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i HoE8 & Sons Book Bindery Sprln6q ort, Mich. ,~1~ By ANN ROUNSAVALL " \ ollowing a lengthy executive session r their regular meeting Tuesday lbt, Jan. 27, Malakoff school trustees Lmmia an administrative decision con- ~_ing disciplinary action with a nt, and took no action on the three contract of Superintendent O Jack Murray. Following evaluation of Murray, a regular January board action, it was a concensus of members that a long-term contract for administrative personnel was not in the best interest of the district. By taking no action on the con- tract Murray is left with two and one- half years remaining on the existing contract. Joe Cox, president of the board, said it had been the feeling of the board for a long time that long-term contracts are not in the best interest of the district, and are not necessarily fair to tax- payers. "Generally speaking," Cox said, "an employee can terminate a contract at any time. On the other hand, the district ~can be tied to the length of the con- tract." "Mr. Murray was assured that it (the lack of action) was not a disciplinary action against him," Cox said. Cox said that the board felt that a long-term contract tied up action of future boards, and the majority of the present beard did not feel the action was proper. If we hadn't intended to keep him on, he said, we would have taken some action. In the student discipline action the board approved an administrative decision for expulsion for the remain- der of the term for the student under question. YEAR, NUMBER 8 "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Tenitory" cents single copy Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1981 ake area resident travels at 116 m.p.h, record speed McKean of Bushwhacker Ad- record attempt The hydroplane hull Cedar Creek Lake, recently set was built in Seattle, Washington by my the United States record, but famous race boat builder Ed Karelsen. orld Speed Record for 500cc"At the speeds I was traveling," McKean said, "the boat was flying (completely out of the water), with only the tip of the propeller in the water. Any mechanical problem would invite disaster, McKean said, and certainly hitting anything in the water, such as an empty paper cup or beer can, would cause the boat to veer out of control and crash. At these speeds, boats disin- tegrate when they hit the water, McKean said. The sport is not without personal danger. Hitting the water at those speeds is like hitting concrete and can he fatal. McKean watched a clpse friend die last summer when he was thrown from his boat at 95 mph. McKean related: "Some years ago, doing about 100 mph in a race, a bolt holding my rudder sheared under stress, sending the boat immediately sideways. My body cleared a path through several layers of plywood and the water tried to tear my body apart as JIM MCKEAN I cartwheeled over the.surface! After a couple of months recgvering I was back [ [ l)iat? "2 ! n 'ower Boat McKean came otlt of five years '2a " P'eed Trials held on "retirement" as a race boat drivel" to +.-+ arKm',.Arizona, McKean set his record. But before he quit racing racing boat to a new in 1976, he held no less than five World speed of 116.833 miles per Speed Records in the period 1972 to ] previous record by 1976. His racing career has taken him / 8 miles vet" hour. as far away as South Africa where in ' V nlptlveat,+McKean joinec[a special 1976hewas the UnltedStates represen- LLers : m world speed record tative in the OC World Cbampionships i ; reSr.dWho have assulted, and held Johannesburg v~.12rd~re%; the unknown in speed McKean, a Boeing 727 commercial i ms record will be listed airline vilot wears two bats. He is also i as the mark to beat. importer/distributor for Yamato Out- i ) ]rY'."g. additional credance to this board Motors in the U. S. Prior to his i ~.~'Sfast~tJ?ct, that McKean's mark is present occupation, he was a F-IO0 jet ! "~} I[kis~or'th '-nan the World Record fighter pilot in the U.S.A.F. During his t ~l [.~on~:r,[~ne bigger 725cc and 1100cc Viet Nam hitch, he flew 265 combat b p~anes missions over N. Viet Nam and was i bT'T~ ~ills racing craft was a awarded the Distinguished Flying I I ~'7"_ ,,v~c racing outboard motor, Cross and 1o Air Medals for bravery. So Going for the record I I l.n Japan by Yamato Motor Co and it goes without saying he's held bands ialjSlY tuned by McKean for" the with speed and danger for years now. .alako: f stude[ " te a L I d, fffthand n to the bile at a Ma or June meetm _ inth grade studonts regular session, pu y g volved," Mrs. Orr adds. make up an annual assessment effort test program and develop and field test amaoff Independent School The Malakoff I.S.D. students will he of the board of trustees, according to "This testing program is designed to designed to help beth state and local new items for the 1981-82 series under contract to the State Board of help students and the school improve school, officials improve their ser- II participate in the second among 700,000 expected to take the Jack Murray, district superintendent. amaa ment of Basic Skills test reading, writing composition, and Mrs. Vlrgie L. Orr, District C.oor- achievement," Mrs. Orr points out. vices, Mrs. Orrsays. Education. The California Firm will m scheduled for Feb 3 through mathematics tests during the February dinator will be responsible mr Teacher "For this reason, results will he repor- Overall student performance, both by also operate a computerized inventory S 1981. " 2-20 statewide testing period. Each of training, test administration, and ted in a manner that will help everyone campus and by district, will be reported of all test booklets to assure strict ent plan, first of its kind the tests will require a maximum of 40 evaluation results. "However, in- become more effective." each year to the public by the local security at all times. m Scheduled once eachto 60 minutes to complete, dividual student scores will he reported "Third grade students were added to board of trustees. "Each test question will relate to a ] requirements set by the The Malakoff I.S.D. will report its only to the student, parent or guardian, the annual testing sequence for the first CTB/McGraw-Hill of Monterey, * "eglslatur re ate scores and the school rsonnel directl m Leg] e during its 1979 district and campus agg _ g . pe y ' - time this year. The three tests will r California will help administer the 1981 See TEST, page 12 County, ourt vehi, le bids alendar of events Ma MEETINGS .l lakoff Lions Club will meet for its regular meeting Thursday, 6"30 p m By PAT HARRIMAN L 5'atthe Lions Den. " " " The Henderson County Com-willdomuchmorethana302. Itdoesa turned in the low b d o tM0,265 for the The commissioners said they may better Job," Precinct 1 Commissioner five new sheriff's cars, which includes use federal revenue sharing money or r... Onat,/,l:" ,,momthe,,Swingers .... will meet ............... atureay, fleD, 7 mr mew regumr pracuce, .missiners .... Court voted to spend $29,827 Jim Blakeney said. trad ins for three '79 Chevrolets and money from the general fund. , , narn in Loa Cmhin ,t tN tour new pick up trucks from "We took the 350 engine because you two 78 BULcks. County Attorney Allan Boswell told a I I cil will n t-lVlonda , Feb. 9, at 7p.m. at the city complex Sonn g Ford in MaMkoff for the four can get more power and speed ff you Only $35,000 has been budgeted for groupof about 15 citizens from Country ._ ,lakoff o c .on. co n au ners a .Monaay s regmar need it," Precinct 4 Commissioner new sheriff's cars this year. Sheriff Estates in precinct 2 they would have to me e stud club meeung :acn umca costs v,,mo. mee'tJ-,,. -. Y will he held Monday night, Feb. 9. The . ..: ........... Leland Tarrant said. Cbarlie Fields was not at the meeting file a civil suit in district court to have a I wm,e held Tue lav Feb 10 : pecmcauons mr me trucgs mcmae Precinct 3 Commissioner Saint yesterday, so the commissioners tabled road there re-opened. 1 , =/'."..tmtarians will meet Tu v "P h m ,t ,,,,h,,,. .... a half-ton truck with a 135-inch wheel Mclean said, "We didn't even consider the bids until they can talk with Fields. The road had been closed by Otis / '. rtheirweaklylunch n-[ ........ . ......................... base, a 350 engine, air conditioning, the six-cylinder engine bids. An eight- The commissioners said they don't Wbatley. / u:O.F. will meet Tuesday Feb 10 at the lod- boll in power steering, a radio, a heater, leaf cylinder will last longer." know what kind of arrangements will County Judge Winston Reagan said f Trails 4-H Club w tin s, a heavy-duty rear bumper and / r ........ fll meet at7 p m Tuesday, FeD 10, at the Lions sp g . . Blakeney also said the auxiliary gas he made for new cars until they talk to the street was private and had never [ ...... Ymeeting. " " " anamdliarygasmnK, tanks were necessary "in case we get Fields. been accepted or maintained by the ] to. E.P. All- RAINFALL REPORT The Sonntag pickups meet all of the caught off in one end of the county. We In other business, the commissioners county. en re rts specifications end ix) that the new year started off short on rainfall, con- won't have to turn around and come all authorized County Auditor Thomas Boswell said the citizens would have ,, to,f, lle a suit in district court. / was ......... John Glatt Ford in Athens turned in the way back. Simmons to advertise for bids for new This is not a mattes for the corn- I/ than rasma, recorded for January 1961, an average of one two lower bids. One was for $6,930 per The commissioners also accepted the radar units for the highway patrol, missioners court," Boswell said, i tmPari m orOrm for the past nine years, truck and the other was for $6,630 per Holman-Bennett-Phillips $33,300 bid for The highway patrol bus requested ' I'g 5.i. f,,. prevmns years recorded 5"60 inches of rainfall for Janus of truck The first bid was for an F 100 a boom axe for precinct 3. It was the new radar before, but the corn-is civil litigation and your rell wi .,o xor 1973 3 " ry " " ,._ ; . 0for 1974; 2 51 for 1975; 3 59for 1976:3 34 for 1977:4 31 for lcku that bad a 302 en ine and the only bid turned in for the equipment missioners said they didn't have the bave to come from dlstrict court/' " ..., . . . .... P P g w~, and3 37for 1960, ...... . second bid was for an F-100 that bad a and includes a $600 trade-in for the old money to buy the equipment. The commissioners authorized Mclean to do a "reasonable amount" off .... on r , rrrxcE"vss. gas300 six-cyltdertank, engine and no auxiliary brns_ h-cutter. . ........... "I don't know if we'll he able to get,, of dirt work for the Calvary Baptist r n the .......... : ....... -'-- " ' Church in Brewnsboro. boom axe is delive ed a d , b 7 ,ple:~':~ .tyM/nne?:ithrnc~e~rtday, For Although the Sonntag hid was the .............. r we can t, we can reject the ida. The Mclean hid the parking am was remaining 'zu,uoomon ns at e hIoh.o,, , trol said the ones they have "pretty good, but it sags and water i" ar, ew r, or yo,r or ,mz, uo... --t .......................... highest, the commissioners said it wasdelivery ..-e. .... : ,.- - +._ ,. v_ __. __ _.., _. preeeeding MJ,~.Nt~v' on its Thursday publication it must be received at the News officeby4 the only bid that met all of their,,__ ' .......... are obsolete and the new ones will more ane ma neverma wor , - --forthenmelves" Mclean said. ,,. , ' "--' v ........... specifications. All together, the Sorm- tba. would take'30 to 35 loads of K'-'"'~ lOT I~eWl tte~nl " .~.~ULIN~ INFORMATION tm~' *..,.,.m,* ,~. ,,,.f ~, 104 more th,, the fiNnY " ,,, p m the' eaauifled am and display advertinn, g for the Thursday publication date of the "~" .......... " ...... ~Tk~d~gg aT::~e~o ~e The commissioners authorized i~ther in/.--'-..' P[ec ~_|ns Monday. fir" Olatt bid and 13,304 more than the The m axe l,s+ an. a bt // hn:ntr theY wl :t com.ct th. New, of ice.t s ,,ond Olatt bid. thc u-.c,,,.,,,,, ,;-, ,, .. We want the bigger motor becanse it " .i n :Jnwga 1 negvtrho ertadin Athensflnndo oan anne '''adveMr n' St+BIDS. page,+ L