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Andrews County News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Andrews, Texas Drifting Sands by James Roberts news sunday april 21, 1968 you can quit worrying if Bobby Kennedy should by Chance be elected president All of his to children would not be of Marriageable age during Hie term of office. Once before Here in this space we mentioned that one of the drawbacks to an Active Industrial Effort was the necessity for secrecy surrounding the negotiations. As a Newspaperman we be never gone along with secrecy of any kind among Public meetings but the wooing of an Industrial Prospect is a different Breed of cat. And the necessity for a hush hush attitude on the part of both the Prospect and the chamber Industrial team was driven Home to us one night this week. Night before last we were talking by phone to Martin Green the consultant used by Wentworth in South Carolina and he happened to mention a couple of items Worth passing a Long. Green who has been highly complimentary of Andrews leaders for their Long Long silence during the Many sessions with the Wentworth people remarked that the silence had really paid off. He stated that since the Public announcement of the Wentworth company expanding to Andrews that the company had received dozens of letters from Lexas cities and towns most of them highly derogatory about Wentworth s decision about Andrews. A you believe some of the Nasty things some of those Lexas letters told the company president about his decision to locate a Plant in Andrews Quot Green said. He told of one letter in particular from a chamber official in a Community South of Houston who declared that a Wentworth people had been sold a Bill of goods by those Andrews people. That there was nothing in Andrews but Sticks and stones no people no Market no water no nothing. And that the Only possible solution was to void the decision and move to this particular town near Houston Quot. A if you people our there had not kept quiet Quot Green said a letters like this from people in i exas before we signed could have made us Leary about Andrews. Or any other he remarked that now the letters Are placed in the proper category sour grapes. But he was right about one thing. We can to really believe that leaders in one i exas Community would hamper the efforts of another Lexas Community to bring an outside Plant within the Borders of the state. As far As we Are concerned should any neighbouring Community ask help of any Andrews citizen to Aid in the Landing of another Plant for this area we would think that such Aid would be immediately forthcoming. And not entirely from an unselfish standpoint. All of the permian Basin All of West Lexas needs revitalizing diversifying if we Are to attempt to catch up with the rest of the state population Wise. And the More activity we can stir up out Here whether in Andrews Seminole Monahans Kermit or Lamesa. The better Well All profit the faster Well All move Forward. A stagnant town in the permian Basin is a bad reflection on the whole a Rea conversely a thriving Community mirrors a dynamic area and activity is like a Magnet the More activity the More att t act Ion. Selling West Texas is everyone s Job. Andrews Micro film censer inc to Box 536 thirty fourth year no. 58 12 pages Andrews Texas a a a Quot Good news is the name of the musical to be presented monday and tuesday night by youths from eight different Andrews churches. Practising for the string accompaniment Are Wayne Roberts David Nix and Tonny Smith who along with Steve Smith Brink Gilliland and Kent Smith will play the musical background. Billie Smith is shown painting the backdrop for the scenery. Eight churches set Quot Good news musical teenagers of eight of the churches of Andrews will join together for the production of a Good news a Christian Folk musical monday and tuesday april 22 and 23, 8 00 . The presentation will be staged at the old High school auditorium. Admission is fifty cents per person and tickets will be available at the door. A Good news commented director Gil cock Reham a is a Folk musical with a Christian theme and everyone should hear it. It is exciting Delight Mac Mckelvy services held c. H. Mac Mckelvy sr., 65, died thursday at la . At permian general Hospital after suffering a heart attack while at work around 10 30 . I thursday morning. Funeral services for the 39-year Andrews county resident were held in the Andrews presbyterian Church saturday morning with Rev. Robert Zap officiating. Internment was in Andrews cemetery with Singleton funeral Home in charge. Born in Memphis Tennessee on August 12, 1902, or. Mckelvy was a retired Gas tester and worked for Atlantic refining company for 22 years. Employees of Atlantic refining served As pall bearers. Survivors include his wife Velma two sons Clarence h. Of Iraan and Robert e. Of Lubbock one daughter mrs. M. P. Quinn of Mesquite one brother Harold of Houston and three grandchildren. Ing fun and inspiring. Good news co Meson with a blast moves with the Joy of daring excitement and has much to say to us the musical written in Folk music style features piano guitars and string Bass accompaniment. Guitarists include Tony Smith Kent Smith Steve Smith Brick Gilliland and Tom rehders. David Nix and Wayne Roberts play string Bass and David Quinn a see Good news Page 12 still tops in Oil Andrews Heads crude production Texas crude Oil production recorded for the past 73 years surpassed the 30-billion-barrel Mark in 1967, according to projections based on a study by Texas mid continent Oil amp Gas association. The states crude total to january i 1967, was 29.46 billion barrels and the state annual production in recent years has averaged a billion barrels or better. With 199 of Texas 254 counties producing crude Oil income averaging a bout $3.4 billion a year is distributed widely Over the state making Oil production an important part heeling to air election Laws a meeting will be held in the county courtroom at 7 30 . Monday for election judges and clerks for the purpose of reviewing the new election Laws. The Public is also invited to attend if they Are interested in familiarizing themselves with the new regulations according to James Craddock. He pointed out Quot it is for election workers in both final Parr hearing Date slated May 2 in Dallas of the commercial scene Andrews county which has had recorded production since 1930, has had a total crude Oil output of 1,153,041,626 barrels up to the beginning of 1967. Andrews county production in 1966 was 78,627,326 barrels at the rate of 215,417 barrels a Day. The state has 36 counties which produced at the rate of 25,000 barrels or More per Day. The three largest Are Andrews 215,000 barrels per Day Ector 175,304 barrels per Day and Crane 130,000 barrels per Day. Gregg county which still produces 75,000 barrels per Day is the Only county to have produced More than two billion barrels of Oil. x i Xix Viv t t to Yiyi tilt. Weather what kind Andrews offered a selection of weather Here Friday with .3 of an Inch of rain during the Early morning hours Cool morning temperatures Clouds Clear skies at noon Sand covered afternoon skies and brisk winds. What kind do you like West texan the Long awaited a final Quot hearing on the proposed permian Basin Railroad has been scheduled to begin at 10a.m. Thursday May 2. The hearing will be held in room 303 of the Federal building in Dallas according to Perr Keener Al counsel Brooks Harman of Udessa. A three member Federal court will hear the testimony of both sides in the matter. Judges Are to be Sarah t. Hughes of Dallas Leo Brewster of fort Worth and Justice Irvin Goldberg of the fifth circuit court of appeals in Elpaso. T exas and Pacific Railroad has been contesting the interstate Commerce commission s issuing a certificate of necessity and convenience that will allow the beginning of construction of the Shoreline Railroad from Odessa to Seagraves via Seminole and Andrews. The to amp a obtained a temporary restraining order to prevent the issuance of the permit. The restraining order is against the interstate Commerce commission rather than the Parr. The hearing will be for the purpose of determining if the order should become permanent. Permian Basin Railroad officials Are confident that the inc original ruling will not be overturned by the court and that construction of the line can begin in the near future. The permit to begin construction was issued a Little Over a year ago and brought a burst of Enthus crazy Days plans set Siam to Andrews where most of the original legwork for the building and obtaining of the proposed Railroad actually began. James Roberts Parr president has stated throughout the past year Quot it is just a matter of waiting for this last hear ing and the decision. I think there is very Little question but what the inc ruling will hold. The big step was in obtaining the inc approval in the first should the three judge panel Rule in favor of the Parr Texas and Pacific Railroad can Only Appeal to the United states supreme court in its Effort to Block construction. Should the Parr eventually be built it will connect with the Santa be Railroad at Seagraves on the North and the to amp a in Odessa on the South. Annual teacher Acta Sta banquet slated the annual awards banquet for the Andrews classroom teachers association and the local unit of the Texas state teachers association will be held on thursday night at 7 . In the High school dome area. Or. George Benson of Harding College in Arkansas will be main speaker for the event. The outstanding teacher award or. George s. Benson. Banquet speaker for Andrews Mustangs lose to Ector nine crazy Days plan to include the customers among the madness to be offered along with special bargains on May 16. Merchants in a meeting Here Friday made plans to give awards on crazy Day to the craziest dressed adult Man and woman including the High school age bracket and prizes will also go to the craziest dressed boy and girl from Junior High age Down. As in former years prizes will also go to the craziest dress employees. The merchants Are also urged to set special bargains for the event in mid May. Attending the retail meeting were Jake Springer Harold Burns Dick Garrison Maurice Simmons Edna Williams Estelle word Lamon Baker George Mcdaniel Glen Long g. W. Davidson j. C. Howell Preston Van Hanken and Clarence Parker retail chairman. Arturo Spencer of the Ector eagles had a Field Day Friday afternoon and pitched a 2-0 win for the Odessa school Over the Andrews Mustangs. Spencer was phantom Pitcher of the Day for the eagles As he held what had previously been some Strong Mustang bats this season to three slim singles hit by James Baird Steve Rose and Robert Haynie. High winds never seemed to daunt the Ector hurler As he slapped the Ball across Home plate to the Lune of six strikeouts and six broken bats for the Mustangs. Andrews alternated three pitchers on the Mound starting with Jerry Ryan relieved by Bobby Matthews who was relieved by Johnny Hatcher. Andrews played a Good see Ector Page 12 will be main speaker for the event. The outstanding teacher award will be presented As Well As the annual classroom teacher scholarship. Tickets Are Selling for $1.75. President of the Acta this year is mrs. Pat Goolsby and Sam Daniel Heads the Sta. Theme of or. Benson s address will be Quot preserving american he is the Winner of the George Washington award for outstanding achievement in bringing about better Public understanding of the american Way of life. He is Chancellor of Oklahoma Christian College president of the National education program is Active on the Arkansas Public expenditure Council of which he has served As president since 1952. He is director of the National Thrift committee a member of the National association of school administrators area Council of boy scouts association for higher education crusade for Freedom academic advisory Board of the us merchant Marine Academy member of i Kappa Delta kiwanis chamber of Commerce and others. He has served As a missionary to Canton China fires include car Heater Treater two fires Here thursday morning were quickly extinguished and included a car and Heater Treater. A car driven by mrs. Dock Rogers caught fire just North of town on the Seminole Highway and was extinguished by a passing Motorist while the fire department was in route to the scene. The second fire was a Heater Treater fire on the Mobil lease at Dollarhide and was quickly brought under control. On Plant commitments. Foundation Cash hits $58,000 Over $58,525 of the $94,-760 recently committed to the Andrews Industrial foundation for use in bringing Wentworth manufacturing to Andrews has been deposited in local Banks. The revised list was made Public this week by Vance Goddard treasurer of the fund committee of the foundation. Goddard explained that some of the major commitments were staged Over a two or three year period while others were in the process of making arrangements at the Banks for Short periods of time. A we re making excellent Progress on the entire program Quot Goddard reported to the foundation Board this week. A Complete list of those who committed and the amounts thus far collected Are published below donor pledged commercial state Bank $5,000 first National Bank $5,000 Andrews savings amp loan $3,000 Andrews Gas co. $3,000 Texas electric service $4,000 West Texas Telephone $4,000 Robert Barber $1,000 Max Ramsey $1,000 g. Bert and Art Smith $1,000 or. Brian Gordon $1,000 or. Z. W. Hutcheson $1,000 or. W. O. Havens $500 or. Bill Luper $1,000 see foundation Page to paid $1,200 $1,700 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $500 $1,000 nailing a runner at second can become an important part of a base Ball game and Larry Martin sails one out to Steve Rose in the game in Pecos last tuesday which the Mustangs won 9-8

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