Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1961 Page: 1 of 8
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Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, Thurs., April 6, 1961
VOLUME 74—NUMBER 38
To School Board
Charles Smith and Phil Hawkins
were re-elected to the Panhandle
Independent School District Board
of Trustes and Belmont Slagle was
elected replacing A. L. Stovall
who did not file for re-election in
The fourth candidate in the race
for the three board posts was Troy
Smith received 173 votes, Haw-
kins, 146; Slagle, 121 and Dowlen,
115. A total of 192 persons voted.
Panthers Take A
First In District
Jim Wright Wins
Comity Vote In
Congressman Jim Wright receiv-
ed almost half of the votes cast in
Carson County in the special sena-
torial election to elect a senator
to replace Lyndon B. Johnson.
Statewide, however, Wright
placed third in the voting and will
not be in the runoff election which
will be between John Tower and
William (Bill) Blakley.
County votes were Wright, 472;
Tower, 295; Blakley, 106; Wil Wil-
son, 85, Maverick 63; and Gon-
zalez, 8; among the top six con-
tenders for the post.
Other votes in the county 1,070
ballots which were cast went to
Blewett, 3; Burlison, 10; Galagher,
1; Glover, 16; Kennedy, 1; Roberts
2; Sams, 1; Tredway, 2; Hoyt Wil-
son, 3 and Hugh Wilson, 1.
Cox Win City
Three new members, George
Franklin, Wayne Cox and Marvin
Sparks, were elected to two-year
terms on the City Council in Tues-
day’s city election.
Defeated were incumbents, C.
IT. Bell and Harold P. Smith, and
H. G. Neely. Richard Orr, the
third member of the council whose
term expired this year did not
Franklin received 235 votes;
Cox, 202, Sparks, 194; Bell, 185;
Smith, 115 and Neely, 48.
Members of the council who
were elected to two-year terms
last year are Richard Nunn and
Gene Skaggs. Mayor Howard
Lane was re-elected to his post in
last year’s voting.
Lubbock Man Is1 In Plane Crash
Pat Wayne Carhart and Mike
James took first place in the sen-
iorboy division of the district 1-A
tennis tournament in Stratford
Tuesday. The pair wil compete in
the regional tennis meet later in
This is the first , time in a long
time a Panhandle athletic team
has taken top district honors.
Panhandle’s tennis teams took
three seconds. Judy Jay placed
second in the senior girls singles,
Mike Eklund was second in the
junior boys singles and Bobby
Russ was second in the senior
Thre third places were won by
the group. Carolyn Bell and Betty
Davis placed in the senior girls
doubles, Pat Davis placed in the
junior girls singles and Connie
Heare and Wanda Ware placed
in the junior girls doubles.
larch Was Wet
March was one of the wettest
months in Carson County since
Preciptation for the month was
2.89 inches. The last appreciable
moisture to fall in the area was
Persons who have keys to the
War Memorial Building are asked
to please return them to the
county judge’s office at once.
Ch aides (Chuck) G. Bloom, 43,
of Lubbock was killed Monday
afternoon when the spray plane
which he was flying crashed and
burned two miles west of town.
Bloom had just finished making
his second pass over a field be-
longing to J. Ray Howe and was
over Garretson Estate across the
road from the Howe land making
a turn when his plane went down.
The volunteer fire department
was called to extingush the blaze
and help in removing the charred
body from the wreckage.
Bloom was in the air force in
World War II and flew “The
Hump” for the Air Transport Com-
mand. He had been flying with
the Newton and Rosson Flying
Service of Idalou for about two
He is survived by his widow, a
daughter and his mother, all of
Lubbock and a sister of Plain-
Parents Of Little
Leaguers To Meet
A meeting of the parents of boys
who will be participating in the
Little League Baseball program
in Panhandle this summer will be
held in the Commissioners court-
room tomorrow night at 7:30, ac-
cording to Bill Brown.
Hears To Open
Radio-TV Shop Here
Leroy Heare has announced
plans to open the Heare Radio and
Television store at the corner of
Third and Main Streets about the
middle of April.
Heare will be the franchize deal-
er for Zenith radio and television
products and will' do repair work
on radio and tv sets.
He is currently attending South-
west Radio and Television School
in Amarillo and will graduate in
April. He is a graduate of the
Commercial Trades Institute in
Chicago, 111., and has completed
two semesters of basic electronics
at Antelope Valley Junior College
in Lancaster, Calif. He worked for
over more than a year for Convair
Aircraft Corp., in Lancaster in
trouble shooting radar.
How Carson County Voted For Senator
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Group To Present
A master modem dance class
will be presented April 10 and
a modern dance concert will be
presented April 11 here by the
Texas Woman’s College Modern
Dance Group under the sponsor-
ship of the Panhandle High School
Girls Physical Education Depart-
The dance class will be held in
the junior high school gymnasium
starting at 7 p.m. In the class,
basic fundimentals of the modern
dance wil be taught. Both partici-
pant and spectator tickets will be
Those who will be tking part in
the class are asked to bring app-
ropriate clothing for physical ex-
The concert will be presented
in the junior high school auditor-
ium at 8 p.m. April 11. It will be
comprised of dances based upon
a variety of themes which range
from indigenous folk material to
the ballet idiom and from humor-
ous dances to those of a deeply
Tickets to either or both events
may be purchased from any high
school girl. Proceeds of the events
wil go toward the purchase of a
trampolene for the school system.
The dance group is under the
direction of Dr. Anne Ashley Dug-
gan, dean of the college of health,
phsycial education and recreation
CHARLES (CHUCK) BLOOM, 43, of Lubbock was killed in this single engine crop
dusting plane when it chashed and burned two miles west of town Monday afternoon.
Bloom had just made a second pass across a field belonging to J. Ray Howe and was
making a turn to go back acroo the field when his plane went down. (Herald Photo)
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Louis Grayson Is infant Grandson of Sam banning
Career Day Set
For April 21
At High School
Of lotary Club
Louis W. Grayson was elected
president of the Rotary Club in
an election held at the club’s noon
meeting in the War Memorial
Picked as vice president was
Claud Zevely and as secretary-
treasurer was Frank Vise. Elected
as new directors were Earl Bon-
ner and Herbert Sullivan.
Hold over directors are Jimmie
Smith and Frank Robinson.
The Country Parson
Harmon, McConnell .
Re-Elected To S-WD
School Board Posts
WHITE DEER—Ed Harmon and
Russell McConnell were re-elected
members of Skellytown - White
Deer school board trustees April
There were 56 votes cast in
Skellytown and 186 votes cast in
Ed Harmon lead with 209 votes,
Russell McConnell was next with
129. Wayne Jordon received 92,
and Mrs. Benard Weaks received
two write-in votes.
Both men have been on the
board since 1956.
Ed Harmon is an employee of
Skelly Schaffer Gasoline Plant
and Russel McConnell owns a
farm northeast of White Deer.
Local Resident Dies
Roger Wayne Parrish, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Parrish of
Amarillo died in Northwest Texas
Hospital in Amarillo Sunday morn-
ing. He was born March 14.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon in Llano Ceme-
tery in Amarillo with the Rev. J.
W. Pratt, pastor of the Panhandle
Assembly of God Church officiat-
Survivors besides the parents in-
clude a brother, Jimmy Dean; a
sister,- Debra Pat, the grand par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parrish
and Mrs. Joanna Garcia, all of
Panhandle; and a great-grand-
father, S. H. Parrish of Kingston,
Sam Lanning was elected presi-
dent of the Lions. Club at the noon
meeting of the Lions Club Tuesday
in the War Memorial Building. He
was formerly vice president of
Picked as vice was A. R. (Red)
Bell, a director of the club. A. J.
(Bud) Weiser was re-elected as
secretary-treasurer, Freeman Mil-
ton was lected Lion Tamer and
Elmer Padget was elected Tail
Alvis Tabor and Carlos Carter
were re-elceted to two-year terms
on the board and Jud Skaggs was
elected to a two-yar term.
Elected to fill the remaining
year of Bell’s term on the board
was Don Cowan. Holdover mem-
bers of the board are Clarence
Williams and Jack Ramey. Out-
going president of the club is Gene
Sam M. Braswell,
Newspaper Man Dies
CLIFTON—Sam M. Braswell,
74, pioneer Clarendon newspaper
editor and former president of the
Texas Press Association, died here
Building permits for three new
homes, two garages and two in-
dustrial buildings were issued here
in March for a total of $115,750,
according to City Manager Frank
Permits for Lames were taken
out by John Melvin for one house
and F. W. Davis for two. Garage
permits were issued to W. H. Lane
and Davis. Industrial building per-
mits were issued to Vibra Whirl
and Panhandle Wheat Growers,
Total building permits issued for
the first quarter of the year are
more than $400,000. Building per-
mits issued in 1960 totaled more
HERALD WANT ADS PAY!
April 21 has been set as the date
for the first Career Day to be spon
sored at the high school.
The event, under the sponsor
ship of the Parent-Teachers Asso-
ciation, will feature 25 business or
professional persons who will add-
ress groups of students interested
in possibly entering their field.
The purpose of Career Day is to
familiarize the students with vocat-
ional opportunities and necessary
educational and personal qualifi-
cations in professions or business-
es in which they are interested.
In planning the event, students
were questioned to learn what bus-
inesses or professions about which
they wanted to learn more. Speak-
ers are being selected on this
A coffee for the speakers will be
held at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
A general assembly will be held at
Beginning at 9:50, students will
attend three 45 minute group meet
ings at which individual speakers
will dischss their respective busi-
nesses or professions.
The speakers will be guests of
the Rotary Club for lunch.
Vivian Warminski Winner Of National
Safety Council ‘Safety Service’ Award
42 PARTY DATE CHANGED
The date of the Martha Class
of the Baptist Church has been
“A good, cause isn’t so
often defeated.as, like a fire,
it simply is allowed to go out
He was hurried in the Canyon/ changed from a tentative date of
Cemetery Tuesday morning with /April 7 to April 14 in the War
graveside services conducted by Memorial Building.
Dr. E. D. Landreth of Amarillo.
Mr. Braswell had lived in Clifton
since his retirement as business
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H. N. (Butch) Monroe is home
for two weeks from the Veterans
COLLEGE STATION— Vivian
Warminski, a Carson county 4-H
member, has been named to re-
ceive the National Conference for
Farm Safety of National Safety
Council their “Citation for Meri-
torious Service to Safety.”
Winning safety awards isn’t new
to the Warminski’s. Miss Warmin-
ski holds many awards on the
county, district, state and national
levels. Last fall she was named
a national winner and received a
$400 college scholarship. Her
brother, Norman, won a similar
award in 1958. They teamed up in
1958 to form the state’s top safety
demonstration team. She was cit-
ed -by the National Safety Council
for her exceptional service to
Her 97 safety projects have
ranged from home nursing to the
safe use of volatile liquids on the
farm an din the home and leader-
ship in the Federal Civil Defense
Administration’s Family Action
She has been a leader in her
club and county by serving as an
instructor for ounger 4-H mem-
bers an das chairman of the Coun-
ty Safety Workshops. She has help-
ed younger members plan their
own safety programs.
Miss Warminski has also been
recognized by the Texas Farm
and Ranch Safety Council and is
the holder of their “Citation For
Outstanding Contributons to Farm
and Home Safety.” She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Warminski of White Deer.
Her 4-H career has been super-
vised by Mrs. J^‘ her, Car-
son County Lome demonstration
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Peoples, Don. Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1961, newspaper, April 6, 1961; Panhandle, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth885685/m1/1/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carson County Library.