Spearman Reporter Headlines

by Gary Ellsworth, Reporter Statesman Contributor

50 Years Ago – 9/20/1973

Two Men Jailed After Disturbance
Two men were jailed here for fighting this week. The men, both 18 years old, were jailed by city police for aggravated assault on a peace officer. The disturbance allegedly took place in front of the 7-11 in Spearman on Sunday night. City Patrolmen, Bill Martin and Jim Ratliff, made the arrest. Deputy Martin was injured and had to have 7 stitches in his hand after the fight with the boys. The two were charged in both municipal court and county court. The municipal court fined them $50.00 each for being drunk. County court fined them $200.00 for aggravated assault on a peace officer, plus court costs $30.80 and each was given 6 months in jail, to be served in full, at the Spearman jail, Hansford County.
Two drunks were arrested early Wednesday morning. A 46 year old male and a 57 year old male were both arrested for allegedly being drunk Wednesday morning, on a DWI.
At about 10 a.m., Wednesday morning, a small boy was found walking between Spearman and Gruver, about 3 miles West of Spearman. The boy had left school at Spearman, and deputies soon found his parents and he was returned to them. He had just “up and left school for no reason”.

Girlstown to Celebrate Anniversary
The Borger Campus of Girlstown, USA will host her 6th Annual Open House on September 22, 1973. The Open House will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a program scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Also planned is a bar-b-cue from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Six years ago Girlstown opened with one cottage, one housemother and 6 girls. Today Girlstown has two cottages and is licensed to care for 19 girls. Each friend of Girlstown is sincerely invited to visit with us and tour our campus.
We feel we have a very fine program outlined. The program will have musical selections by the Misty Futures. This group is comprised of girls who live at Girlstown. Our Miss Girlstown of 1974 will also be crowned. Miss Girlstown is selected by the youngsters living at Girlstown.
Everyone is also encouraged to stay for our bar-b-cue. Tickets are only $ 1.00 and we feel you win not he disappointed.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Sanders are the parents of a daughter, Suzanne Kay, born September 8 at Ochiltree General Hospital. She weighed eight pounds 6 ½ ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Schaefer and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Sanders, Jr., all of Spearman.

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