The Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 62, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, January 21, 1949 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. 62—No. 27
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDA? PANHANDLE, CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS; FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1949
(8 Pages Today)
Cold Weather Continues
Community Estate of Purvines,
Wife Is Appraised at $344,0001
Gross community estate of the
late Carroll Purvines and his
widow, Mrs. Kate B. Purvines, as
filed in Carson county probate
court,was valued at $344,000.30,
accordingto inventories made by
I. E. Padget, M. C. King and Jim
Recapitulation showed valua-
tion as follows: Ranch and farm
land in Carson and Potter coun-
ties, §133,303.50,; one-half inter-
est in Kansas ranch, $100,000-..
cash, bonds and accrued interest,
and automobile, §65,236.80; resi-
dence, $10,000; one-half interest,
in cattle, $35,460; total estate,
$344,000.30; decendent’s one-half
Will Made In 1937
Purvines, who died Sept. 28,
1948, left a will naming his wife
as executrix without bond. This
will was made Sept. 29, 1937, and
was witnessed by Vern Wisdom
and H. N. Munro, who testified
as to its authenticity in probate,
The will was brief and stated
that after the payment of debts
that all of his part of the com-
munity property, eal, personal or
mixed, was to be left his wife.
Community property included
8,900 acres of ranch and farm
land in Potter and Carson coun-
ties, an undivided one-half in-
terest in a 25,000 acre ranch in
Wallace and Logan counties, Kan.,
valudd at §100,000, half interest
in live stock, cash and other pro-
perties. Other one-half interest of
Kansas Ranch is owned by R. F.
+ Surratt, the appraisal stated.
This is one of the largest es-
tates ever to go through Carson
county probate court.
Inventory of assets follows:
Block T, AB & M. Survey holding:?
Sec. 11, 621 acres, $9,600; sec.
12, 640 acres, $10,000,; sec. 13,
640 acres, $14,000; sec. 29, 640
acres, $15,600; sec. 8, 640 acres,
§9,600; sec. 9t/ 640 acres, $8,000;
sec. 10, 614 acres, 7,675.
Other appraised land was: W.
P. Cannon strip, block 9, Carson
county, 53 acres, §6,646.50; part
of sec. 1, Blk 1, SK&K Survey,
Carson county, 170 acres, $1,700.;
part of same section and block
v in Potter county, 418 acres, §4,-
.180; part of sec 2, same block,
Carson county, 218 acres, $2,180;
same section and block in Potter1
county, 422 acres, $4,220; part of
sec. 3, same block, Carson county,
199 acres, $5,240; part of same1
section and block, Potter county,
425 acres, $4,250,; sec. 9, block
9, and same survey, Potter coun-
•ty," 640 acres, §6,400; sec. 10,
, block d, Potter county, same sur-
vey, 640 acres, §8,000; sec. 11,
block 1, Potter county, 640 acres,
$8,000; sen 12, block 1, same
survey, 640 acres, $8,000.
Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17and 18,
Block 55, Ware’s addition, Pan-
handle, $10,000; bonds and ac-
crued interest, $8,130; cash ini
banks was more than $55,000.
v Half interest in three groups of
live stock was valued at $35,460.
In addition, an automobile was
The land is in west Carson
county. Gross assets listed as be-
ing owned by Purvines were1
§172,000il5, or one-half of $344,-
Debts were trivial in compari-
«sion to the value of the estate,
i Listed were taxes of §825,05 due'
Carson and Potter counties, city
of Panhandle and Panhandle In-
dependent School District plus a!
nominal amount for funeral ex-
For Second Term
FEW PAY POLL
Poll tax payments have been
light the past few days, according
to Sheriff Clarence C. Williams,
tax assessor and collector. Bad,
Weather has caused many persons
not to pay their taxes, he believes.
All poll taxes to qualify one:
to vote in elections the coming
year must be paid by midnight,
Beauford H. Jester
Gov. Beauford H. Jester was
inaugurated Tuesday for his sec-
ond term in the House, of Rep-
resentatives. Inaugural ceremonies:
were changed to the House cham-
ber on account of inclement
4-H Wheat King,
Wayne Howard, 11,
Speaks To Lions
Wayne Howard, 11 year old
Texas 4-H wheat king, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Howard of the
White Deer community, has his
own reasons for belieying in the
use of improved varieties of wheat
He and his father were guests
Tuesday at the Lions Club.
Wayne was the principal speak-
er. His sample of Comanche wheat
won over all other entries be-
cause it was just a shade less
tha'n 100 per cent in its baking
While in Fort Worth, as the
guest of the Texas-Oklahoma
Wheat Improvement Association,
this young 4-H member' visited
flour mills and bakeries that were
putting many varieties of wheat
to severe tests. He heard the
manager of one of the biggest
bakeries in the Southwest
say, “we want to buy flour from
Texas wheat for all our plants,
but if Texas cannot supply the
kind of wheat that will make
the bread our trade asks for, we
will have to go elsewhere for our
He also saw several loaves of.
bread baked in the ovens of the
test laboratories of one of the.
country’s largest flour mills. He
saw some nice fluffy loaves and
he saw some flat sorry looking
loaves and some not too good and
not too bad. He found the at-
tractive bread was made from
flour milled from such varieties
as Comanche, Westar, Wichita or
He heard commission men say
they probably can continue sell-
ing slick-head wheat for bread
making as long as European mar-
kets continue short and will ac-
cept such wheat. There is little;
or no call for such wheat? in the
United States from the millers.
Commercial bakers make 70 per
cent of today’s bread. Flour from
the older varieties of wheat may
make good homemade bread but
it can not stand up under the
strain big -modeim commercial
bakeries give the flour going into
bread. Howard said is is just
good business to raise the kind
of a product the trade demands.
Wayne brought his large gold
trophy to the Lions meeting for
the members to inspect. This;
trophy is at least two feet in
height and in the form of a huge
loving . cup. After talks of Mr.
Howard and his son, numerous
questions were asked. The pro-
gram was in charge of H. M.
Nichols, county agent.
FUNERAL MELD •
Resident Of Many
vYears Was Veteran
Of World War One
Funeral services for Alfred
Monroe Pemberton, 55, were held
at the First Baptist Church at
2:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20,
with Rev. Herbert Brown, pastor
of the Baptist Church at Clayton,
N. M., officiating, assisted by Rev.
Truett Stovall, pastor of the local
Burial was in Panhandle Cem-
etery under the direction of Box-
well Brothers Funeral Home,
Amarillo, by the side of his father
W. M. Pemberton, who died in
Military graveside rites were-
under the direction of the Pan-
handle posts of the American
Legion and the Veterans of For-
eign Wars, of which he was a
Pallbearers were Gary Simms,
J. E. Weatherly, George Cross-
man, Otis Weatherly, L. B. Weath-
erlf, and Warren Fuller, Euless,
Texas. • Flower girls were Mes-
dames J. E. Weatherly, Faye
Herndon, Otis Weatherly, George
Crossmain, L. B. Weatherly, Gary
Simms, Essie Stepkjn, Leah
Franklin, Earl Cox, Clarence,
Shepherd, V. D. Biggs and Horace
Born In Texas
Pemberton was born July 2.8,
1893, in Jamestown, Dallas county
and died at 9:20 Tuesday night,
Jan. 18, in an Amarillo hospital
after an illness of over a year.
He had (been critically ill for
about two weeks.
He attended school in James-
town and then engaged in farm-
Pemberton enlisted in military
service at Fort Worth June 24,
1918, arid in less than two months
was in the American Expedition-
ary Forces. He served overseas
from Aug. 18, 1918 to June, 1919.
He left the farm to enlist in
military service and his records
showed that he made a good
soldier. His discharge showed that
he had no AWOL.
Served In Infantry
Records showed that he was
discharged June 30, 19C9 at Camp
Bowie, Texas, for the convenience
of the government, as the emer-
gency was ended. He was a pri-
vate in Company E, 34th infantry,
when he was discharged. He re-
ceived $86.15 pay to date and the
government bonus of $6 0, h^ dis-
Following his discharge from
military service he came to Pan-
handle where he again engaged
in farming. At the time of his
death he was road foreman for
precinct 1, Carson County, which
position he had held for ten years.
He wa£ married to Miss Ruby
Held Aug. 12, 1925, also of Pan-
handle, who survives.
Other survivors are -two daugh-
ters, Peggy, a student at North
Texas State College, Denton, and
Sue of the home address; one
son, Bill, a student at West Texas;
State1 Colleige, Canyon; a sister,
Mrs. Ruth Alexander, Dallas; a
brother, Raymond Pemberton, Ar-
lington, one nephew and three
EGINS FEB. 3
Boys’ And Girls’
Bid To Panhandle
Eleven boys’ teams and eight
girls’ teams have accepted in-
vitations to play in a grade school
basketball tournament to be held
Feb. 3, 4, 5 in Panhandle.
Games will begin at 6:30 p. m.
Thursday and three games will
be played that evening. Friday
games will run from 12:30-4:30
6:30; 9:30 p. m. Saturday morn-
ing three games will be played
beginning at 9:30. Games will
be played in the aternoon from
1:30 to 4:30 with the finals at
7 p. m.
J. L. Naylor, grade school coach,
is in charge of arrangements for
for the tournament and announces
that trophies will be given for
first and second place winners
in both the boys’ and girls’ di-
vision. Further information as to
the teams and their time of play-
ing will be given next week.
He’s Our President In Own Right Now
March Of Dimes
For Polio Work
March of Dimes work is mov-
ing jalong reasonably well, ac-
cording to Mrs. Julia Thompson,
county chairman. One person, who
has had a grandchild treated for
poli?5>, contributed ^ $50 ch^ck.
Work is progressing in collec-
tion of dimes from school children
and some money is being put in
the jars in stores.
Checks may be left with work-
ers in various _ communities or
they may be mailed to Mrs.
Thompson at the court house.
President Truman was inaugurated Thursday for his
first elective term as president. He has been president
since Franklin D. Roosevelt died in April, 1945. Alben W.
Barkley, veteran Kentucky senator, became vice-president
under Truman. Sweeping election of Truman and Barkley
was declared the most inmporant news story of the world
EARLY IN WEEK
IS NOT MELTED
Best Sleighing Of
Winter This Week
Freezing weather, which began
on Oct. 18 with a low of 27, con-
tinued (Thursday monning withj
a temperature of 17. Intermittent
snow flurries during the morning
and high southerly winds were*
making highway conditions hazar-
dous as the snow fall of Tuesday
was still on the ground and begin-
ning to drift.
The weather forecast was for
freezing rain and snow with a.
stock and cold wave warning for
the Panhandle of Tfexas through
Temperatures for the' past week
have averaged about normal with
the higher night time tempera-
tures balancing the lower ones of
the day. The high for the week
was 49 Jan. 14 and the low, 10,
Jan. 17. Light rain brought .11
of an inch of moisture Jan. 15
and a 6 inch dry snow Tuesday,
Jan. 18 melted out to .30 of an
inch, adding .41 of an inch of
moisture to the 1.52 previously
received this month.
The snow remaining on the>
ground as it has prevented alter-
nate freezing and thawing and far-
mers are hopeful that further
blowing of land can be prevented.
Temperatures and moisture;
amounts for the past week follow:
Senator Grady Hazlewood of
the 31st senatorial district drew
many choice assignments in the
51st Texas Legislature, which be-
gan work last week. He is on
Hazlewood is chairman of three
committees, representative dis-
tricts, senatorial districts, and
stock and stock raising; vice-
chairman of oil, gas and conser-
vation, and member of the follow-
ing committees: Aeronautics, ag-
riculture, commerce and manu-
facturers, finance, highways and
motor traffic, state affairs, and
towns and city corporations.
Mrs. Cecil Baird, Dumas, wasi
a guest in the home of her sisters,
Mrs. Everoyd Ellis and Mrs. Er-
nist Roselius, over the weekend.
NEW BANK BUILDING
First National Bank of Ama-
rillo announced that work would
begin shortly ion a $2,500,000
bank and office building across
the alley west from its present
location. The bank will face
Robert Jay Bonner of Panhan-
dle, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Bonner, has been chosen sergeant-
at-arms by the Falcon Fraternity
at North Texas State College,
Denton. He is a junior industrial
arts major at the college.
Goes On Display
Ralph Randel of the Randel
Motor Co. was in Dallas last week
for showing of the 194 9 Chev-
rolet passenger cars, which go
on display here Saturday. He
termed the new car “something
out of this world” for looks and
Randel was told that the car
is the product of three years of
engineering research and design
Experimental work began im-
mediately after V-J day and in-
cludes 1,068,000 miles of test
driving over proving grounds.
“We do not believe the public
will be disappointed,” said Ran-
del in* connection with inviting
the public to see the new car
Saturday. “The car has f many
improvements, but it also main-
tains Chevrolet tradition of rug-
ged, reliable transportation at the
^lowest possible cost.”
Supt. R. E. Byrom attended
the annual conference of Texas
School Administrators held in
Austin Jan. 6, 7, and 8.
D. D. Poindexter
Final services for Pfc. Delbert
D. Poindexter, 26, were held at
the Church of Christ, of which he
was a member, at 2 p. m., Satur-
day, Jan. 15, with Rev. H. L.
Gipson, pastor of the San Jacinto
Church of Christ, Amarillo, of-
Burial was in Panhandle Cem-
etery under the direction of Black-
burn-Shaw Funeral Home, Ama-
rillo. Military graveside rites were
conducted by the American Legion
and the Veterans of Foriegn Wars
posts of Panhandle.
Pallbearers were Oliver Russell,
Coe Cle^k, Howard Beddingfield,
Cecil Cummings, Jack Miller and
Pfc. Poindexter was killed in
action on Dec. 18, 1942, in Man-
ludio, China, where he had been
taken prisoner by the Japanese.
Car In Winning
Al|on Moore, owner of Moore
Motor Company, and Calvin Kiser,
book-keeper, were in Oklahoma
City Monday, Jan. 17, for a meet-
ing of all the Ford dealers in the
Oklahoma City territory.
The main purpose of the meet-
ing was to award each of the 24
winners of the recent contest
sponsored by the company a new
car. One hundred and ninety deal-
ers competed in the contest, some
in towns much larger than Pan-
In order to be the winner in
his igroup, the dealer had to make
the most parts purchases from the
branch house and to have the
greatest parts sales and shop ser-
vice sale^ in the months of Oct-
ober, November and December.
Moore received as. his award
a custom two door auto. Pictures
of the winners and the cars they
received will appear in the dif-
ferent Ford publications as well
as in several newspapers.
Mrs. Pauline O’Keefe, home-
making teacher in Panhandle
High School, has received a cer-
tificate from the radio show “Quiz
Kids” as having beeta named in
the “Best Teacher” contest. Mrs.
O’Keefe does not know who nom-
inated her for the honor.
Judlge Luther Gribble of Well-
ington will be here Friday, Jan.
28, for 100th district court.
M. B. Welsh’s
John S. Welsh, 71 years, twin
brother of Mrs. W. B. Ingham of
Conway and brother of M. B. _________
Welsh of Panhandle, died shortly j day afternoon, but the melting1
Last week’s snowfall was barely
out of the way before a storm
struck Sunday morning. Panhan-e
die seemed to be the center of
the heavy snow in this area early
this week. Most of the snow in.
nearby communities melter TueS"
after noon last Friday at a Shreve-
port, La., hospital.
Welsh became ill last Wednes-
day and suffered a heart attack
at 5 a. m. last Thursday. Funeral
services were held Saturday at
Shreveport, where he had made;
his home since 19 05.
The Louisianan was here last
August for fifneral services of
his sister-in-law, Mrs. M. B. Welsh
and made many friends during
his brief visit. He was an out-
standing lumber executive in
Louisiana. He seemed in good
health when he was here last
John S. Welsh was born in
Harrison County, Ohio, Nov: 30,
■1878. He taught school in Ohio
and in Iowa, also farming in the
latter state. He followed an older
brother, P. M. Welsh, teacher and
lawyer, to Shreveport. He was,1
married in Shreveport and is sur-
vived by his wife and two sons.
John, Jr., of Shreveport and
Glenn, student in Yale University.
Two other surviving brothers
are C. C. Welsh of Washington,
Iowa, and Harry Welsh of Mari-
M. B. Welsh left by train Sat-
urday night for Shreveport to
visit a few days with his brother's;
family and will return this week-
endN As the funeral was held
Saturday, it was impossible for
the Panhandle brother to reach
there in time without flying.
was noe heavy here.
Children have had the best
sleigh riding of the winter be-
cause there has been packed snow,
which has not melted quickly.
Cattle so far have gone through
the cold weather, but many are
doing considerable feeding.
G. H. SHEPPARD DIES
George H. Sheppard, state
comptroller since 193 0, died Tues-
day night in Austin. He was 73
years old and began a new term
the same day. He was appointed
comptroller March 24, 19 30, by
Gov. Dan Moody and was begin-
ning his tenth elective term.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dart, who
have been living at Booker, are
guests in the home of his brother,
W. E. Dart. Bill Dart has been
transferred to Folsum by the San-
ta Fe, but inclement weather has
made moving impractical.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams,
Lubbock, visited several days last
week with relatives near Pan-
Highway laws were explained!
and reports of traffic convictions
in Carson county were given by
H. H. Smith, county attorney, at
the Rotary Club luncheon last
Resignation of D. M. Smith as
president was accepted. J. Sid
O’Keefe, secretary, read a letter
of appreciation from Boy’s Ranch,
of a Christmas gift of $2 5 from,
the Rotary Club. Spicer Gripp
was a guest of John O’Keefe.
Visitors were Mayor F. C.
Herbst, Jack Allen, D. W. Page,
Ray Keith, Lester Wiles and R.
S. Gault of the Borger Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Cheatham,
2207 Onig St. Amarillo, are the
parents of a son, David Alan,
weighing 7 lbs., 11% ounces, born
.at Northwest Texas Hospital,
Amarillo, Jan. 10. Mrs. Cheatham
is the former Nell Spann, Ama-
rillo. Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Spann, Amarillo and
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Cheatham,.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Williams
are the parents of a daughter*
Dixie Jeanette, weighing 6 lbs.,
9% ounces, born at Northwest!
Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Jan. 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams are now
living at Bethany, Okla., where
he is studing aviation weather
observation. Grandparents of the
baby are Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Williams, Lubbock, formerly of
the Liberty community, and Mr.
and Mrs. M. C. McMinnemy, Ama-
rillo. W. H. Obrecht is a great-
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