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   Anson Western Observer (Newspaper) - February 8, 1951, Anson, Texas                                 Western  »I» ^ é  Observer  <^H/e<tC Thuu  99  fö.4  Western Observer, Anson, Texas, Thursday, February 8,1951  Price—5c  lome Building In Passes $20,000  , J which set a I use of substitute materials where ^^^""L ast year possible, a sufficient supply of million in products such as cement which f J thrni.A the are in less demand for defense S! «nw vear pass- production, a continuing high lev-P®^ w Tanuary. el industrial construction and in-$21350 creased .numbers of repairs. Ma-lil^l! for hbme terial and labor shortages will be |750 was for nom ^^ headaches for the buUd-  ^ Tnr WW ing industry in 1951. A defense housing biU simUar to legislation  commercial per | ^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^  sponsored.  iits wei 6 Wilson & Stoneman permit  2,000; W. H. Cris- was for repairs and alterations on oyd Lumber Co., the Grace building which they «ese, $400; Key | leased for a grocery store. |$7,o6o, and Boyd  r. m. wagsiaff  R. M. Wagstaff is to be chief speaker at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.  Local Talent To Be Used On C of C Banquet Program  py, $7,000. ig this year will al problems com-] .J state and nation, lituation is summed ..Jig bureau of bus-1 of the University of Ion Texas construe-[  Entertainment features for the br 1951 construction j Annual Anson Chamber of Com ¡increasing material merce banquet Friday night, increases in the February 16, will include songs by the grade school choral group il Dine Und vocal solos sung by Peggy  \L DIVJ Austin, high school student. R. M.  kmrnmrntmrn^ Wagstaff, Abilene attorney and  rlrlVrll law professor, will be the chief  liVWI ¥ kV speaker and John Womble, form  er manager of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will be toast-  ^ „ «Ì fi.» master. The banquet will start at construction of the  il Hospital vvm be • ^ g^a^e school music  le City CouncU nexU ^her, will direct the choral  fEB. 13  ruary 13, Mayor Earl this week, ve been given notice sealed bids with B. Honea by 2 p day.  to proceed with-delay to build and  f)spital,  -»---  accompan-  ^GESRUN AVERAGE MRY  group and play the iment for Miss Austin.  The city's outstanding citizen of the year will be honored during the evening and the new officers, and directors of the Chamber iif Commerce will be present-ted.  The invocation will be led by Rev. David W. Binkley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the benediction by Rev. J. H. Mc-Willlams, pastor of the Corinth Baptist Church.  The Chamber of Commerce'i promotion program for 1951 which is to be completed at meeting of the board of directors licenses and suits I new, retiring, and hold-overs to ere below the year- night, (Thursday) will be present-average for this ed during the business session month. Seventeen following the banquet. Tonight's licenses from meeting at the Anson Hotel at I Herb Rowland's of- o'clock will also be attended by divorce suits were Roger Q. Garrett, Jr., county iice of District Clerk judge; Mayor Earl McCaleb and The average rate Rue Bennett, president of the 'is around 20 per school board. George Logan of the West Texas Chamber of Com-ere issued to the merce staff has also been invited to attend the director's session to itho Goyne and Ida outline the program of activities Ir; Napoleon Johnson, for the regional organization, ^e Jean Emerson; L.  and Dorothy Alice iThomas Sanchez ]Uv-Earita Sanchey Costel-pary Roberts and Imo-|Dwlght Warren May-|ry Frances Waldrop; |rson and Jeanette Ir-Merrill Kitchell and fittard; James Giddion nd Anna Eloise Pen-Dore Covey and Annie [Melvin Venice Neill ilargreat Elliott; Wil-Dalbert and Burea [ Nelson Broyles and xton; Walter A. Fen-atha Stallings; Billy pn and Wanda Joyce hell Davis and Emma |Wiley Coleman Ben-  ra Dora Potter. -* —  If. Newton laturday  lewton, 43, native of Vednesday in Paris,  vices were conduct-i m. Saturday at the ( Church in Anson. ' M. Chambers, pas-Burial was in Mt. under the direc-|ce-Edward8 Funeral  _ls a sister of N. H. erintendent of tbe l»e is the dau(|ht«r D. Touchstoh6 of  had moved to ParV about three months |re engaged in' dkiry  JOHN WOMBLE  John Womble will be toastnias-ter for the Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night, February 16.  rw  U.S. 180 HIGHWAY CONVENTION SET F0RARRIL9  Fred A. Wemple, chairman of the Texas Highway Commission, wiU be the chief speaker for the highway convention to be held in Anson in April. Wemple's home is Midland, Texas.  Program for the U. S. 180 Highway Convention to be held in Anson Monday April 9 is being arranged by a committee appointed last week by Roy Mays, chairman of the Anson Chamber of Com merce Good Roads Committee.  The program committee is composed of E. M. Pittman, W. H. Littlefield and Everett Beaver.  Errors in the Western Observer story and head last week gave the date of the convention as April 18 in one place and April 8 in another. Both dates are incorrect. The convention is to be held on April 9.  Representatives from all towns on Highway 180 are expected to attend the session to be held here.  -•-  Capt. and Mrs. John C. Hays aiid sons, John Harrell and George are now Uvlng in Lawton, Okla., where Capt. Hays Is stationed at Fort Sill. He entered the service  two weeks before Christmas. ———-- ^  ^ Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Glazner,  theilii^dMiiid; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers, and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ' ' Day„uid David attended;^ {Gin^  ^Convention  ......  .......  3,260 POLL TAX RECEIPTS ISSUED; CAR PLATES READY  With the poll tax and other tax papyment rush period behind them Tax Assessor-Collector Elzy Bennett's staff is now ready to start registering motor vehicles.  Poll tax payments, totaling 3,-260 topped the last non-election year by 333.  Current receipts issued are 877 under last year's 4,137, but '49 was an election year. In 1948 2,927 persons qualified for voting by paying their poll tax and 26 by exemption. There were 58 exemptions this year and 87 last year.  Car registration plates, received recently, go on sale today (Thursday). The color scheme for this year's plates is orange with black numerals. The plates were manufactured by the Texas Prison System.  --«-  TWO NEW LOCATIONS MADEINBULLARD FIELD THIS WEEK  Two new locations have been filed for the Bullard Field in Jones County in the vicinity two miles southwest of Anson.  DeSoto Oil Co. No. 3-A J. W. Barnes is to be an offset 950 feet from the south and east lines of Section 5, Block 1, T&NO Survey.  The same operator's No. 4-A Barnes is to be an offset 1,650 feet from the south and 950 feet from the east lines of the same section. Both arc slated for 3,000 feet with rotary.  The DeSoto No. 1 R. D. Goodrich, Section 6, Block 1, T&NO offset three miles southwest of Anson in the same field, has been plugged and abandoned at 3,054 feet.  R-H-K Drilling Co., Ltd. & The Ibex Co. No. 1 Roy R. Largent, Section 45, League 149, DeWitt CSL, offset to the discovery well for the Ball-Kuehn Field five miles north of Merkel, was drilling below 4,520 feet at last report. Slated depth is 5,450 feet with rotary.  B. Baldridge No. 1 R. G. Young, Subdivision 5, Robert Smith Survey 192, offset to production four miles southfeast of Hawley, has been completed with a gauge of 57 barrels of 39 gravity oil in 24 hours.  The production was on pump from the open hole at 1,993-2,003 feet.  In the Noodle Central Field one mile west of Noodle, Humble Oil & Refining Co. No. 13 J. C. Sears Section 27, Block 18, T&P Survey, offset to production, has been gauged at 55.31 barrels of 44.5 gravity oil and 53 per cent water in 24 hours.  The well is producing on pump from the open hole at 2,996-3,004 feet. Casing was set at 2,986 feet, Ungren & Frazier, et al. No. 2  C. P. Amerson, Section 65, Block SP Survey, has been completed  as a new producer in the East Hamlin Field seven miles east of Hamlin. The well flowed 165.68 barrels of 40 gravity oil in eight hours.  Flow was through choke with packer on casing and 100 pounds on tubing. Production was from the open hole at 3,172-81 feet. Gas-oil ratio was 200-1.  Sohio Petroleum Co. No. 7 J. F Compton, Section 118, Block BBB&C Survey, East Hamlin Field offset, has been completed for gauge of 268.32 barrels of 42.i gravity oil in 24 hours, flowing through 1-2 choke with 180 pounds on tubing from 20 perforations at 3,148-53 feet. Gas-oil ratio was 380-1. Total depth was 3,200 feet with casing set at 3,199 feet.  Tiger Cagers Finish On Top; Favored To Win 9-A Title  Finishing the District 9-A Basketball double round robbin as the leading team with only one defeat to mar their record, the Anson Tigers will enter a four-team turnament as favorites to win the district championship. The Tigers' only loss was to Albany.  The date and place for the tournament to be played with Throckmorton, Munday and Stamford will be decided at a meeting of the coaches of the various  teams set for Wednesday night. Throckmorton ranked second in the double round robbin, losing only three games; Munday was third with four losses and Stamford fourth with five losses.  Victory in the tournament will give Anson the undisputed championship of the district, but if the Tigers loose they will have to play the winner of the tournament for the championship.  The Anson B team came through the final game with Munday  WAYNE CONNELL, one of the B squad high point men of the season has scored a total of 84 points. He has played as a sub on the A team-and is likely to be called on in the play-off tournament.  Photo by J. T. Duke  Dr. W. J. McCreight, who has been in Scott and White Hospital in Temple for the past two weeks, will undergo surgery Thursday morning.  Mrs. Jack Cole And Daughter Land On Guam  Mrs. Jack Cole and Sandra landed in Guam Saturday, January 27, where they will join Mr. Cole. They sailed from Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Cole is doing civil service work on Guam. Mrs. Cole, the former Martha Jean Anderson, is the daughter of Mrs. A. W. Anderson of Anson. Mrs. Cole visited her mother and other relatives in Anson a few weeks before sail ing.  -*-  Miss Merle Allen of Sweetwater was a Sunday visitor in the home of Mr. J. W. Dean.  A COMMUNITY ASSET  (An Editorial)  February, a month of notable birthdays, sees the celebration of a "birthday" in which all Americans can properly join. Boy Scout Week, Feb. 6 to 12, reminds us that one of America's largest youth organizations has reached another milestone.  The Boy Scouts of America has reached its forty-first anniversary. Since Feb. 8, 1910, more than 17,500,000 American boys and men have been influenced by the Scout Oath and Law. They have benefitted by using their leisure - time energies in outdoor living and activities of cultural and practical values which lead boys to become dependable men.  Today over 2,750,000 boys and men are actively enrolled in over 75,000 different units. Fortunate indeed are communities where Scouting flourishes. American adults of Kood character give generously of their time to give leadership. Others help by raising funds, and are members of Local Boy Scout Councils which in turn provide training for leaders, camp facilities, worthwhile year-round activ-iSU ?ersokal advancement and opportunities lor Scouts to render community wrvlce. . , ,.,, - ^ May you have many, more happy »^Jidays, Boy Scouts!  , , ' , I"" ' vf ' ^ ' '  MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION  WHEREAS, February 9th, 1951, has been designated as a day of Prayer throughout the world; WHEREAS, in conjunction with this designation, and in order that the people in our community may join with other communities and with other nations in voicing prayer unto God that every nation may sincerely seek World Peace;  NOW, THEREFORE, I hereby Proclaim that February 9th be observed in the city of Anson, Texas, as a day dedicated to Prayer that Peace may soon be restored, and that every effort, both individual and collectively, may be made by our people toward making that Peace a reality. To this end, the cooperation of all citizens and churches within our City is respectfully solicited, not only on the designated day, but throughout all time to come.  Earl McCaleb, Mayor  City of Anson, Texas.  Anson Troop Obsemng National Scout Week  Thursday night with only a one-point margin to complete the double round robbin without loosing a game.  In the A game Thursday night Anson won 28 to 23 with Berry and Pittard tossing seven points each for high point honors. High point men for the B team were Hollums, Connell and Owens with five points each.  The Throckmorton games Tuesday night resulted in a 38 to 36 win for the A team and 38 to 15 for the B team. Berry was high point man for the A team with 13 points and for the B team was Hank McWilliams with 10 points.  DONALD HOLLUMS was high point man for the undefeated B team. He scored 100 points during the double round robbin playing. He is sure to see action during the tournament.  Photo by J. T. Duke  I. ms  i X/  iV- & ■<  « ^ ^  M U RR OWE N S.sporeiii »2 points during the seuon :tO: .daim second'liigh.poiQt honon on tbe B team. He will be on caii during the tournament which wUljdidde the efaampioBiUp of .the diiUict.,, Flioto by J. T. Duke  Anson Boy Scouts will climax their observance of National Boy Scout Week by attending church services in a group Sunday, Scoutmaster W. A. Scott said Tuesday.  The local troop attended a county-wide court of honor at Avoca and won the attendance award. Three members of the troop also received individual honors. Eugene Johnson received the life scout award and Billie Frank Baker and Gerald Watts received their second class badges.  Seventeen scouts and four visitors made the trip to Avoca.  Several explorer scouts plan to make a trip to the Philmont Ranch in New Mexico this summer, Scott said and any other explorers who would like to make the trip should see the scout master this week, he said.  Plans for attending church services Sunday will be completed at a scout meeting tonight (Thursday), and a church will be selected for both the morning and evening services.  The nation's 2,750,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers and then- adult leaders are observing Boy Scout Week, Feb. 6 to 12, marking the 41st anniversary of the organization, by engaging in a nation-wide clothing collection to meet emergency needs abroad, by strengthening their efforts in Civil Defense, and pointing up the need for conserving the nation's natural resources.  -,,*_-  Retail Training Courses May Be Offered In Anson  Anson merchants and employes may have an opportunity to attend a retail training institute conducted here by the Distributive Education service of the University of Texas.  Demands for courses in grocery, hardware, variety store, training and supervising Employes, etc., will be discussed at a meeting of the retail trade committee of the Anson Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. Ray L. Reinarz, district supervisor for the University of Texas Extension Service, is to meet with the committee.  Enrollment fees ' for the selling couiiea'are V$iM,;and - for the manaceiiient courses, |2.00.  The anniversary is observed in all parts of the nation by over 75,000 Units. During the week many store windows will be given over to the Boy Scouts to demonstrate some of the useful skills they acquire at their meetings and in Scout camps.  The Civil Defense Staff of the National Security Resources Board has recognized the role that the Boy Scouts of America play in working with state and local Civil Defense agencies.  In a statement the Board said that the Boy Scouts, nation-wide in scope and operating under a federal charter granted in 1916 by Congress "has the responsibility of maintaining a program for training boys and young men in Scoutcraft, outdoor skills, physi cal fitness and citizenship responsibilities, and in developing character."  MARCH OF DIMES DRIVE FALLING SHORT IN ANSON  The March or Dimes drive in Anson will be extended through Saturday, it was announced at noon Wednesday by C. W. Bartlett, county polio foundation chairman. He urged all persons who have not contributed to take advantage of the extension to help raise enough money to take care of the county's patients this year.  With practically all dona^ns; complete the Anson March ? of Dimes total stood at slightly ifflSf«'? than S850, it was indicated Wednesday at noon. That amount included $179.10 raised at the Pence theatres.  The wishing well brought in a litVover SlOO and the dance ap-proMmately $50. The largest single donation was SlOO from Market Poultry and Egg.  Reports and deposits from other towns of the county have not been received by J. H. Warren Sr., county secretary-treasurer for the polio fund, but it is feared that the county will again fall short of the amount that will likely be needed to take care of the county's polio patients during 1951. Thirty-five persons in this county were treated for polio last year, making it necessary to borrow over 86,000 from the National foundation. raising the total indebted- ; ness to the foundation to more than $17,000.  SIX INDIGMENTS IN FINAL REPORT OF GRAND JURY  The grand jury for the Janua^ term of the 104th District Court in this County finished its work Monday afternoon and returned six new felony indictments.  Investigations made by the body included the dynamite truck crash in which Mrs. Dorothy Dement of Snyder was injured near here January 10.  W. M. McDaniel, 25, of Lubbock was charged with failure to stop and render aid when his truck allegedly sideswiped an automobile driven by Mrs. Dement. The woman is still in the Hendrick Memorial hospital in Abilene.  A. J. Bell of Stamford was indicted for second offense, driving while intoxicated.  One indictment was for child desertion and three for theft but arrests have not been made. Warrants for the arrest of the four have been issued, according to Sheriff Bill Dunwody.  VIRGINIA SALE  ANSON TOWN HALl. ENTER TAINER—Virginia Sale, booked as the "One Woman Theatre," will present her "Americana" charac ter syetches on the high school auidtorium stage Monday evening beginning at 7:30. A movie and radio star. Miss Sale, is happier entertaining "live" audiences. Her impersonations and character pr«-trayals include the School Marm. Husband's Night at the Ladies Monday Morning aub, Life of the Party, Torch Songi, Sajr it With Flowers and Old Mu With tiie Tub».  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tate of Snyder were visitors in the Western Observer Tuesday afternoon, while on their way to Abilene. Their son-in-law, Don L. Sealy, was formerly employed with the Observer force before being recalled to service.  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Day and David, and Mr. and Mrs, Wv L Norman attended the Fat Stock; Show in Ft. Worth Sunday, and the Ginners Convention -Hondfy and Tuesday.  ' II  li;  il I  m  SIr. at.dKn. Budd the week end, iq^ her sister» wiwisiU  a'  > v  '('Ais  .V f ( > 4» ^ -f  S «( fi '■f-'x'*' i  r-^ifC;:  wi^lÄl   

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