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Page 2, The Munday Courier, Thursday, June 10, 1982 The Munday (USPS 917-740) Munday, Texas 76371 Phone 817-422-4314 Marion Waggoner Publisher Sue Baker Editor Published at Munday, Texas 76371 every Thursday, except the f'trst week in July and the week following December 25. Entered as second class mail at the post office at Munday, Texas, Nov. 11, 1971. Second class postage paid at Munday, Texas 76371. Publication number 917740. CHANGE OF ADDRESS should be mailed to: The Munday Courier, Box 130, Munday, .Texas 76371. 8 ON RATES One year in Knox and ad- joining counties $7.00 One year in Texas $9.00 One year elsewhere $10.00 NOTICE - Any erroneous reflection upon the charac- ter, standing or reputation of any person, firm or cor- poration, which may appear in the columns of the paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice of same being brought to the attention of the publisher. Attend Reunion Mr. and Mrs. Hank Mat- i' thews visited her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Groves on Thursday of last !~1 week and traveled on to Katy in the Houston area to the home of Hank's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. David i .x der. The Matthews family get- together was held in the Alexander home this year, with nine of the eleven brothers and sisters present. Hit And Run Victims Befriended A couple from Eunice, New Mexico, was tt'aveling south through Munday short- ly before 10 p.m. on Mon- day night in their late model Dodge pickup when the driver Of a truck turned north at the City Hall intersection and crossed over into the pickup's lane, causing the truck to collide with the pickup. The driver of the truck, according to wit- nesses, got out momentarily, then returned to the truck and drove off. Munday Ambulance ser- vice transported the woman to Haskell Memorial Hospital where she was examined and released. With their pickup undrivable and Knox City and Munday motels tilled, the couple spent the night with Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brown. Their son came for them on Tuesday. The incident was investi- gated by Melvin C'h/pert of the Munday Police Depart- ment, who stated, "It is going to be difficult for us to find the truck as witnesses did not agree on the descrip- tion. However, we do have everyone on the look-out for the truck in Knox and surrom~.din8 counites, so it is possible we will come up with surrounding counties, so it is was co'-p 6w-n but ap- parently was in error as it did not check out." $$e$t Charles Kirschner of Austin spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kirschner, and with his sister, Mrs. Bill Fitz- gerald and children. I I I I Annual Knox County Saturday, June 12 ......... Begins at9 a.m. Knox City Arena Judge: Tom Blgbee, Ft. Worth Halter & Pefformanoe Classes 2 youth divisions I open division Halter classes for Stallions, Mares & Geldings J! II I ,I I , Congressman Jack High- tower is urging immediate reform of the Federal Crop Insurance Program, saying "what we need is a program that protects the farmers from events over which they have no control, with as little COSt tO the taxpayer as possible." Hightower was Local Men' s Softball Results In the men's league it has been difficult to always have enought players on the teams as it is such a busy time of the year for many. When this hapw.ns the team that is short of players forfeits with a standing 1-0 score on the books. On Friday, June 4, the, Weevils forfeited to the Raiders; Weinert beat out Knox Prairie 19-7; and the First National team won over the Desperados 11-1. Monday night of this week, Weinert was forced to forfeit to First National; Knox Prairie won by a forfeit from the Weevils; and the Raiders beat the Desperados 23-6. These games are played on the Munday field west of Munday High .School each Monday and Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. $@O$$ The boys Senior League baseball team in Munday had two games last week. They beat Knox City on Tuesday night, June 1, 22-3, and then traveled to Stamford for a 16-8 win on Saturday night. They played the Rule/Ro- chester team in Munday on Tuesday evening, too late for press this week. Local people can see these boys play in Munday at 8 p.m. this Friday when they again oppose Knox City. The boys are being coach t this year by Freddie Cararn and Tony Shawver. Players are Terry Shields, Jerry Shields, Ronnie Lowrance, Neff Waggoner, Todd Thompson, Dent Offutt, Scotty Jackson, Russell Smith, Frankie Stinnett, Kregg Sanders, Shannon 'Forehand, J. B. Jones, Tim Collier and Louis Perez. Sanders, Forehand and Perez are from Welnert. $,l, tte$ Local Ladies Softball Team In Tourney Even though the Munday ladies have only been able to practice their softball tech- o niques very little this far this year, they entered the Sager. ton tournament last weekend and placed second. Due to a wet field at Sagerton, the tournament was played at Rule. The Mean Greens from All things con,,~:lered, talking ts a real ber~. The chart below testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Agricul- ture Production, Marketing and Stabilization of Prices. The subcommittee was chaired by Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) who was conducting oversight hear- ings on the nationwide program. Hightower llas long been critical of both the ad- ministratration of the program and of misleading advertisements urging farm- ers to "expand your operation, borrow more money and sign up for federal crop insurance" during a time of extreme hardship for American agriculture. Hightower and other key witnesses said that the present crop insurance program is wrongly adm/nis- feted and imposes additional economic hardships on the farmer when it ought to be helping him. Hightower has pointed out that the program, for example, collects premiums, not at harvest time, but early in the year before a crop is in, and that high interest of 18 per- cent is charged for overdue premiums. Hightower says these are just two of the things that make it extremely difficult for farmers to utilize the program effectively. The Texas congressman _has also pointed out that farmers tell him some in- surance appraisers underes- timate frequently the extent of crop losses and the farmer is again the loser. "I felt that the disaster program would be better for the farmer than the expanded crop insurance program, but that's history," Hightower told the committee. "The farmer must have a way to protect himself from the extremes of Mother Nature, and the Crop In- surance program is the only game in town at this time. I think it can, and it must, be administered in a proper way so as to protect both the farmer and the taxpayer," Hightower said. Hightower went on to warn that "the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation should not forget that it is publicly chartered and has a responsibility that is far greater than that of a private company." Because of wide- spread disenchantment with the current program among farmers, some experts have estimated that the Texas par- ticipation rate is as low as 9 percent statewlde. Over the past several months, High- tower has met with farmers, farm groups and crop in- surance officials to press for specific improvements in the program. $$O$$ LOCALS Opal Brewer, Eariene and Perry Kuehler and Johnny Melton visited Rick Kuehier in Dallas. The group spent Memorial Day weekend at farts how Vou telephone costs compare against other goods and .rW:es Haskell placed tint, and feb with their sister and tree dai . third place went to the James aunts, Frances Strickland 190~ based on data gatt~ed from U.5~ Bureau o/Labor ~att.,~tc~, from Octo~,r 76 to Octot~r 1981 ) emt ~ 0s.s~ 41.O"4, Rmir.N.r.ARE )el.e% ), tememm el ~.ev ~rom tmme ' Ba~ see.dee in (3rSW's Teams e,:hanges rreWen~, the ~ of tt~ ~ ~ ta~ fo* ~ted. t=or In~tance, a few t~ln~ you u~e your pt,~)ne for: 21.. x a ea , save f'tak, e appointments (doctor sale~ call~, lawyer, preacher) 31 Emergencies (po~e, fire, ambulance) 4. TalNn~ with loved one~ In other towns 5. Con~Jcttng bu~ness via Iong-dl~tan~e, ~,ave on travel cost 6. Cagltng scout trool>, clv~: club, I~le league team, etc. 7, ~ w~h a frond across town. Talk Ps cheao an~ also a real bargain. For a true ~cture, clMoe your basic local serv~e rate by the days tn the month. For Just pennies a day, exclu~ng long distance and special services, you have your town at your "YOUFt T[LEPHOI1E ~RVIC~ - A REAL ~RR(3AIrl" Wade Implement team of Stamford. Other teams entered were Rochester, Haskell Pinks, Sagerton and Aspermont. Jessie Andrade is again coaching the ladies team. It is the group of ladies called the Lady Bug team last year, but they have not decided on a definite name as of yet. In fact, they are still in the process of organizing. The ladies who were available for the tournament will not all be able to play the complete Season. Playen in the weekend tournament included Delores Stewart, Laura Myers, Kelli Smith, Pare Caram, Janet Yates, Judy Andrade and her sister, Lena, Holly Hutchin- son, Cindy Reynolds, Linda Yates, Yolanda Esquivei and Daria Myers. Kristi Smith does plan to be a part of the team but was unable to play at Rule. A spokesman for the team said, "We were short a player on Saturday and a Rule lady came to our rescue. We are not really organized as of yet, but we love to play and we will dermitely have a team." and Willie Hill. e~eet Lois Owens Smith visited her son and family, the Elbert Owens, in Lubbock recently, and attended the graduation of her grand- daughter, Lanne, who was in a class of 643 students. $$$alt$ Mn.E.Y. (Mary) Johnson continues to be a patient in Beth___ania Hospital in Wichita Falls, room 807. Tests have been delayed due to a blood pressure stabilization rob lem. @$$e~ Jerry ano Judy Johnson of Lewisville visited Judy's aunt and unck, Troy and Mar. garet Moore, during the weekend. Free Pamphlet On Retirement The American Council of Life Insurance, 1850 K Street N.W., Washington, D. C. 20006, invites you to write for a free pamphlet, "Planning for Retirement". Ideally, says the Council, you should begin planning for retirement in your forties, most definitely in your fif- Parsonage Family Arrives REV. DON TRAVIS Members of the congregations of the Munday-Goree Methodist Churches were ready to receive their new "par- sonage family", Rev. and Mrs. Don Travis, when they arrived late Wed- nesday afternoon. Don and Dorothy Travis immediately became busy getting adjusted to their new surroundings and to getting acquainted with church members of the area. Rev. Travis will have charge of next Sunday's church activities. Ray. Travis has been pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Post for the past four years. He has served as a pastor for some 16 years, after spend- ing 17 years work. His tirst where he served followed two years I San Jacinto Amarillo, five years at four years at post. Don and all of whom are the nest". It is expected Travis will not only Goree churches tegral part~ in become better Mrs. J. Decker Dies Monday Mrs. Joseph (Clothilda) Decker, 88, iongtime resident of Rhineland, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Knox County Hospital following a period of illness. She was born on May 17, "1894, at Hobson and married Joseph Decker on November 21, 1922, at Rhineland. The couple lived there all of their married life. Mrs. Decker was a member of the Christian Mothers Society and the World War I Auxiliary. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCauley- Smith Funeral Home chapel, and funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rhineland, with Rev. James Boyle of Seymour officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers. band, of the home; three daughters, Mary Ann Morath of Wichita Falls, Dorothy Herring of Rhine- land and Lillian Pennartz of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Augela Redder of Rhineland; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Letter To Editor To The Munday Courier: Find enclosed my check for another year. I am renewing my paper a little early as it isn't due until July, but I don't want to miss a copy. Thanks so much. Mrs. Eula Boos Knox City, Texas Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hendrix were her daughter, Helen Stone of Florence, S. Carolina; her sister, Mrs. Noble Greet of Hamlin; and her granddaughter and family, Larry and Karen Crossman, Diane, Michelle and Carol, of Denton. Call 42 TO THE CITIZENS OF PR OF KNOX COUNTY I would like to thank each of you ported me in the runoff election. I your confidence in me and I will serve you to the best of my ability. Bobby Roberson Get Ready For A.... i telling what you'll find that you or want, when you attend the comm, People are getting their Items donate to this sale. We need a variety of children's, ) make sure that clothing are a don't need that others do) 9 (or as as mercha, Ise lasts) The building will open on Tuesday, June 15, Jt t receive your donations. Workers will be on hand to arranging and pricing this merchandise. Join us in making this a community