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January 22, 1971

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|ixtieth Year 2" Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 75148 Friday, January 22, 1971 I ii ! i i!!i !: ii Number 8 i iiii New Educational Building Baptist Begin Construction On $101,000 Building Project The First Baptist Church of with others of the chttrch body contracting firm as construct, ported that consmtctlon of the What Are k  . g   . k       Malalcoff kicked off a $101,000 and special gusts, ion progresses. Walter L. Jack- educational  would in- construction program here Sun- Valmore Rogers was aurar- son is charged with distmrse- voive borrowing about $50,000 ea me roa |1 "" ing ceremonies which imme building committee with the The building committee re- period at $600.00 per month. diatelYworship service.fllwed the regular 'Local Tax Funds Have ou Re00listered? et Plans Announces Banqu me registration dead- Possibly  up for cen- the project which primarily in- on January 31st, but sideration  be bond issues volves a 2 story education the 31st falls on Sunday for extension of Memorial Hos- building to be constructed be- The Malakoff News has always been of the optn- his year, 1971, local resi- pital facilities, a County library tween the existing chapel and Ion that it could define "local funds" with accuracy, have until noon January and perhaps a City bond pro- the old church plant which is Plans are in the mill for the Maiskoff native and recent . ing screened. Candidates are but we are now beginning to wonder .... to register at Malakoff Hall. City Hall closes in area towns at noon on this quiet election year, places are to be decided the Malakoff School Board Trustees, and three places the Malako City Council. voters could be called to vote a wet or dry; a tax bend, a city tax or on other vital matters are of great concern to posal. Voter application forms are available at city hall to those wishing to mail them to County Tax Asseasor-Collector Billy Richardson at the court house in AtOm -- and any resident of Hendersou Cotmty may reg- ister at Malakoff City Hall, re- gardless of the young precinct. Eighteen year olds are required to apply directly to the County Tax Collector in person r by mail. 9:15 Tomorrow Team Tournament Malakoff Quarterbacks are a B team basketball this week which got yesterday (Thursday, 21) at 4:15 p.m. Bcack- both boys and girls dthough some of the par- schools do not have teams. Invited to participate were Mabank, Kemp, Can- LaPoynor, Wilmer Hutchin- other area schools. prices are 50 cents Ruders and 75 omts for games were scheduled to- {Friday) because of the schedule, and the toum- will continue beginning Saturday. Proceeds from Ue tourna- ment will be used for qurtee- hack projects which includes filng and processing films of all football games during that season ammaliy, and for purch- ase of special gym equipment used by athletes. Malakoff Quarterbacks are branching into filming vital sport matches other than foot- hall games from time to time, such as the recent basketball tournament in Corpus Christi. Sports fans are urged to at- tend the local tournament fox a first hand observation of the B team talent of both Malakoff students and the opposition which will likely be the varRy material sooner than one could realize. HCJC Square Dancing Class Daddy Smith, renouncd dance king, announced that he would instruct dance class at the County Junior Col- The course, beginning 16th at the Student Building at the college be conducted 8 to 10 each evening for 13 week, s. County Junior Col- sponsoring the course. who instructs classes way from the resorts of Monntiar to other of national interest, is of Star Harbor. His for this fall include a tour with a select of his square dancers. tour will be a joint sight square dancing event, with square dancing included 5 nights of each week at the various cities on the tour sched- ule. The party will be away for 22 days. Mr. Smith said that he believed one Malakoff couple and perhaps an Athens couple, were going to make the dancing tour of Europe. The Junior College class will be a class for beginner square dancers. The Dance King ex- tends a special invitafiou to all to attend the February 16th meeting at the college to see if they would like to join the class. There is no obligation for those wishing to attend the first meeting, although registration for the classes will be underway for those who decide to enroll. now serving as the educational facility. The building plans call for 9,494 feet of floor space joining the chapel at the west entry which will include class rooms, kitchen facilities, library and church offices. Bentley-Ray & Associates, Inc. a Cleburne, Texas church buildibg firm was awarded the bid of the three submitted. The older building is due for removal when the proposed new facility is ready for occupancy. First Baptist has been co corned with the expansion for a numher of years and have con- sidereal a numher of piaas and proposal. The program md- way replaces an earlier con- sideration estimated at a total cost of $194,000. At the grom breaking, church past Bill ReLs coy,- fined his addxs to a scriptm'al reading from the book of Hoses, chapter 10. Precluding the turu- i of the first spade of dirt by Mrs. Jackson, Bert Woo[verton, director of the Sunday School Department offered the prayer of dedication.  of the building em'n- mittoe, headed by Russell Pel- son and the finance committee headed b, Ed Arthus were present for the event along annu MaLo mgh Schou Athletic Banquet. Accerding to an  from Tiger heud coach, Sam Tanner, the event will be staged at Heoderso County Junior College, FebnlarF 11. Spaci guest speaker win he Johnny Honey award reciliont , Billy Wayne  is the head coach at Tyler Jury ior College. Candidates for the Charles Turner Athletic Award, spm sored by the MalakoH Chain. bet of  ave now be- selected from the senior class on the besis of  coupled with scholastic acieve. rnent over thelr emim four yeer hh schoel taxi. The public is invited to the event and banquet tickets are priced at U per Last week the Territory Tra- veler bragged about the big basket of goodies that Col. Oral Roberts aM his bunch at Log Cabin Estates had shipped via Un:_ted States Postal from Flor- ida and since I've learned I was not the only local pea in the pod . . . but one of the peas in the pod told of his mis- fortune regarding his package and I wish to comment that it could not have happened to a nicer guy! The guy is Malakoff Post Master Maynard Fowler. His package got tangled up in the zipping and zagging of the de- partment by which he is paid (post office) and arrived two weeks later in a damaged in mail eaTton which had smashed the fruits and goodies to the dripping smelling stage. It's refreshing to know that post masters are not excluded from the mail mix-ups! J kidding, Mr. Fowler Baby, I think I have an orange left that I hMe from Gilbert so well that I can't find it . . . yet. Coon HunOng News is at a complete stand still! The Of. ficial Coon Hunting Correspon- dem of the Malakoff News con- tinues on the ailing list. Brink (Barnett) had been cooped up for a month or more around home and then at Memorial Hospital in Athens for the last two or three weeks, lle's on second floor, ing he'll get a reprieve most any day, which does not necessm'ily represent the opinion of his doctor. I un- derstand he's suffering from a blood clot in one of his legs and I can understand that since the leg needs the rest, the only way to carry out treat- mere is to capture him then keep him trader 24 hour surveill ance. I have a feeling sme body is pulling your leg, Brink! But maybe there is a time for that too, and I'm with the doc- tor, to whom I extend conat- ulatiom but then we don't reaBy believe that the doctm" will be able to hold this "good mn" down. Gallant Track Driver Malakoff Son Hurls Truck From Turnpike To Save Athenions The truck driver who gave his life to save the lives of an Athens couple on the Fort Worth turnpike last week was a native of Malakoff, John Kimble Derden. A sister, Mrs. Bonner Pool and a brother Richard Deaden in 1Kalakoff join numerous others of close family relationzhip and a com- munity of personal friends who were stunned at the news of his death Wednesday, January 13; and who continues to grieve his loss. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gouse-Ware Funeral Home i,n Fort Worth, for the 57 year old Derden who was employed by Southwestern Freight and had made his home in Fort Worth for the past 28 years. Surviving him are his wife, the former Lavera Patton of this city, whom he married in 1936, and two sons: Pat Dedren of Weatherford and Mike Derohm of the Fort Worth family residence. He had 5 grandchildren. Associated Press credited Derdvn wi saving the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Boyd of came to rest just two feet off the busy boulevard 50 feet be- low. The forty foot trailer broke free of the tractor as R descend- ed the turnpike when an axle snapped on a bridge railing leaving that unit suspended be- A'hens by sacra/icing his own de the bridge. Derden was life. Reports are that Derden had entered the Fort Worth turn- pike from Dallas' Storeroom Feeway en route to Fort Worth in the Southwestern Transporta- tion Company transport truck when he came upon the wreck. ed sports car of the Boyds which had moments he, re spun on paving slick h'om drizzle and had hit a bridge railing. The Malakoff son swerved to miss the caT, sending his trac- tor hurling off the bridge which throw clear of the tractor which flipped over before the crash landing and he was kill- ed as he landed on the street below the turnpike_ Officers observed that "there's no telling what would have happened if the tractor of the unit had landed in the "I can't  why with so many people using that tur- pike two differett families in our community could have beg lnvoled in the same happening off up there." was the general expression of many local peo- ple when they heard of the ac- cident. Other surviving brothers sisters are Chilton Derden, St. , Mo.; Clifford Derrick, Fort Worth; Grady Derden, Houston; Faulk Derden of Dike, Texas; Mrs. Nora Heskins, Norwalk, Calif. and Mrs. Al- ma Green, Rector, Ark. Time of death was recorded 12:40 p.m., January 13. Inter- ment was at the Resehill Ceme- tery in Fort Worth. The familiy resides at 3523 Avenue J in Fort Worth. If County money is spent on a city project inside the city, are these local funds as far as city inhabitants are concerned? If our school district spends funds which come from the State and Austin, are these local funds as far as the school district is concerned? If our school district, our city or our county spends fed- oral funds that are funds that come to us from Wash- lngton, are we spending local funds? The time has come when many local leaders just- lfy unnecessary expenditure of funds on the theory that these are not "local funds" because the money comes from the Federal Government. The same atti' rude, although not perhaps as flagrant, is the use of state funds. Apparently, little caution is taken regarding ex- penditures of anything which can be extracted from the Federal Government under any of the many give- away programs for which the Federal Government is ImominK more and more noted. Tke Malakoff News submits that the time tome for us to weigh carefully expenditure of any funds for the operation of a public tax supported try, regardless of the source. We respectfully submit that money obtained from the Federal Government by our county, or city or our schools are local funds. It is our belief that all funds which originate from a local source ire local funds. The fact that our tax payers are taxed by the state in many directions, including gasoline tax, sales tax and numerous other taxes, makes the state fund local funds. The mere fact that the money starts in Malakoff and goes to Austin and returns to a entity, such as our school district in Malakoff, laot prevent these from being local funds. The truth of the matter is that the trip from Mslakoff to Austin and back necessitates a handling charge and we seldom get back as much as we pay. Money spent in Henderson County under Health, Education and Welfare, and money spent by a school district, whether it be under Title One, Title Two or Title Three Programs are financed by local funds. These are monies obtained from our local through federal income tax, gasoline tax and many other sources, by the Federal Government. Actually everything we buy now days has a hidden tax. The fact that the money travels from here to Washington and back, at least theoretically, does not change the souro or identity of such funds. Admittedly, we get bad[ less than 80% of what leaves here as the rest comes out to pay for the salaries of federal employees wl[o handle the funds. All of us are complaining about increasingly high taxes but we are not -en economical with our expendl. iture of money that comes out of Washington, but at- tempt to grab all we can to pass out favors on the theory or excuse that these are not "local funds." What most of these people overlook is that the Federal Government has no money to give that it does not first take from its citizens in taxes or higher and higher debts with its higher interest cost. Just the interest on this government debt now requires a pay- ment of more than $20 billion a year. We must under- stand that all money we obtain must be paid by the local funds with interest. Stall For New Truck Needed ents Get Chance To Become Honorary Fire Members Malakoff Volunteer Fire has launched an Fire Department drive for the Imr- securing funds with to build added storage to house the new purchased by the Elrno Yar- who made the an- stated that the membership fees would be on a contribution basis, rather than z stated fee. Yarbocough, secretary-rea- surer of the local volunteer de- partment, pointed out that the new booster tank fire fighting unit would make it possible to expand services to include area pastures, fields, and rural home areas which are almost impossible to serve with the other unit. He men4ioncd that the other truck, which will continue to be used when considered most ef- fective and where possible, wasn't suited for the grass and trash fire fighting because of the damage which often results to hanging equipment from stumps, limbs etc. in brushy te'rains. will be used primarily in the "Since the new tanker truck, outer areas from Malakoff we hope that people from this en- tire area will want to become 'Honorary Members of the Mal- akoff Fire Department' with a contributkm to help provide a sbeltor for it. After all the city of Malakoff did buy the unit, and hecause of tlmir mpmt we have not had a netd for a con- tribution drive in about four years," Yarberough said. Yarberongh said he was not sure how much rnon would be needed for the comtruettou ,hich will involve building an- oeh stall at the fire station. Contributions may be mailed to Fire Department, Malakoff. Texas or left at Ci Benk or the Malako Nes. Mem- bership cards will be mailed. Prospective members may also hand corttritmtiom to any mem- bers of the active volunteer de- parting. The Malakoff News has insisted and requested that our local citizens urge our state officials and our federal officials to hold expenditures to a minimum. We further urge that the "give-away" or "aid" pro- grams be reduced annually. We now urge Our local leaders and officials to cooperate with the program by holding the expenditure of all funds, regardless of their source, to the mini- mum. We insist that funds from Autsin or from Wash- Ington are local funds because they are repaid by us. Our leaders, whether they be county, city or school officials, must be thrifty with ALL funds because ALL FUNDS ARE LOCAL FUNDS.