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   Winters Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 11, 1969, Winters, Texas                                 WINTERS: A West Texas City "Growing" Places!  tDiiite €ntetptmc  BUY IT IN WINTERS!  VOLUME NO. SIXTY-FIVE  WINTERS, TEXAS (7»5I7), FRIDAY, JULY II, ISU  PRICE 10c  NUMBER 17  HOME TOWN  -By R. C. THOMAa-  It becomes more and more difficult to keep up with the endless stream of new groups that spring up overnight. Ad hoc committees are formed but seldom disbanded. They remain in existence formally, but their accomplishments slowly dwindle down.  Name any problem, no mat-I ter how small, and there will be a new group to promote or fight Vit. The group rises mysteriously, silently and fully formed, ♦complete with membership. It's almost as though a file were kept of organizations with rosters and the funds to begin. The group is nameless, but at the proper time, with the correct issue, a name is found. The initials of the organization are important. Anyone can dig up a name for a committee if given the proper initials to work with.  One of the latest such groups is the radical and revolutionary-minded faction now demanding reparations from the churches to repay black militants and good-for-nothings for the years of slavery. We had never been aware that the church was responsible for the cruel institution of slavery, but there doesn't have to be any truth in any charge to get publicity.  Maybe some enterprising group of Christians shoulH go to Italy and make similar demands of the Italian government for the slaughter of the early martyrs. Next, the De.s-cendants of Martyred Evangelists (DOME) could go over to Israel and demand reparations for the crucifixion.  None of these imaginary missions is less logical than the militants' petition for recovery from the churches. And some of the response has shown less logic.  We commend to the benighted group a careful and thoughtful reading of American history. The churches were among the most active leaders in the fight against slavery. To find them culpable now is to overlook documented fact.  A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It happens in a flash, but the memory of it lasts forever. It cannot be begged, borrowed nor stolen, but it is of no earthly good to anyone until it is given away. So, if in your hurry alone the way you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give.  About the time you learn to make the most out of jife, the most of it is gone.  Air Conditioners Being Installed At Civic Center  Work has begun on installation of air conditioners at the new Winters Community Center. Although plans had been made to begin sooner, the recent hailstorm and other situations has prevented completion sooner.  Buford Baldwin, City Secretary, said the Center will be thoroughly air-conditioned with washed air within a few days.  Baldwin also said the reservations are "building" for the Center. Several activities already have been held in th^ new Center, with additional reservations for family reunions, meet-^ ings and other affairs being planned.  tPfc. Ronald Bethel Assigned To First Infantry In Vietnam  Army Private Firat Class Ronald H. Bethel, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loney B. Bethel of Lawn, was assigned June 1, to the 1st Infantry Division in Viet-natn, as a rifleman. . His wife. Linda, lives at 812 N. Cryer, Winters.  TEMPERATURES     u. s.    Weather Station,    Winters      High        Low      95    Wed., July 2    W      95    Thürs., July 3    73      97    Fri., July 4    72      95    Sat., July 5    73      91!    Sun., July 6    72      9S    Mon., July 7    73      95    Tues.. July 8    71     PEN-UP — A trained sheep, dog shows his abilities as he pens a flock of sheep. This act  will be demonstrated several times during the Sheep Dog Trials at Blizzard Field Satur-  Sheep Dog Trial At Blizzard Field  A sheep dog trial, sanctioned by the National Sheep Dog Association, and sponsored by the Winters Agricultural and Livestock Association, will be held in Blizzard Stadium Saturday, July 19, beginning at 7:30 p. m.  Twelve of the top sheep dogs of the United States will be competing in the trial. Points earned in this trial count in  annual grading for- the association.  Proceeds from this Sheep Dog Trial will be used to build a new swine barn at the site of the FFA show barn and livestock sheds.  David Carroll is president of the Winters Agricultural and Livestock Association. F. R. (Phil) Anderson is secretary-treasurer.  day, July 19. The trials are being sponsored by the Winters Agricultural & Livestock' Assn.  Slated July 19  Milo Prospects Are Promising, Rain Is Needed  Prospects for a good milo crop in North Runnels County and the area are good, according to grain men, although a good "two-incher" could almost "guarantee" a good year.  Even in the hail-blasted belt, where stalks were beaten into the ground, there are prospects that grain will be made to a greater extent than had been expected. This hail-damaged milo has made a "good comeback," it has been said, and even though the heads will be somewhat smaller than in fields where there was no hail, there will be some "pretty good grain."  This is the critical stage for milo, however, and a good soaking rain at this time would "insure good yields," farmers and grainmen say.  Turnout At Pool 'Better Than'68*  Patronage of the Winters Municipal Swimming Pool this summer has been "better than in '68," Jerry Neely, who is operating the pool for the City of Winters, said this week. The hot weather has been given the credit for the good attendance, he said.  A re-circulating pump, which has been out of commission for several days, has been put back to work, Neely said, and the water is being cleaned and changed more often now.  Another swimming class will be planned for the latter part of July. Neely said. Announcement of the new class will be made at a later date.  City Continues Spraying To  Employees of the City Street Department are continuing to spray to kill the heavy infestation of mosquitoes which has pestered residents these past few weeks.  Van Whittenburg, superintendent of the Street Department, says that more insecticide has been used this year than ever before, because of the heavy mosquito population.  The entire city has received several "doses" of insecticide, Whittenburg said, and sprayers are giving particular attention to areas where high weeds and grass become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  City officials have asked that residents help: in this attempt to get rid of the mosquitoes, by cutting weeds and grass and disposing of rubbish which might become nesting ground^ for the insects.  Revival Begins At Drasco Church Sunday, July 13  The summer revival of the Drasco Baptist Church will begin Sunday. July 13, and continue through Sunday, July 20.  The Rev. H. B. Terry, pastor of Temple Baptist Church of Abilene, will do the preaching.  Randall'Conner vyill lead the singing.  Services will begin with prayer meeting, at 7:30 p, m. daily, with preaching at 8. There will be no morning service. .....  The public is invited to attend these services.  Winters Art Guild Held First Meet Last Tuesday Night  Members of the Winters' Art Guild held their first regular business meeting and art class Tuesday, July 1, in the American Legion hall.  An art class opened the meeting, with Franklin Walker;' of San Angelo instructing the class in some basic steps of beginners' art.  Each member was given a list supplies needed for the first class painting, which will be held July 7 at 5 p. m. in the Legion Hall. A list may bd obtained at the Winters Public Library. It was suggested that those attending the next art class wear old clothes.  Mrs. Gayle Gardner, Guild president, presided over the business meeting. A constitution and by-laws were adopted, subject to change as membership increases.  Mrs. Gardner said purpose of the Guild is to "interest more people in this community in art. and to exhibit pictures in , an annual art show to be held each year in May." Each month pictures painted in class will be judged and placed on exhibit in the Winters Public Library.  Only those members attending art class will be asked to pay for les.sons, Mrs. Gardner said. Residents of surrounding communities are invited to join the Winters Art Guild.,  The following were registered as charter members of the Art Guild: Mrs. Howard Hutton. Mrs. Belle McNeill, Mrs. E. E Thormeyor, Mrs. M. D. Johnson, Mrs. Gayle Gardner. Mrs Pete Davidson. Mrs. Wayne Sims, Mrs. Doyle Newcomb. Rovce Phillips, and Franklin Walker.  FROM ARIZONA  Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Heeter and sons of Phoenix, Arizona, are visiting in the home of her mother, Mrs. Mollie Poindexter. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Poindexter of Peoria, Ariz., are also visiting in the Poindexter home.  FROM AUSTIN  Larry Rives and Miss Paula Sinith, both senior students ' at Texas University in Austin, spent. the, past weekend with .his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Rives at the Rives home on Oak Creek Lake.  For Friday Afternoon N«xt Vifeek  Big doings, big fun . . and big savings 4 . . are in store for shoppers next Friday, July 18, when Winters merchants once again move big lots of merchandise cut onto the sidewalks in their annual "Winters' Big, Area's Biggest, Sidewalk Sale." And even the merchants get ^ lot of fun out of it, tooi  The sale, which is being sponsored by the Retail Trades Committee of the Winters Chamber of Commerce, officially begins  at 5 p. m. Friday, to last until 8 p. m.  , Next week's Enterprise will carry advertising of big bargains to be offered by participating merchants—but Umit-space will prevent printii^ of the entire lists of bargains to be offered—there will be, literally, hundreds of bargains.  Some of the merchants will have "grab boxes," with sp^ilal bargains: some savings to' ^11 customers.  In addition, some merchants probably will have drawings for valuable merchandise and pHz-'és.'  There will be music, and perhaps some entertainment of some type. In other words. Winters merchants are planning one of the biggest blow-outs ever toi be seen in this neck of the woodsl So make your plans now to be present for this affair. . . you'll go away with some bar-gaihs along with a satisfied feeling of having had a fiesta-time.  The Red Cross Has Helped... Now It's Our Turn!  About three days after the destructive hailstorm of June 12. a representative of the Red Cross arrived in Winters to lay the groundwork and make plans to help families whose homes were damaged by the hail. He was followed in a couple of days by a Disaster Volunteer worker, who has remained here for almost a month, handing out checks to pay for repairs, helping people who otherwise would have been in desperate straits without some outside assistance.  Why did it take so long—three days—for them to show up? Mainly because there is no formal Red Cross organization here, and to get the word out to neighboring organizations took a little time. But the absence of a formal organization here did not prevent the Red Cross from coming in and lending assistance. There were no questions asked.  Now it's our turn to do a little helping! The work done by the Red Cross in this instance was really our own responsibility—a fact as certain as sunshine—and had they not come in and done the job we probably still would have been muddling around trying to figure out what to do.  The Red Cross has spent approximately $3,000 helping people who could not help themselves—the elderly and disabled on low. fixed incomes, mostly, and others. The total probably will run considerably higher. (Many of us remember that the Red Cross spent $2158 here after the 1955 hailstorm, too.)  The absence of a formal Red Cross organization here should be no reason for not attempting to raise funds to at least help repay the Red Cross for what they have done, and are doing. It would not help our community "image" to sit on our hands at this time, and most people do not believe this will happen.  An informal campaign is now on to help in this matter. There are no committees, no group captains, no workers, and no kick-offs, and there will be no organized door-knocking. Just a simple effort to "tell it like it is," knowing that response will be forthcoming.  The Enterprise has agreed to be a collection point and will accept and forward all contributions to the Red Cross. The Winters State Bank also will act as a collection point. All checks should be made payable to the Red Cross. Contributors will be given credit for all donations, or they may remain anonymous if they so desire.  It's up to us—we've had someone else shoulder our responsibilities, and we should do something about it . . . NOW!  Conservationist with the Soil Conservation Sen-ice, says more and more farmers and ranchers in the Runnels Soil and Water Conservation District are finding the Great Plains Conservation program a faster and less costly way of solving erosion problems and making yields and income more depiendable.  Hoffman stated since the program began in 1958 and in the Runnels S&WCD, 126 farmers and ranchers on 53,585 acres have entered into contracts with the SCS to carry out their conservation program under the GPCP. For this same period, 50 producers have completed their conservation plans under this program on 17,633 acres.  These 126 farms and ranches had 25.700 acres of cropland when they entered into contract. Of this total their conservation plans showed that they were going to plaiit 9,217 acres or 35  More and More Farmers, Ranchers Take Advantage Of GP Program  Woodrow Hoffman. ■ District percent of the sub-marginal ... .. ... cropland to grass.  Hoffman said a summary of the program from 1963 through 1968, six years, shows that the producers earned cost share payments totaling $233,483. To earn this, here are some of the conservation practices they did: Planted 2,046 acres of cropland to grass, reseeded 5,109 acres of grassland, shaped and seeded grass in 188 acres of waterways, built ,388 mile.s of terraces and 13 miles of diversion terraces, drilled six water wells and built 38 farm ponds for better distribution of grazing on grassland, and controlled brush on 9,836 acres.  Sr. Little League All-Star Friday Night At Wingate  The Senior Little League All-Star baseball team from the Winters Area Little League Association will meet an All-Star team from Stonewall-Kent counties at" Wingate Friday night, July 11. Winner of this game will meet a Ballinger team Saturday night. Ballinger drew a bye for the first go round.  Winner of the Saturday night game will go to Coleman July 16 for further play.  Theodore Edward Hallford of Lawn is the coach for the Winters Area LL Seniors, and Richard C. Day of Robert Lee Is manager.  Players in the All-Star games must b^ 13, 14 or 15 years of age.  Members of the Winters Area Senior Little League All-Star team are: James Keith Hood. Bobby Roe Mumford. Sterling Edwin LindSey and Roy Doyle McCave. all of Robert Lee; Jerry Lynn Van Cleave of Tuscola, on a Lawn team, Teddy Houle Ffallford and Dennis Roy Elliott, -Lawn; Danny Edward Pate of Blackwell, on a Wingate team; Tex Madison Pritchard, Wingate; James Edward .West, of the Mets, Winters: Michael Sam Mathis, and Rickey Lee Mathis, and Jerry Mack Davis, Winters. Angela; and ftobert Milton Skelton, Bronte. . ■  Alternates are Lee thoate, Winters; Leon Freeman. Robert Lee, and Black, Winters.  Hoffman said due to the lack of federal money for the GPCP this year only 11 producers on 5,581 acres got to sign contracts under this program to carry out their conservation plans.  Dale Whitecotton Named Director In Auto Ass'n  L. D. Whitecotton, Dale's Ford Sales in Winters, has been appointed to the key post of Area Director of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association.  H. C. Pittman, TADA executive vice president in Austin, said Whitecotton will report to the TADA Board of Directors on all phases of activity relating to the motor vehicle buying public in the Winters area.  "Mr. Whitecotton will work closely with legislative and other governmental officials on all matters pertaining to the industry and the auto buying public," commented Pittman.  "The job of Area Director is one of the most important in our giant statewide association." said TADA President Ben Bock, New Braunfels, "and we are .confident Mr. Whitecotton will serve, with distinction."  TADA represents the franch-ised new car and truck dealers in Texas.  IN COUPLAND HOME  Guests in the home of Mrs. Lora Coupland recently were Col. and Mrs. T. D. Coupland and two sons of St. Louis, Mo., Mr, and Mn. Jack Corlett from Bahrain Island, Arabian Gulf. Cpl. Coupland and Mrs. Corlett are children of the late Harold Coupland and both were born in Winters, but were reared in England. Col. Coupland is retired from the army after serving 20 years and is now with the Federal Aviation in St. Louis.  Red Cross Helps 25 Local Families  Red Cross disaster personnel, who came to Winters following the June 12 hailstorm, will complete their work here this week, after helping about 25 families get repairs made on their homes.  Cost of the repair work funded through the Red Cross will be approximately $3,000, according to Mrs. Lois Trosclair of | McKinney, a Disaster Reservist who has been here the past three weeks working on cases.  Most of those who applied to the Red Cross for assistance have been elderly people on low fixed incomes or receiving Old Age Assistance, and who did not have the money to have necessary repairs done on their homos, Mrs. Trosclair said. Some of the applicants are disabled, she said.  Mrs. Trosclair said that 32 persons or families had applied for assistance, but several of them withdrew their applications. Many of the applicants are doing their own work, too, she said, thus helping to cut down expenses. She said she had been impressed by the willingness of most of the families who were hard-hit by the storm to actively participate in getting their homes back in good condition. This is not the case in many instances, she said.  Tom Wagner, Central Texas Representative of the Red Cross, arrived in Winters a few days after the storm and laid the  City Gets $17,000 From Hail Damage On City Buildings  The City of Winters has received checks amounting to approximately $17,000 from insurance companies to cover losses and damages to City-owned buildings in the June 12 hailstorm.  Buford Baldwin, City Secretary, said all City buildings received extensive damage, to windows and roofs, and metal buildings such as the City maintenance barn and the new Community Center received much damage to the exteriors. Windows in the City Hall, light plant and Municipal Hospital were knocked out.  Baldwin also said checks a-mounting to $3,698.96 are ex-expected within the next few days to cover damage done to City vehicles which were caught in the heavy hailstorm.  Roofs on most buildings have been repaired or replaced, a-long with windows, the City Secretary said. There still remains some repairing or replacement to be done on some of the metal buildings, he said.  W. M. Hays Jr. To Direct liand At Knox City  W. M. Hays Jr., who recently returned from Germany after two years as a lieutenant with the U. S. Army, will direct the Knox City High School Band next year.  Hays is a graduate of Winters High School, and a graduate of Hardin - Simmons University, where he was a member of the Cowboy Band. He was Cowboy Band president during his senior year in the university. Following his graduation, he entered the U. S. Army as a second lieutenant, and spent two years in Germany.  Mr. and Mrs. Hays and little daughter.. Melinda, will move to Knox City in the near future. He plans to start a summer band school in August.  Family Night Planiid For RecProqram  A family night is being planned for Friday. July 11,- from 7 to 9. as a part of the summfer recreation program sponsored by Central Texas OppOrtiuiitles Iiic. and .fVinded by the (3E0.  The affair will be heTd in the Humble Building oii South Cry-fr and Wood Streets. Light refreshments will ^ served to patents and recreation {program enrollees. iThe public is invited to attend.  ground work for disaster relief work.  Wagner and Mrs. Trosclair have expressed appreciation on behalf of the Red Cross for the assistance tendered by Winters people during the time they have been working on the disaster cases here.  Financial assistance given by the Red Cross has been in the form of grants, and not loans, Mrs. Troslair pointed out. The funds come out of the regular National Red Cross treasury.  Mrs. Trosclair and Wagner, while in Winters, have also been working on disaster cases in Coleman, which also was hit by a storm. About 40 or more cases are being processed in Coleman, they said.  Interim Drive For Red Cross Funds Planned  Plans are being made locally for an interim drive to raise money for the Red Cross, it was announced this week.  This special drive is being launched to help repay the Red Cross for the work the organization has done in Winters following the June 12 hailstorm. At least $3000 has been spent here by the Red Cross, and the final total may be much more, in helping people make repairs to their homes following the storm.  No formal Red Cross organization exists in Winters, and there has been no formal Red Cross drive here in some time, it was stated. Community leaders expressed the thought that something should be done to "do our part."  No formal drive, in the sense of organized committees and "workers," will be conducted, it was explained. Those who wish to contribute to this interim fund drive may do so by leaving donations at the office of The Winters Enterprise, or at the Winters State Bank. Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross.  Äi  DR. STERLING PRICE  Revival Services At First Baptist To Begin Sunday  Dr. Sterling L. Price, pastor of the Third Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo., and former pastor of the University Baptist Church of Abiiene, will be the preacher for revival services at the Winters First Baptist Church beginning Sunday, July 13. The revival will continue through July 20.  Servrces will be held twice daily Monday through Friday, at 10 at. m. and 8 p. m. On Si<t-urday there will be only the evening service. Regular services will be conducted on both Sundays during the revival, with worship services at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.  Music will be under the direction of the pastór. the Rev. Hariy' A Graiitz.  Dr. Price has been pastor of the Third Baptist Church in St. Louis since Jan. 1. 1959. He is much in demand as a preacher, haying'been use^ extensively by the U. S. Air Force in Spiritual Life Conferences on biases in the United States and around the world, and on invitation has occm>i«d many ■ of thè leading pulpits of the land.  The public is invited to «ttènd thii series of -revival- socviècs*  iiá.   

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