The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1958 Page: 4 of 8
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Thursday. J ’y 3. 1958
THE ARCHER COUNTY MEWS
Mrs. Charlie Abercrombie of
this city and Mrs. Roy Graham of
Olney were honored with a bon
voyage party given Friday morn-
ing at the home of Mrs. James
iSrvey in this city before the
boaorees' departure for Hawaii
Co-hostess with Mrs. _Harvey was
Mrs. B. P Berry
Soipe thirty-five friends of the
honored women enjoyed the in-
formal coffee and visiting at 10
he refreshment table was
novered with a handsome cutwork
linan cloth and was centered by
an arrangement of daisies. Mrs j
Hugh McKinney of Crane, twin j
sister of Mrs. Harvey, presided at
the silver coffee service.
Out-of-town guests included Mrs.
G. M. Benson of Alpine and Mrs.
H. C. McKinney and Mrs. Jeff j
Hollis of Olney.
5JOO-FOOT ARCHER WILDCAT
Carter-Gifford Oil Co. of Dallas
hos staked No. 1 Mary Ann Gar-
vey as a 5200 foot Archer County-
wildcat six miles south of Archer
The venture spots 330 feet from
east and south lines of block 94.
Jefferson CSL survey.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gholson
and his mother, Mrs. Carrow
(Crow) Gholson of Farmington.
N. M., are visiting this week in
this, their old home town, with
Tuesday morning, Mrs. Crow
Gholson underwent minor throat
surgery and Wednesday was shop-
ping the local merchandise marts.
Stowe-Andrews Wedding Performed
Wedding vows were exchanged
by Miss Mildred Louise Stowe,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Stowe of Olney. and Archie Pur-
cell Andrews, son of Mrs. R. 0.
Andrews of Archer City and the
late Mr. Andrews, in a double-
ring ceremony at the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of Olney Sat-
urday evening at 8 o'clock.
Officiating were Rev. Elden
Cole, pastor of the Greenwood
Methodist Church of Dallas, and
Rev. J. C. Forester, pastor of the
Olney Cumberland Presbyterian
A background of white tapers |
| and fan-shaped arrangements of |
| white gladioli formed the decora- j
tive setting for the ceremony, and
I the musical program featured or i
3he was attired in a pale pink im-
ported cotton brocade sheath with
overskirt of deeper pinjc nylon
'.u'le, and wore a small bow hat
made of the pink cotton brocade,
she carried a white colonial bou-
Bob Andrews of Olney, brother
of the bridegrom, was best man,
and the ushers were Dink Stowe
of Olney and Glenn Stowe of
Wichita Falls, brothers of the
This And That
By W M CURRY
TURNING BACK THE PAGES
April 8, 1932.
From Whitewright Sun.
A. E. Ray. of Caddo, Okla., spent
several days in the city last week
Mr. Ray is on# of the pioneers
around Whitewright, and comes
every year or so to meet old
friends and see again the scenes
of his vouth.
Mr. Ray is one of the most in-
teresting characters it has been
our good fortune to meet. He is an
ex-cattleman and Texas Ranger.
He has fought Indians on the
! plains, in early days killed buffa-
i lo, deer and panthers.
He tells an interesting story of
the way in which he celebrated
New Year’s day in 1879. He was
living then on a cattle-ranch in
I the far frontier. now known as
j Archer County. It was a cool, crisp
I winter morning—an ideal day for
| hunting. Mr. Ray with his brother-
j in-law and his two trusted English
hounds, set out to kill a deer for
a little morning exercise.
They had only been gone about
| an hour when the dogs jumped a
deer in a thicket. The first had
I been so easy that they were un
willing lo return so soon. They
j discovered panther tracks nearby
I and followed the trail some time
| before the dogs finally got it. But
| when they did, there followed an
exciting time for all, at the end of
i which the hunters had bagged two
panthers. They returned to the
ranch house by 12 o’clock, carry-
ing the two panther skins and the
deer as trophies of their hunt.
Mr. Ray says that at that time
Whitesboro was the nearest ship-
ping point for cattle, as Gainsville
was only a trading post on the
frontier. Reminds us of Emmerson
Hough’s “North of 36”,
Mr. Ray has been asked several
times to write his life history in
The Mr. Ray mentioned above
bride; L. P Bumpers of Archer wrote us a letter some time ago.
City, brother-in-law of the bride wanting information about this
groom; and Ken Andrews of Gra- section, stating that he lived on
ham. the bridegroom’s cousin. ; Onion, six miles east of Archer
After the wedding, the bride’s j City, in 1879.
"irents entertained with a recep- We published the letter and we
tion at the home of the bride’s I are informed several of the old
grandmother, Mrs. 1. F,. Mercer, timers wrote him in answer.
The round refreshment table H happens tha,t we have not
was covered with an imported made contact with inyone who
Quantico, Va. (FHTNC)—Com-
missioned a Marine lieutenan*
June 7 was William C. Howsley,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Howsley of Archer City, Tex.
Lt. Howsley is a graduate oi
North Texas State College.
He is now undergoing the 32
week Marine Officers Basic Course
at Quantico, becoming a qualified
Infantry platoon leader.
Before being commissioned, he
completed the 10-week O f f i c e i
Candidate Course, also at Quantico
To Be Held
The John Robinson home in this
city will be the scene of a Robin-
son family reunion the coming
John and wife expect kin to be-
gin arriving Thursday for the an-
nual affair. It is hoped that all
ten children of the late John M.
Robinsons, five girls and five
boys, and their families will be
gan music by Mrs. Edwin Ke> of ■ ]jn(?n cloth with satin-stitched knew him here in those good old
“The Lords Prayer , Mrs L P Bumpers of Archer
Presented bv her father, the, . , , ,
bride wore a floor-length gown of ™-v and Bo* Andrews of
blush nylon tulle over taffeta. The 0,ne>h Preslded a «-ysta
? v j „„„ punch service, while Mrs. Lavell
^a'que lce , . ?,■ f Meaders of Sevmour and Mrs. Otto
and a low portrait neckline of -
pleated tuUe framed by a stand-1 JJ^wein? '^Tm^ Neal
tells us that he remembers him.
He tells us that Old Man Pierce,
of just across the line in Clay
County, told him a good many
tales about A1 Ray, a great thril-
ler of which was his encounter
with a panther
The old story was that Ray was
up joke of re-embroidered 'I Malicky of Dallas secured names j hunting near the little Wichita
tilly lace The bouffant skirt was j| Riv„r a ch„rt He
(Pol Adv. Paid foe by John C. Whit*)
many layers of tulle and net over
j taffeta. Her waist-length veil of
! blush bridal illusion fell from a
! small crown of matching lace and
The bride wore small diamond
earrings, a gift from the bride-
groom. and for something old wore
a wide gold wedding band which
belonged to her great-grandmo-
ther She carried a small cascade
of gardenias and pink roses.
Miss Brenda Darlene Stowe
served her sister as maid of honor.
for the bride’s book j River, a short distance from
Other members of the house-' ranch, with some dogs.
! party were Mrs. I. E. Mercer and The ranch house was located on
Misses Brenda Stowe of Olney. j top of a hill down Onion Crek
Barbara Ernstes of Houston. Bar \ about two miles north of the Ar-
bara and Becky Bumpers of Ar cher City and Henrietta road. A
cher City and Jbanne Meaders of lone chimney stood for several
Seymour. j years to mark the spot.
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When the couple left on a wed-
ding trip to«.Colorado. the bride
wore a pink cotton brocade sheath
with white accessories and a cor-
sage of yellow gardenias.
The bride, a 1952 graduate of
Olney High School, was graduated
from Texas State College for
Women, Denton, with honors, re-
ceiving a bachelor of science de
free in bacteriology.. She took
medical technician’s training a'.
Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
La., and until recently was em-
ployed as a medical technologist
at Wadley Blood Center in Dallas.
The bridegroom was* reared in
♦he Shearer community of north
Young County, where his parents
were pioneer residents. He is a
graduate of Graham High School
and received a degree in animal
husbandry at Texas A&M College
in 1949. He served in the U. S. Air
force and since 1956 has been
studying veterinary medicine at
The couple will reside in Gra-
ham this summer.
The M. G. Williams family re-
union took place in their home in
this city the past week. Those
present were Mr and Mrs. Cecil
Eads (Rita) and daughters, Cecelia ; was killed
The dogs found this panther and
Ray tried to kill it with a six-
He shot twice, but did not kill
the big cat, and tha dogs finally
chased it up a small tree. Not
having any more cartridges for
his gun, it is said that Mr. Ray
knocked the critter out of the
scrubby elm with a club, and fi-
nally killed it witk the club.
If true, arid we see no reason to
doubt it, this was certainly a
great feat. A full grown panther,
as this one was, so Uncle Tom in-
forms us, is simply a big vicious
wild cat, measuring about nine
feet from tip to tip, and about
175 pounds weight. When a pan-
ther gets mad, he screams and
can tear a man all to pieces with
his teeth and claws.
Ann and Andra Rea, of Spring Val
ley, Calif.; Vera and Linda Henson
of San Diego. Calif; Mr and Mrs.
Ray Glassock and Larue, Connie
and Rocky of Earth, Teg.; Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Sewell and Lyndal of
Ft. Worth; Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Williams and Randy of Lubbock;
Mrs. Yvonne Duncan of Washing-
ton, D. C; and the borne folks to
include Mr. and Mrs. Monroe, Jr.,
Staci and Rodney.
Unable to be present were a
mghter, Tommie Jo, of Cali-
fornia. and two sons-in-law. Bud
Duncan who is ill is Waco and Bill
Henson of San Diego.
Those in attendance enjoyed a
wonderful get together. The West
Coasters will return to their homes
the coming weekend
Mrs. J. C. Strawn, Jr„ was
called to Seminole, Texas, lest
of the critical
Bill Tidwell on the Onion sec-
tion is some wolf hunter. He ran
across a small wolf pup in the
morning that was bothering one
of his turkey hens that was trying
to hatch out some nice poults. Mr.
Tidwell secured a gun and soon
the pup was in heaven. Feeling
sure that the mother of the pup
would return, he waited and sure
enough, the wolf did return and
by Mr. Tidwell. This
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. (Pink) Hulse
of this city elebrated their 28th
wedding anniversary with a quiet
family dinner-at their home Sun-
day. Guests were their son and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas
Hulse. Jasper and Tommy, also of
Oh Sunday, last. Mr. and Mrs.
Pink drove to Elbert for Pink’s
first visit since Christmas with his
elderly parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Blake Hulse. Pink had been unable
to go see his parents due to his
Visitors last week in the Hulse
home were the lady’s aunt and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Me-
lugin and Jay, of Fort Worth, who
were en route to Colorado where
the youngster is to spend a month
at an exclusive boy’s ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Abercrom-
bie of Dublin spent a recent week-
end with the gent’s mother, Mrs
Anna Abercrombie, in this city,
his native haunt, and visited with
his favorite brother and sister,
George Abercrombie and Mrs. Bill
Young, and families. They also at
tended the Berry-Abemathy wed-
ding June 21.
The visitors’ son, Charles Aber
crombie, is reportedly convalesc-
ing nicely from spinal surgery
some two months ago in Dallas.
Charles is now able to be up some,
though the convalescent period is
yet to be quite long.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie (Cotton)
McLemore and children, Lynn and
Kevin, and the lady’s young bro-
ther, Harrell Cross, of this city
are leaving today, Thursday, bound
for Denver, Colo., where Harrell
will remain with his parents, Mr.
Lemores will vaoation for a week,
and Mrs. Les Cross, and the Ifc- j
CATTLE OPEN FULLY STEADY
TO STRONGER, STOCKERS
Cattle trade was active and
prices were generally fully steady
at Fort Worth Monday. Fat steers
and yearlings were highly uneven,
as some buyers showed little in
terest in the offering at current
prices. However, the few lots that;
were on hand cleared without mis
Cows and bulls were aetive, and
stocker and feeder classes of cat
tie and celves again enjoyed very
•broad demand. Choice fat calves
were in small supply.
God and choice slaughter steers
and yearlings cashed at $24 to $27
and common to medium sorts
cashed at $16 to $23 Some pasture
fed steers cashed at $2i and
Good and choice slaughter calves
cleared at $24 to 27.50, a few high
er. Common and medium grades
sold from $17.50 to $24. Culls drew
$14 to $17.
Medium and good stocker steer
calves cashed at $24 to $30 and
a few steer calves of lighter
weights sold to $32. Stocker
heifer calves of medium to good
grade sold from $23 to $29. Me-
dium to good stocker and feeder
sters cashed at $22 to $26, and
commoner quality sold from $18
to $21. Stocker heifers ranged
from $24 downward.
SHEEP AND LAMBS SELL
High grade offerings were vir-
tually lacking in the sheep barns
at Fort Worth. Trade was active
and prices fully ' steady Monday
on all kinds, quality considered.
Geod te choice slaughter lambs
cashed at $21 to $23 and cull to
medium Springers go from $13 to
$20. Feeder lambs cashed at $17
Good fat yearlings sold from $17
to $18, and cull to medium year-
lings sold from $12 to $16. Aged
wethers sold mostly from $10 to
$12.50. Slaughter ewes sold from
S6.50 to $7.50. Aged bucks sold
around $6 and a few solid mouthed
bucks sold to $9. Goats cashed at
$7. to $7.25.
HCWS FIRM, TOP *24.50
SOWS $21 DOWN
Hogs were steady, and choice
butchers cashed at $24.25 to
$24 5. Medium to good hogs cashed
at $22 to $24. Sows sold mostly
from $19 to $21.
JUNE 15 PARITY ON LIVESTOCK
USD A offices in Fort Worth
made available the June 15 parity
ratios this week. Beef cattle and
calves were standing at 96 percent
of parity, hogs were at 98 percent
of parity, and lambs held at 82
percent of parity. Wool was only
53 percent of parity.
Visitors this week with Mrs.
Henry Bank* and Mrs. Charlie
King in this city are, and were,
Mrs. Banks’ sister, Mrs. ’Dovie
Brassell of Amarillo, and the
ladies’ nephew, Billy Nichols, and
family also of Amarillo. The latter
family spent Wednesday night.
Mrs. King is a niece and eousin te
Spending this month with Mrs.
Banks and husband is her elderly
mother, Mrs. Mary Nichols, of
Visitors the past week in tk*
H. K. Petty home in thin cij^faen*
the gent’s brothers, J. D. iMr of
Torrington, Wyoming, and Alvin
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Swp tmurfd to Aw Sinil m
was a pretty good sized wolf,
measuring five feet from tip to tip.
Take notice. Mr. Powell, this was
a wolf, not a panther.
Among the Archerites who at
tended the district Sunday School
and B.T.S meeting at Olney Tues
day were Mr. and Mrs ft S. Mor-
rison. Hr. and Mrs. Bert Herron.
Mra. J. R. Jones, Mrs. C. L. Aber-
crombie, ra Sullivan and children;
Misses Joe Elisabeth Fudge, Alla
Mae Jones, Thelma Bailey, Mary
Frances McAnany. Vivian Aber-
crombie. Emma Gragg. Estell
McCaslin. and Ruben Morrison,
W. B. Burney, Howard Baker, Sam
Baker and Gordon Elmore
Mrs. Martha Bell Mavis of Ar-
msai City, Kans., is improving
nicely at the home of her mother.
Mrs. Elmer (Skinny) Jones, in
this eity. Mra. Mavis had been ill
A tty1, 3. L. when she arrived bat is much
suffered a severe better after some two weeks treat-
ment in the Archer Hospital.
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The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1958, newspaper, July 3, 1958; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth709494/m1/4/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.