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et~ to i : years! The He4rtbe. of the Terr/tory of FII Y-SEVENTH YEAR Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 75148, Friday, February 16, 1968 NUMBER 7 Filled In Local ; Bumgardner, Vierggee Have Filed An election has been caUed Saturday, April 6, in the Independent School for the puroose of string four trustees. The res- for calling the elect;an made and adopted at the meeting of the board Monday evening. board of trustees of the Independent School has called an election Saturday, April 6, for the of electing three trus- each of whom will serve term of three years. terms of Eugene Berry, Airheart and Carl San- are expiring. Berry and have'filed for re-elec- and Airheart, a member board for the past nine has declined to run B. Rayfield, employee o~ and O. S. Bryson Jr have signed for a on the ballot. still having time to are Mrs. Paul Lewis, Willard StAma Johnston. wishing to file Io ~o at the office of the of the school, P. Story. Final filing Is Wednesday, March 6. election b-ill be held at Hall and the polls will at eight in the morning at seven in the eve- The terms of Walter Lewis Jackson, W. O. Reese, Billy Gunnells and J. V. Adams are expiring and only Jackson has filed for re-election thus far. Reese and Gunnells have de- clined to run and Adams is ~id to be undecided. John Bumgardner, local busi- ness man and civic worker, and Lewis Vieregge, an employee of the Texas Clay Products Company, have both filed as candidates for a three year term. When board member, Char- les Fry moved from the area last year, the board apnointed Adams to serve in Fry's place until election time. Three of the trustees will be elected to serve a three year term while one will be elected to complete the unexpired term of Fry. Members of the board still having time to serve are Ray- mond Reese, one year and R. J. Johnson and Bill Bradshaw with two more years. Filing deadline for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, March 6th. Applicants may file in the office of the superinten- dent of the schools. There will be only one poll- ing site for the election of trustees and that will be at the school tax office from the hours of eight in the morning until seven in the evening. At the Monday meeting, the bom'~re-elected principals and extended their contracts for two more years. The contracts will be in effect until June of 1970. James Sheffield will re- main as principal of the hig~ school: L. E. Orr principal of junior high and J. C. Davis, principal of the elementary school. The board also extended the contract of Superintendent Ray Brown for another year. His contract willextend through June of 1971. Trustees attending the Mon- day meet were Raymond Reese, president; Walter Lewis Jack- son, vice vresident: R. J. John- son. secreta~': W. O. Reese, J. V. Adams and Billy L. G,m- nells. C. B. Bradshaw was un- able to attend. MHS Seniors In Feature "The Senior Salute" makes its debuts in the News this week. The column will feature seniors of the 1968 Malakoff High School class in alphabeti- cal order. The weekly feature was the idea of Miss Sharon Hoskins and Miss Becky Walker and is being prepared by the two Malakoff High School seniors. Miss Hoskins and Miss Wal- ker are also the somewhat mysterious authors of the pop- ular "I Spy" Column which ap- pears in the News from time to time and has to do with the goings on around the local high school campus. The News welcomes the Sen- ior Salute feature and is happy to make the outstanding ac- complishments of the 1968 graduating cla~ knog"n to our readers. Let': Get Two To One Tomorrow Two people out of three who go to the polls tomorrow must care about the continued progress of Henderson County. Two people out of three must be up on the circumstances at hand, and be willing to settle for a 20 eounty tax eat rather than a 25c tax col Why? Because our multi-million dollar highway system hangs in the balance. Yes, we have voted funds for this type program in the past and they are exhausted. This factor does not indicate that our commissioners court has not planned well Rather it indicates a feeling of great concern for all the cities in Henderson County. Henderson County has picked up the tab for securing the cost of right of way for our four lane Highway 31 and other traffle arteries that we enjoy in Henderson County. Paying for this locally could have meant prohibitive taxes or the doom that comes with by passing a city. The foresightedness of those who voted for approval of the highway bonds in the issues past have enabled our county to participate in the Texas cooperative highway program while counties about us have stood still. Now we are retiring the old bonds and a tax cut is a reality. A 25c cut. We can re-invest a nickle of that tax cut ami be guaranteed a fine highway system which is absolutely vital to industry and our continued growth. Henderson County has long depended on Malakoff, Trini- dad and the communities in "THE WEST END" to get things done. We have fulfilled our obligations in the past, but we need more this time. We need enough to vote "FOR" to combat op- position that could come from throughout the county. The City of Malakoff, the Malakoff Rotary, the Mala- koff Lions and the Malakoff Chamber of Commerce are behind the issue 100%. They have an ad elsewhere in this issue of the paper to that effecL If you do not understand the imue in Malakoff call Mayor O. A. Phillips, Jr, the city secretary or any member of the Chamber, Lions or Rotary for a thorough explanation. In Trinidad call Mayor Freeman Miller, any of the council members or Mrs. Dora Wilbanks, Trinidad City Secretary about any ffuestion you might have. The important thing about this bond election tomorrow is that we all understand it. If we do, we will give our county a two to one majority for continued progress. Malakoff Board of Trus-The election will he held atThe $400,000 bond issue, to a taxpayer. The ch-rt, intendent Ray Brown, by the meeting in regular sos-the school tax office and the when voted, will be sold along printed elsewhere in this issue superintendents of the other MOnday evening, called polls will open at 8 a. m. and with $225,000.00 of unsold of the News, pertains to prop- schools, shows the school tax an election to be held on close at 7 p. m. Earl Gentrybonds that remain from the erty with a market value of evaluation in each district. It March 9th, for the of voting a school issue in the amount of election was called after than 75 resident qualified Who own taxable prop- and who live within the Independent School signed a petition and ~ted it to the board re- such a move. will be the presiding judge with Miss Wilie West as judge and Mrs. Gracie Welborn and Mrs. Myrtle Gentry as clerks. Absentee voting on the bond election will begin on Monday, February 19, and continue through the final date of Tues- day, March 5. Absentee bal- lots may be cast at the school superinter.dent's office between the hours of 8 a. m. and 4 p. m. 1964 schoolhouse bond issue.$2,000.00 up through property lists the percent of market val- This will give the school dis- with a market value of $20,- ue of property use for school trict a combined total of $625,- 000.00. tax purposes and the total tax 000.00 to be used in school im- The Malakoff School District rate of each school district and provements as already outlined is now paying a total tax rate how it is divided between main- in previous articles that have of $1.17 on the $100.00 assessed appeared in this newspaper, evaluation which is lower than In order for each school pa- any of the school districts in tron to know exactly what the the surrounding territory. new bond issue will cost, a A chart compiled in Novem- chart has been prepared that bet of this school year, with in- will show the total school tax formation furnished to Super- tenance tax and bon& tax. This chart appears below. All of the schools listed in this chart have recently built new buildings or are in the process of completing a new school structure. TAX VALUATIONS, PERCENT OF MARKET VALUES AND TAX RATES 1967-68 :and Saline lls Point EVA LUAT ION $I0,800,000 ii, 750,000 5,394,750 7,800,992 PERCENT OF MARKET VALUE 50 % 30% 25 % 19,121,455 34 % 6,815,000 15 % (Rains) * 13,175,406 50 % 4O % -i 3,310,000 3, 250,000 9,500,000 20 % 40 % MA I NTENA NCE TAX $ .94 .75 1.00 .94 BOND TAX TOTAL TAX $ .45 $ 1.40 .75 1.50 .5O 1.50 1.50 1 .i0 .65 1.75 87 .43 1.30 1.26 .49 1.75 1.20 .65 1.85 1.50 1.00 .50 2.00 .17 1.17 Rmory increased market value to 5CP/o from $1.50 to 1.30. Kemp now r -evaluating tax rolls, raising I 25% this y ar and dropped the rate from basis of assessment. Today's issue will be the last time the News will have the opportunity to remind its read- ers to put forth every effort to go to the polls tomorrow and cast a vote in the $500,000.00 Henderson County Road Bond Issue. A reminder is offered also that the issue must carry by a two-thirds majority before the county can continue with its vast and much needed highway improvement program. The ballot will be a simple one. There will only be the one proposition of "For or against the issuance of bonds and the levy of ad valorem taxes in payment thereof." In the Malakoff - Trinidad area, the polls will open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. The election will be held at the city hall in each town. Earl Gentry will be the pre- siding judge in Malakoff and will be assis~d by Mrs. Joe Barnett, Mrs. Gracie Welborn, Mrs. Earl Gentry, and Mrs. Eva Mullin ~. In Trinidad, Mrs. C. M. Lin- cecum will act as presiding judge and it had not been learned at press time who her clerks would be. Property owners are eligible to vote and must sign an af- fidavit at the polls that they are property owners. The 1967 voter registration receipts will be used. If any area is to progress, both in industry and popula- tion, it must of necessity have good highways to induce ~rrowth. Henderson County has begun such a road construe- tion program and the vote of the citizens must carry this bond issue to complete the pro- jeer. The four laning of State Highway 31 from the Trinity River to the Neches River, will provide a vital artery for traf- fic through the county. As s Tigerettes In With their win over last Fri- day night, the Malakoff girls basketball team now find them- selves squared off in a tie with Mabank for District 18-A hon- ors. They are now 3-I in league play as is Mabank, the only team to hand the Tiger- ettea a defeat in this season's district play. To determine just who is best in loop play the two rivals will play the best two out of three games. The first of these will be played tonight on the enemy court beginning at 7:30 p. m. The second match will find the Tigerettes on their home court on Tuesday, February 20th. Should there be a need for a third game, it will be played on a neutral site; that of the girl's gymnasium at Hender- son County Junior College. All comes will begin at the 7:30 hour. Admission for each game has been set at 25c for students and 50c for adults. The winner of the best two out of three d, lel will be eligi- ble to go to the first round of regional and, winning there, will go on to regional. Should they pass that milestone, then they will be elegible for state. In last Friday night's game, Malakoff bested Edgewood by a score of 35 to 16. Rosemary Dukes scored the most points with 14: Carolyn Vieregge, 13 and Evelyn Hunter 8. Jill Johnson was high point girl for Edgewood, scoring 11 fol- see TIE, on page eight result, every town and corn-activity, as well as the enjoy- munity will realize a boost in ment of traveling on modern finances from the commercialup-to-date freeways. Trinidad Dairy Around $60.00 was estimat- ed to have been taken by a thief or thieves when the Joe Davis Dairy Mart in Trinidad was broken into and robbed last Sunday night. Officers said around $40.00 was taken from the cigarette machine and $9.00 worth of quarters along box resulted in failure. The thieves were evidently in a hurry as change was left scat- tered on the floor. Mrs. Davis said that the robbers were pretty bold as the inside of the Mart was well lighted with advertising sign& During the week-end, three with other change taken from burglaries also occured at Eus~ the cash register. The burg- tace and officers believe that lars, probably fearful of con- they and the one at Trinidad tacting a disease, passed up the were committed by the same cigarettes, person or persons. It was es- Trinidad Deputy AdriarL timated that all four burgla- Dowell said the officers sur- ries netted a combined total of raised that the thieves likely a little over one hundred dol- entered the building through lots. the service window on the east. .The locks on the doors did not DoweH said the jobs were appear to be tampered with. believed to have been pulled The theft was discovered by professionals rather than Monday morning when the amateurs as signs indicated~ owner and his wife opened up that the robbers knew what for business, and noted the they were doing. cash drawer opened the the The three firms hit in Eus- cigarette machine and juke box tace were thoroughly ransack- pulled out from the walls. El- ed but the Dairy Mart suffered forts to break into the juke little damage. Three To Be Elected Trinidad City An announcement has been made that the Trinidad City Council will officially call for an election of city officials at their next regular meeting night of Tuesday, February 20. Only three places on the council are to be filled as the Mayor, Freeman Miller, has another year to serve and the terms of Mrs. Lamesa Bradley and Bobby Rounsevall do not expire. The terms of Lelan Wil- liams, George Black and Ken- neth May are exniring, and when contacted each man said he was undecided as to whether he would seek re-election or not. The election will be held or Saturday, April 6, at the Cit~ Hall and. candidates wishi~ to file for a nlace on the hal. lot, have until March 6th t( do so. At their last meeting, the city council voted to purchast a tractor and scycle to be usei for the T)urvoae of helping t( keen the city streets mowed. A lon~ discussion, was h~lc on trot lines bein~ used in th, oitF lake. It was announce,~ that persons placing trot line~ in the lake. were ~o;n~ at, ains~ the rules and regulations per- taining to municipal property Persons finding such lines ar~ authorized to ~ick them uv ant bring them to the City Hall. Beaugh Is The New At First Baptist The First Baptist Church ~f Malakoff has announced that the church has secured the ser- vices of Mik~ Beaugh as direc- tor of both the youth and adult choirs. He has visited the church for several Sundays and will now assume his duties with the graded choirs as of- ficial conductor. Mike, a senior at Baylor Uni- versity, married his wife, Te- resa, only seven weeks ago. He will remain at Baylor until the summer months and then both he and his wife plan to enter Southwestern Semi- narv in Fort Worth. Mike is a minister but also has a broad background of training. Though not a music major, he has been a member of band, church and school choirs and has directed, to a limited extent, the choirs of his home cnurcn t Memori Baptist in Baytown. In ad{ tion, he served recently o summer with the Home Mi sion Board as a summer mi sionary. Last spring, Mike was in : In-Service training progr~ under the immediate guidan of Rev. Paul Comer of t Alice Avenue Baptist Chur( The In-Training program e velops all service pertaining I full-time Christian work. i Both Mike and his wife a rel~uted to be excellent soloig A spokem,nan for the chur said, *'We are so happy to ha Mike with us and we are e petting great things to hapn as the Lord uses us togetl~ in His work here in Malakof Those wishing to cont~ Mr. and Mrs. Beaugh may ao by addressing mail to 82~ Baylor Avenue, Waeo, Texa