora Farrington was re-
leased Tuesday after treatment.
Mrs. Charles Goforth was a Fri-
day to Monday patient with atrep
Jack Byrd was dismissed Mon-
day. improved after treatment.
M-a. Hap Wingo was removed
to her home Sunday after a week’s
Mrs. Jess Segler was dismissed
Friday and Mrs. Bill Dwyer was
relea sed last Thursday.
M's. Dick Taylor was admitted
Wednesday night for treatment
Mr*. MUbum Goforth baa been
hospitalised since last Friday.
Johnny Anderle of Windthorst
underwent a tonsilectomy Tuesday.
Gordon Rocker received emer-
gency treatment for a fractured
Heavy Rain Runs
More Water Over
Archer Citys municipal lake is
again this week seeing a lot of
water going to waste over the
spillway following heavy rains
here Wednesday afternoon and
night. Total fall since Tuesday
night until 11 o’clock this morning
measured 3.14 inches, according to
rain statistician John E. Robinson.
We have no reports at hand re-
garding the fall in outlying areas.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Mills of
Dallas were Tuesday to Thurs-
day visitors in the home of her
sister, Mrs. J. W. Heard. The
Heard children, Phillip and Phyl-
lis, accompanied the visitors home
to visit until the week-end when
“Peck” and wife will go for them.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. (Red) Con-
ner, of Hooka, Tex., passed through
this city today en route from
somewhere to somewhere. Red and
Mrs. Conner will be remembered
here where both served as teach-
ers in the Archer City school prior
bo (the last term.
Oscar Morris of Wichita Falls
was a Thursday Archer City busi-
ness attender and pleasant News
office visitor last week.
FARM BUREAU PLANS
AT RODEO GROUNDS
the trip is of the opinion that
Danny’s performance was well-
worth the long nocturnal drive.
The two- teams representing the
East and West, were made up of
chosen players from Northwest
Texas and Southwest Oklahoma,
and Danny was easily the spark-
plug of the East team—e v e n
though his team was the loser by
a 13-14 score. Danny directed the
strategy of the East team as
quarterback throughout practical-
ly the entire game and his gener
alship ranged all the way from
sensational to scintillating.
It has long been our opinion that
young Danny is the finest school-
boy athlete we have ever seen.
Possibly there have been others
who could do one thing better than
he but we*ve never seen another
teen-age boy who could do as
many things—and do ’em well. On
the football field he can run, he
can pass, and he can think. On the
baseball diamond he is equally
proficient from the pitcher’s
mound and boasts another asset
owned byfew pitchers—he can hit.
And he put on another perform
ance at Friday night’s game of
which we had no previous know-
ledge—because that, we had never
seen before but about which re-
garding his ability to do we had
no serious doubts
Danny served, the East team as
captain and at the half-time per-
iod, assisted by the West team’s
captain, the Greenbelt queen wa3
duly coronated, with the West cap-
tain delivering the flowers and
Danny the crown, following which
the queen puckered up for a kiss
and Danny came through once
again with a performance that
was no less than an osculatory
But all foolishness aside, Dan-
ny’s exhibitic-n was so impressive
that within a few minutes aftsr
the end of the game he received
an invitation (p participate in the
Ermin Berend was over Mon-
day from Windthorst. attending
chores and admitting to friends
that he pitched all 9 innings
the baseball game Sunday against
the Archer City nine. Windthorst
iwom (with a struggle) 7 to 4. Joe
Schroeder was at his usual post
Danny Powell pitched for the
Fireballs and Houston Petty sack-
ed ’em up.
BUD WALLACE HOME
WITH ^LITTLE CHANGE
Mayor Harris Proclaims Next Week
As Clean-up Week In Archer City
Archer Gty Bov
To Take Degree
COMMERCE, Tex., Aug 17.—
Don H. Colwell of Archer City is
among the 753 students scheduled
to receive degrees from East Tex-
as State Teachers College in sum-
mer commencement exercises Sun-
day, August 20. He is s candidate
for the Bachelor of Science De-
Registrar John Windell reports
the graduates will form the larg-
est graduation class in the history
of the college. Eight types of de-
grees will be awarded. They in-
clude 319 candidates for the bach-
elor’s degree and 434 candidates
for the master’s degree.
Dr. A. A. Duncan. Baptist min-
ister of Greenville, will give the
baccalaureate address at 11 a. m.
in Ferguson Auditorium. At 3 p.
m. in the same auditorium, L. P.
Sturgeon of Austin, associate com-
missioner of education, will deliver
the commencement address. A
graduate of East Texas State,
Sturgeon is a former superinten-
dent of the New Bostc-n Schools.
HORNED FROG DERBY
Bud Wallace was removed from
Wichita Falls Monday to the borne
of his aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Mo-unce, Jr., in tfcis city. Mrs
Mounce said this morning tha‘
Bud’s condition seems to remain
much the same. Though the 17
year-old victim of a car wreck
May 27 has not yet spoken a wor-1,
his aunt feels sure that he recog
nizes different faces that come
within his .range of vision.
Freddy Boyd, 7,
Victim Of Polio
Little Freddie Boyd is getting
along splendidly at the home of
his parents, the F"red Boyds, in
this city after having been strick-
en last week with a ligfht case of
poliomyelitis. The youngster com
plained a week ago last Sunday
of headache and upset stomacn
but, according to Fred, was much
better and able to play Wednes
day. On Friday he again had tern
perature. headache and upset stom-
ach and late Friday night was tak-
en to Olney where the case was
diagnosed as polio from where
he was rushed Saturday night to
the Wichita Falls polio ward. The
case was light enough, however,
Oil Bowl game in Wichita Falls. that treatments have now been
August 26. This is another all- j turned over to his mother,
star game hut player* are selected -»
for their ability from schools
throughout Texas to compete with
the beet our neighboring state of
Oklahoma can produce. With
Wichita Falls cnly 26 miles *way.
R is a cinch Archer Cky football
lovers will turn out en masse for
the Oil Bowl game—that is, as
long as any possible chance for
standing room it available.
Members of the Farm Bureau
who met Aug. 12 were as follows;
Coff C. Conner, Ira Elmore, Mr.
and Mrs. G. G. Lauster, A. L.
Kieechnick, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
Jeske, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Kunkel,
C. W. Wilhoit and Grace Bell.
The bureau voted to have a
watermelon and ice cream serial
at the rodeo arena is Archer City
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7:20 p. m.
A guest Speaker from Waco will
We will expect you and your
family to be then.
J. K. MITCHELL’S BROTHER
DIES AT SNYDER
Mrs. Jeff McMurtry attended
funeral services held last Thurs-
day in Snyder, Tex, for Billy
Mitchell, brother of a former Ar-
cher City resident, J. K. Mitchell •
The deceased, only 37 years old.
died of a heart attack. Though he
had been fading badly seme t
weeks, the fatal attack took hie
Charlie Stewart is now at home
and, according to his wife, recup-
erating slowly from an emergency
We received a couple of “wish
you were here" post cards this
week from Archer City vacation-
ing families, one from John Black-
man. mailed in Mountain Home,
Idaho, and the other from Les
Cross and postmarked Idaho Falls,
same state. They wish we were
there, shuckins! Whatthehell do
they think they know about wish-
Week-end visitor with the fam-
ilies of "the tote Mrs. Emma
(Granny) Powell were her grand-
son and family, Mr. and Mre. Mor-
ris HaySrr. George und Billy, of
Long Bruch, Onlif. TV Wuytor*
visited also with his paternal
grandmother. Mrs. Jim Hayter, in
ThureBay Archer City ahoppers
were Mrs. Doug Strange and
grandson. Matt I»*»t, of Wichita
Falla, and Mr*. R. C. Gilbow, Jr..
and ana, Bonnie, of south of Wind-
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prideaux spent
the past week-end with his daugh-
ter and husband. Rev. and Mrs. J.
B. Blunk, in Eastland, Tex. While
there. Ed a*d Ruby attended the
famed Horned Frog Derby in
which Edgar Bergen entered his
frog named Mortimer Snerd. Ber-
gens’ attempt to win the derby
was instigated by his desire to
get money to send Charlie McCar-
thy to reform school, be said.
Mrs. Prideaux said there was
lots of exhibition square dancing,
the likes of which she had never
Ed was only last week “turned
loose” from the Archer Hospital
where he had received treatment
for a fractured skull, sustained
when his horse fell on him. He
stated that if anything or any-
body wanted to keep him down for
long, he’d have to hit somewhere
besides the head.
Next week has been designated
by Mayor D. M. Harris as dean-up
week in Archer City and all citi-
zen* are urged to take time oat
and clean up their premises in an
effort to keep dawn any sort of
epidemic, including polio, of which
there is one new case in Archer
City at present.
At s joint meeting Monday af
the commiminers’ court and mem-
bers of the city council, and other
interested citizens, plans were
made to .ip ray the city an
thoroughly as posaible with D. D.
T. For this it is planned to use
the county-owned fog truck along
with a number of individually
owned cattle spraying machines.
The co-unty truck, manned by Fire
Chief John Robinson, will fog the
streets while it is planned to use
the smaller, more maneuverable
machines for the more inaccessible
places, including alleys, etc.
Cleaning up of private premises
is the responsibility of property
owner* while the task of cleaning
alleys,, spraying, etc. will be fi-
ne need on a fifty-fifty basis by
Archer County and Archer City.
The County Commissioners' Court
passed a resolution last year to the
effect that one-half the cost of
this undertaking would be paid by
the county in any community in*
Let’s clean up our city now and
make it a safer place in which t»
live. Any amount of money and
effort spent that will accomplish
that end will be money and effort
In Archer County
Mrs. Leon Gaines and daugh-
ters, Sandra and Gay, of ‘Wichita
Falls visited Wedneaday with her
cousin and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
E. R. Prideaux.
Mrs. Lola Beaty is on vacation
this week from duties as night
operator at the telephone ex-
change. She is visiting in the Pan-
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Sisk and
daughters. Kaye and Linda, were
week-end guests with home folk,
the W. C. Sutherlands They also
attended the wedding on Saturday
night of Mrs. Sisk’s brother, Tom
(Sutherland, in Graham.
Cotton crops in Archer County
have been reported as generally
good by cotton acreage measure-
ment crewe at the PMA office^
Several farmers have expressed
their belief that they will produce
a bale per acre. In most areas, in-
sect infestation has been pronounc-
ed and cotton producers are stay-
ing the fields at least once each
week in many instances.
The large amount of rainfall this
summer has meant a very good
growth for cotton but it also hu
meant that weeds and grass wera
given a head start while fields
were too wet to cultivate. At least
one cotton field in Archer County
was abandoned because of an ex-
cessive infestation of Johnson
grass and weeds.
Cotton measurement crews hope
to complete their work in the
county in the next ten dayt if no
mere postponement is caused by
rain. Sam Martin of tBc PMA of-
fice. said. The cotton allotment for
the county was just over eighteen
hundred acres. In spite of the fact
that many farmers did nc-t plant
their allotments, it is expected
that Archer County baa about
1200 acre* planted to cotton. Those
who did not plant their cotton al-
lotments were these farmers whose
allotments were from three to five
and six acres, Martin explained.
JAMES DAVIS HOME
FROM OLNEY HOSPITAL
James Davis was removed home
last Thursday from the Olney hos-
pital, getting along fine after
treatment for injuries sustained in
a July Fourth oil field explesiea.
Injuries included loa* of him one
good eye, loss of an arm and a
A baby boy. Fred McDaniel At-
kins. was bern Sunday. Aug. 6, to
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Atkins in
Wichita Falls. The mother, n-e
Mary Jo McDaniel, and babe are
reported getting along nicely as
are the father and big little broth-
er, Sammy. The Fred McDaniels
of this city are the proud grand-
Settled By S. W.
Wage negotiations between the
Southwestern States Telephone
Company and the Communication
Workers of America have been
completed with an increase in __________
wages for all employees covered shoulde* in a fall from a swing,
by the contract on a progression She is under the care of
scale, D. T. Strickland, general specialists.
Sell Melugin, in company
his charming young
ter, Debra Kaye, and her
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Verduin,
ed Saturday from. Denver, Cote.,
where he had been visiting gH
the previous two
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robertson vis-
ited the past week-end with BiiiW
young niece, Myra Lois Robertson,
who is hospitalised in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, witth a broken
shoulder. Daughter of Mrs. Alice
Robertson of Rush Springs, Okli„
the child sustained the
manager of the Southwestern
States Telephone Company, an-
Mr. Strickland stated that the
contract would be in effect for a
period of cne year from August
“The telephone company em-
ployees. like all other workers, ere
effected by the present increase
in cost of living. Should this trend
continue and material coat like-
wise keep climbing, telephone rites
Mr. and Mr*,
children. Jce and Ann,
by the lady's mother,
Robertson, of Wichita
tioo-vhaitiug in Sam’s
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