The Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, May 16, 1947 Page: 1 of 12
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Vol. 60—No. 43.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
PANHANDLE, CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1947
(12 Pages Today)
Phillips Strike Has
Affected Economy Of
Panhandle Oil Field
The Phillips Petroleum Com-
pany strike, which entered its
ihird week at 12:01 a. m. Thurs-
day, has caused 4,000 workers to
be idle and it is predicted that it
will have widespread effect upon
the oil industry in Borger and the
entire Panhandle of Texas.
Phillips employes began voting
at 9 o’clock Wednesday night on
a proposed settlement and voting
closed last night. Dispatches
from Borger Wednesday night
said that the propositon being
voted upon was about the same
as that offered before the strike
Preferential security for union
men is one of the points that
brought about the strike, which
has been most orderly.
Phillips Studies Field
It’ is understood that the Phil-
lips Company is considering its
entire program in the Panhandle
of Texas, as this is the first time
that it has had major labor dif-
ficulty in this area.
A high- official said that the
company is considering whether
it is too important a part of the
economy of the Borger area and
that anything that concerns the
firm is of too much general im-
portance to this oil field.
These considerations are being
made in connection with the study
of whether to go ahead with ten-
tative expansion programs. These
programs will be studied very
closely, it was said.
Carbon Black Days Over
All carbon black plants are
closed except these operated by
J. M. Huber Corp., which pro-
duces its own gas. It is said that
the day of Borger being the “car-
bon black center of the world” is
over, as natural gas is going to
be needed for pipelines to various
cities in the nation.
That a great shifting in the
economy of the Panhandle oil
fields must come shortly was
stated by an oil official. He said
that Borger is on the tail-end of
a .$60,000,000 to $70,000,000 gov-
ernment spending spree during
The easy money put in by the
government must come to a halt,
this official said. The oil field
will have to move under its own
power and not have money poured
in by the government, he said.
Must Have Volume
One credit m'erchant in Borger
was quoted as saying he would
have to close his store if the
strike kept up 60 days. He said
he would not have to close be-
cause of credit losses but because
his volume would be so small that
it would not carry his overhead.
Wholesalers already have put him
on a cash basis, so he had no
difficulty in telling customers he
could not carry them.
Rubber plans now are being
handicapped through the shortage
of carbon black, reports from
Houston and Akron, O., said. A
Goodrich synthetic rubber plant,
erected during the war at Borger,
has been closed because of the
Phillips strike. An official of an
cil firm said that freight rates
and other operating costs were
a handicap to the plant and his
prediction was that it would be
closed within a year, regardless
of the settlement of the strike.
Geary Opens Feed
And Poultry Store
Panhandle Poultry and Feed
Store is the name of a new busi-
ness established by Charlie Geary
in the building formerly occu-
pied by the G. & G. Tire Shop,
‘ the old Bussey Drug location.
Geary, who operated a recap-
ping shop in the location, is also
the owner of the grocery store
•across the street. In his new busi-
ness he is featuring Gooch’s Best
and Mayfield Feeds, both known
to the local trade.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. James of
Vallejo, Calif., are the proud pa-
rents of -a daughter, Zerva, born
April 29. She weighed 7 pounds
13 ounces. Mrs. W. R. James was
formerly Nova Jean McDaniels.
ELLA HAMMERER WILL WED IN JUNE
2.74 INCHES OF
RAIN IN WEEK
Wheat Fields as
Days Are Cloudy
Rain is practically all that Pan-
handle has observed during the
last week except when the sun
pushed the clouds away to shine
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Most wheat fields had just
dried enough so they were not
muddy from rains over the week-
end when rain fell again Wednes-
Moisture fell Friday with .25
inch,; Saturday, .9 7, and Sunday,
.43 inch. Wednesday’s rain left
1.10 inches and total for the week
was 2.74 inches.
High for the week was 81 de-
grees Wednesday and the low of
5 0 Friday of last week.
Date— High Low
May S ........ 70 58
May 9 ----- 53 50
May 10 ----- 58 56
May 11 ...... 64 55
May 12 _____ 74 53
May 13 ...... 78
May 14 ............. 81
The high wind which hit here,
late Wednesday is said to have
blown down a garage at the Skel-
lytown Baptist Church parsonage.
Reports were that the wind,
blew wheat to the ground in the
Umbargev area between Canyon
and Hereford. The Vega and Here-
ford areas had tornado-like winds
WHITE DEER AND
.Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
good-will train will stop in Pan-
handle at 3:20 p. m. Tuesday,
May 27, for 20 minutes. Panhan-
dle people are asked to meet the
visitors, who will bring West
Texas State College Band with
The first day will be spent visit-
ing cities from Anjarillo to Chil-
dress; the second on the Burling-
ton lines from Childress to Pam-
pa with later stops planned for
White Deer, Panhandle and Bor-
ger before arriving in Amarillo
at 6:40 p. m.
Trustees ordered $559.50 of
playground equipment at the
monthly meeting of the school
board Tuesday night.
Equipment ordered included
one 12-foot safety merry-go-round,
$128; one 16-fcot all-metal slide,
$/l 18.50; two 12-foot all-metal
straight slides, $165 each; one
set heavy duty swings, $14 8.
One of the straight slides will
be used at the Petroli-a School.
Order was placed with Delmar B’.
Harris Co. of Concordia, Kan.
Supt.-elect Cecil George of
Pampa was here for the board
meeting. The board voted to re-
fund Superintendent Turner the
following expenses in connection
with athletics in former years:
1944, $137; 1945, $118,: 1946,
$112. Most of this expense was
in connection with taking stu-
dent entrants to track meets and
other athletic events.
Miss Norma Jane Ewing, for-
mer teacher who has been with
Girl Scout work in recent years,
was elected to the grade school
faculty for 1947-48.
1947 Senior Class
1 : :
MISS ELLA HAMMERER
Mr. and Mrs. Sewell H. Hammerer of Panhandle announce
the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter,
Ella, to Morris A. Hall of Atlanta, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Hall of Jasper, Ala. The wedding will take place June 5
at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Houston.
Ruby June Vance
Ruby June Vance was born in
Panhandle June 4, 1930 and is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Vance. She has been a stu-
dent of Panhandle schools 11
years. She was the freshman class
favorite and an officer the same
year. She was a member of Who’s
V ho, basketball team three years,
band one year, Choral Club four
years, Homemaking Club two
years, and tennis two years. She
plans to enter North Texas State
Teachers College in Denton.
Ramona White was born in
Amarillo, April 24, 1930. She.is
the, daughter of Mr. and* Mrs.
J. B. White, and she has attended
Panhandle schools nine years. She
participated in the Choral Club
three years, Homemaking one
year, volleyball three years, bas-
ketball three years, Pep Squad
two years, and Science Club one
year. She plans to enter nursing
school next spring.
Alice Elizabeth Woods was
born in Pampa April 19, 19 30, and
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. B. Woods. She attended Pan-
handle schools 11 years. She was
a member of the basketball team
three years, volleyball three
years, Choral Club four years, and
Homemaking Club two years. She
plans to enter Seton Hospital
School for Nursing at Austin.
(Continued Throughout Paper)-
Election Is Set
For May 24th
V. C. Marshall, executive di-
rector of state soil conservation
board of Texas,, announces notice
of election on creation of proposed
Carson County Soil Conservation
District, embracing all lands in
All persons who hold title to
farm or ranch lands lying within
the proposed district, who have
attained the rage of 2(1 years, and
reside within the county are be-
ing notified that on May 2 4, be-
tween 7 a. m. and 7 p. m., an
election will be held upon the
proposition of the creation of the
Carson County Soil Conservation
District as a governmental subdi-
vision under the provisions of the
soil conservation law of this state.
Voting divisions and polling
places for the election follow:
Box No. 1—District court room.
Qualified voters residing within
the school districts of Deahl, Pan-
handle, Pleasant Plains, King, Lib-
erty, Cuyler, Hobart, Conway and
Tony Ridge. M. F. Calliham
judge; Leo Detten, clerk.
Box No. 2—White Deer Drug
Store, White Deer. Qualified vot-
ers in the White Deer School
District. Biggs Horn, judge.;
Buisz Urbanczyk, clerk.
Box No. 3—Unsell Chevrolet
Co., Groom. Qualified voters in
Lark and Groom school district.
Mike Britten, Jr., judge; A. J.
One hundred and seven farmers
requested by petition the forming
of this district. When the district
is voted, Carson County farmers
will be able to ask help in soil
and water problems from the
U. S. Soil Conservation Service.
John O’Keefe, president-elect:
Joe Rorex -and Rev. James Todd
made reports on the recent dis-
trict conference Weld at Fort
Worth at the Rotary Club lunch-
eon last Friday noon.
L. C. Curtis gave a program on
Visiting Rotarians were H. S.
Benjamin and J. L. Sands. Borger;
Marshall Hubbard, Pampa, and
J. Bryce O’Keefe, Amarillo.
Girl Scout day camp will be
June 2 to June 6, 4 p. m. to
8:30 p. m. on the court house
lawn. Miss Norma Ewing will be
camp director and Mrs. J. B.
Hcwe will be camp committee
Carson County commissioners’
court Monday called for bids to
construct the 10-mile highway be-
tween White Deer and Skelly-
town. Bonds totaling $130,000
were voted last year for the proj-
ect to cover the area of the White
Deer Independent School District.
Bids have been called for
grading, drainage structures, flex-
ible base and asphalt surfacing
on the read to be received until
10 a. m., Friday, June 6.
The notice states that contrac-
tors shall pay not less than stand-
ard wage scales for laborers,
workmen or mechanics employed
on this project.
Plans may be seen at the office
of the county clerk or at the Hat-
field Engineering Co., Amarillo.
Bidders will be required to
make a cashier’s or certified check
for 5 per cent of their bid as
faith that the winning bidder
will enter a contract and execute
bonds within 10 days after no-
tice of award is made.
This is considered a Public
Works project as defined by the
Texas Legislature and the notice
states that no provisions are in-
tended to conflict with the pro-
visions of said acts.
The House at Austin voted on
final passage, 105 to 17, a meas-
ure to provide $125,000 each for
museums at Lubbock and Canyon.
The Senate companion bill is spon-
sored by Senators Grady Hazle-
wood of Amarillo and Sterling
Parrish of Amarillo,
This week’s Herald carried in-
formation in a story and in an
editorial about the difficulty of
getting the appropriation through
at Austin and of the hurdle neces-
sary to get Gov. Beauford H. Jes-
ter to sign such a bill.
The bill had been in committee
for some time and the recent ac-
tion at Austin is considered much
40 Seniors in Class
SHELLY HIGHWAY To Be Sunday Night
BIDS ADVERTISED J *
Court Will Open
Bids On June 6 Commencement week activities
for 40 seniors of Panhandle High
For Paved Road School will reach the climax with
baccalaureate services Sunday and
graduating exercises Tuesday
night, May 20.
Baccalaureate services will be
held at 8:15 o’clock Sunday night
with Rev. W. E. Fisher, pastor of
the First Methodist Church,
preaching the sermon on “The
The high school choir will sing
three numbers and Juanna Jo
Broadaway will give a vocal num-
ber. Rev. James Todd will give
the invocation and Rev. Herbert
Brown the benediction. There will
be the traditional processional
and recessional of the seniors.
The thirty-fourth annual com-
mencement program will be held
Tuesday night with the theme
“In the World of Today”. Joan
Hinshaw, salutatorian, will talk
on “Who Are We?” and Alice
Scott will talk on “Whiat We
Need”. Jean Hinshaw, valedictor-
ian, will speak on “Are Wei
Supt. Kellus L. Turner will pre-
sent diplomas. He also will pre-
sent scholarship and merit
Class officers are: Billy Pem-
berton, president; David Warren,
vice-president; Patricia Robinson’
secretary; Alice Scott, treasurer.
Class flower is the red rose; class
colors are red and white.
Mrs. Pauline Q’Kebfe is class
sponsor, and the motto is “For-
get the past, work for the pres-
ent, plan for the future.”
The class of 4 0 is composed of
14 boys and 26 girls. As four of
the boys plan to remain over to
play football next fall, the class
will have only 3 6 to graduate.
Two Classes Make
Gifts to Turner
At 10:45 Wednesday morning
in assembly, Supt. K. L. Turner
was given by the senior class a
beautiful brown leather two-suiter
Gladstone Wheary traveling bag
with a compartment for shoes,
Bill Bumpuis <
Billie Grace Burum
Audrey Gene Brawley
Lula Maye Cummings
Billie Ray Evans
Bobbie Jean Ferrell
Jean Heath '
Mary Beth McCollough
Billie George Pemberton
Bobbye Nell Pike
David M. Warren, Jr.
shirts and other accessories an<|
the letters, “K. L. T.”, were
stamped in silver on the sides.
This lovely gift was presented by
The junior class gave him k
stop watch on which were eu*
graved the words “To Mr. Turner
From the Junior Class of 1947”.
This gift was presented by Carl
Adcock, president of the junior
Rooney Is Man
Killed by Train
Alvie Asberry Rooney was the
name of the man who was found
dead, on the Santa Fe railroad
tracks one mile west of Kingsmill
in Carson County Tuesday morn-
ing, May 6, information received
from the F. B. I. yesterday stated.
Rooney was born April 3 0,
1 9 04,, in Porters Bluff, Tex., and
served in the Army. Home address
was gjven as Ennis, Tex., with Coy
O’Neal Rooney of the U. S. Marin6
Corps as next of kin.
The body is at a Pampa funeral
home and Sheriff Williams is ex-
pecting relatives to arrive shortly
to discuss funeral arrangements.
4 Local Students
Finish at WTSC
West Texas State College, Can-
yon, will graduate 9 4 at com-
mencement June 5. Four of the
graduates are from Panhandle:
Mrs. Norma Purvines O’Neal, Miss
Oma Ruth Robinson, Howard Les-
lie Weatherly and Stanley Curyea.
Maiy Juanita Gray of White
Deer also will graduate. All will
receive bachelor of science de-
grees except Stanley Curyea, who
will receive a bachelor of busi-
ness administration degree.
Rev. William E. Wright, pas-
tor of the First Christian Church,
Borger, will deliver the baccalag
reate sermon Sunday morning,
June 1. Commencement address
will be given by Dr. John G.
Flowers, present of San Marcos
Sunday, May 18, 1947 8:15 P M
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Processional--------------:-----March of Graduates
“Onward Christian Soldiers”___________Arr. by Niles
High School Choir
Mrs. Douglas Smith----Accompanist
Miss Elsie Porter_____'_____Director
Invocation _------------------------Rev. James Todd
Panis Angelicus (Bread of the Angels)____!____Franck
High School Choir
Announcements______________________K. L. Turner
“Consider the Lilies” ______________________Topliff
Solo----------------Juanna Jo Broadaway
Sermon----------------------“The Image Glorious”
Rev. William E. Fisher
“As Torrents in Summer”____________________Elgar
High School Choir
Benediction-------------:-------Rev. Herbert Brown
Pageant March____________________________Part I
Juniors - Seniors
Accompanist-----------Mrs. Douglas Smith
Director----------------_ Miss Elsie Porter
Theme------------------“Into the World of Today”
“Who Are We?”------------------------Salutatory
“What We Need” ______________________Alice Scott
“One Fleeting Hour”_______Dorothy Lee
Solo----------------Lula Maye Cummings
“Are We Ready?”----------r--------- Valedictory
Scholarship and Merit Awards
Presentation of Diplomas______________k. L. Turner
(Assisted by Billie George Pemberton, Pres., Class ’47)
“The End of a Perfect Day” (Special
Words)--------------------Carrie Jacobs Bond
Benediction-------------------Rev. Herbert Brown
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