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-k 1974 " i chutm ! 'FOURTH YEAR - Number 7 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY - F'ebruary 20, 1975 !r--- vlaw00 il By Bob Parker ere beginning to wonder if we n living in a foreign count,. * ,nev,, hereabouts, p?ople we met 'here are you from." When we 7'-' "Garrison", the uniform ,z'as a look of puzzlement and f :Ltional question, "Where's when we explained that it was Ogdoches County, we had the 'hat we were sul'l considered to i :ants from some foreign land. , ere qmte reheved when we ;:1 le local residents who not only there our former part of te located, but actually lived emselves. we started the "Garrison .... Xacogdoches County...." bit, 'ner, manager of this metro- id his wife. Carole, let us knot' v were quite aware of where and Nacogdoches are. since ih attended Stephen F. Austin iversity, in Nacogdoches. )nly that, but since Ron was kh the ambulance service in hes, and this writer was a of the Garrison Volunteer ce Service we had a number l friends. A'nd since Carole is a :of the staff of this newspaper, (a countryman (or, if you are a ) libber, a countrvperson) right ihe office. p *T:ret local coach Gary Smith, .. out, once coached in the _elbv Count,,, town of Gary, WP and skip from Garrison." don't feel like a foreigner here  "0" ng f women's lib. local an udy Newman mav set e2ent hack 75 years. " :lAlderwoman Newman learned firm that is renovating and gthe overhead water tank had  paint the tank any clr C JC C00mp00J lin Fund gn w;neetmg last week, that the land may start a movement e vote away from women..o. " Reaches G0al Here ithe firm that was renovating g. tank reported that no major re needed inside the tank, the ]n were very happy, since The goal has been reached-and then /irs can be ,, cry expensive. But some. Ire no happier than City The campaign to acquire 818,000 in Turner, since thecouncilhad funds and pledges to initiate the t him. if the repairmen organization and construction of a ;hat major work was needed, medical clinic in Malakoff, u) serve the the tower and inspect the entire area, has been successful. pairs. Ron was breathing a bit According to campaign director Eddie ier the renovating firm re- Garrison, as of Tuesday of this week, a t no repairs were needed, total of $18.110 was received. There are ' -0- several reports from campaign workers er people cringe at the still outstanding, D of a tvpogra, phical erroi'. So Garrison said that he hoped a total of $ when thev find an example. 820,000 in funds and pledges could be error in other places. Like reached, to provide a margin against ton the local Dairy Queen, some pledges that might not be ertised "Hungerbutsers... " honored by those making them. n, mavbe that's what they Wing - anager Turner asked us to word that the strange taste in during the past few days is of the tank cleaning process. r is perfectly safe, and the aste will disappear in a short said. ! Group Sets Meeting Here :el chapter of the American Of Retired Persons will monthly meething on February 26, in the hall of First United Metho. in Malakoff, beginning at of retirement age are attend the meeting, to Melvin Dunn, president. everyone should bring a item for the luncheon. - 11100/W00 Commissioners Adopt New lance Service Plan If the citizens of Henderson County support it, there will be a new, professional ambulance service here. providing trained personnel and the best of modern paramedical emergency equipment. Considering the problem of ambu- lance service in the county, the commissioners court in a special meeting on Monday of this week, authorized Jordan Ambulance Service to conduct a subscription campaign in Henderson County. This firm is now providing anabulance service in Van Zandt County. aas well as in several Louisiana parishes tcounties). The county' ambulance service, t'ith one vehicle, was considered by the commissioners to be inadequate. Jordan, appearing before the court. said that his firm t'ould provide up to three ambulance units for the county. with trained personnel. He said that as many local persons as possible t'ould Le hired to staff the service in the county. By state law. all ambulances nmst carry two certified attendants. There are three ratings for ambulance atten- dants. Jordan said that most of the attendants in the ambulance service here would haxe the class C rating, but that all would be submitted to Emergency Medical Technician tEMTI training as soon as such a course t-as available. This would qualify the personnel for class A certification, the before Easter Sunday. be declared a holiday for county employees. The motion was accepted by all commis- sioners. Bringing up a question that had caused controversy in the previous meeting. Commissioner Leo Kinabret" moved that all persons employed by the county under Federal programs be paid the same as regular employees. The commissioners voted to accept this proposal, over the protests of County Judge Winston Reagan. Reagan then outlined a list of items he considered to NEW AMBUI, ANCES for ttenderson ('()tint,,' xill of this type. nox in use in Van Zandt Count.v. The., comnns,ioners approved im- proxement on the park at Coffee City. In closing, Judge Reagan recom- mended that courthouse olfice be open on Saturda?, morning, since this is the only time many persons haxe available to handle such matters as taxes and licenses. The matter fill be included on the next agenda he said. highest rating given by' the state of be irregular in the hiring practices of TO Texas for ambulance attendants some of the commissioners, pointing It . / .m, i ,gerettes Wtn D!strict The EMT training consists of 80 out thattheyhavecontroloverhiring I'''''''''' i hours of classroom instruction under a practices in their precincts, and shoukt  W And Bidtstrtct Titles ,icensedphysician. 40 hours of super- not tryu to dctate employee pol]cms for '.lO.,'; vised experience in hospital emergency the county as a whole, m ...... , rooms, and experience on at least five ambulance calls. To qualifvasanEMT,   Studies" legal popularh" known as a paramedic, the S|olie$ 00ol'e PJc|ures 011 Page individual mustpassse,'eralcompre" W hensive examinations administered by the Texas Department Of Health. McLain, Floyd Loven, Mr. and Mrs. Meh'in E. Crouch, T.R. Red, L.E. Orr, B.tf. Collier, Cecil Broyles. Marcus and Becky Jordan. C.O. Dodson, Mr. and Mrs. W.C, Fleming and Mr. and Mrs. William Cartlidge, Mr. and Mrs. J.Q. tlumphries, W.C. Fleming, Jr., Mrs. C.S. Lewis and Gary' and Jo, Charlie Beck, Jerry M. Stone, W.A. McBride, I)avid A, ttutchins, Mrs. Wm. A. Trotman, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baird, Billy and Betty Norwood, W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Oliver, Kibry Department Store, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bumgardner, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. ttayes, Mr, and Mrs. J.G. Uhrich. H.L. Banks, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindsley. Volumes Donated For Library Here A total of 210 books were donated to the Malakoff Library during the months of January and February. Donors and the number of volumes they contributed included Mrs. John Dukes, eight; Mrs, Leonard Harris, 11; Mrs. Wayman Johnson, of Houston, 22: Mrs. Georgia Mullins, 62; Mr. and Mrs, James Rodgers, 16; Mrs. Dan Royall, Sr., 39; Mrs. Jack Tanner, of Murchison, ll; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Taylor, of Decatur, 13; Kathy Verigge, 14; and Vernon B. Whitehead, of Texas City, 12. Memorial contributions to the Library were made by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cook, in memory of Robert Stephen Cook and Louise Ann Cook; and by Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Waller, in memory of Mrs. Able Windham and Jane C.Bowman, the father of Mimi Farmer. To date, pledges and donations have been received from Log Cabin Estates Property Owners Association, W.F. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ode tlumphries. Mr. and Mrs H.C. Moore, Clyde tt. Alexander II, Dr. and Mrs. W.P. Devereusx, Mr. and Mrs. R,G. Deason, J.E. McRee, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. Currey. Don Paschal, Jerry Hinkle, C.B. Bradshaw, Francis Lane Ward, Stanley Kleinheksel, W.E. Reames, A.D. Rainwater, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Oberlin, E.W. Dosser, E.M. Dosser, Luther McNutt, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Crook, B & J Lumber Company, C.J. Early. Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Anderson, R.T, Tanner, Glenn Alexander, Gulf' States United Telephone Company, Joe L. Miller, Donnell's Fashions, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Estes, Larry a. Suds, Hardy's Pharmacy, Jim Blakeney, A.C. Frazier, Citizens State Bank, Creston H. Alexander, George S. Monkhouse, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Bridges, C.L. Graham, City Building Supplies, Mr. and Mrs. Gip D. Oldham, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Faulk, Territory Times Publishing Company, Eddie Garrison, Jerry A. Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. AI Inmon, Bill Atteberry, Ruby F. Price, Alton Price, J.A. Persons who subscribe for the ambulance service pay 815 for an individual, or 825 for an entire family. This fee entitles them to all the ambulance service they may need, without further cost. Those not members of the service will be charged at regular commercial rates, with a minimum charge of 850. Jordan stated that he hoped to place three ambulance units in Henderson County'. He said that a minimum of 1.900 subscribers are needed to justify each ambulance. The units would be stationed in strategic points in the county. In Van Zandt County, one unit is located in Canton. one in Wills Points, and one in Grand Saline. If the drive to obtain the required 5,700 subscribers is successful here, one of the units will be located in Malakoff. The drive to obtain the needed number of subscribers will get under- way about March 1, and wilt continue for the month. Jordan Ambulance Service uses the new, modular type of ambulance, a vehicle which allows room for effective emergency treatment of the patient on the way to the hospital. In other actions, the commissioners decided to consolidate a number of voting boxes in the upcoming state election on April 22, which will be concerned only with proposed amend- ments to the state constitution. In this precinct, there will be one voting box, in Malakoff. Persons who are listed to vote in boxes at Cross Roads and Trinidad will vote in the Malakoff box, where Earl Gentry will be election judge. In Precinct 2, voters in the Gun Barrel and Tool boxes will vote at Aley; and the Payne Springs and Eustace boxes will be combined, with balloting taking place at Eustace. The three boxes in Precinct 3 will be combined, with voters who usually cast their ballots in Chandler and Murchi- son going to Brownsboro to vote. There will be two combined boxes in Precinct 4. Coffee City voters will vote in the Fincastle box; and those who usually vote at Poynor and New York will travel to LaRue to vote. The consolidations were made on behalf of economy, since few voters are expected to participate in this election, and it was hoped that costs could be lowered by combining voting boxes. It was proposed that Good Friday, Action On Office Building 1"he board of trustees of the Malakoff Independent School District. in their regular monthly meeting on Monday of this week, handled a number of routine matters, including the appointment of judges for the upcoming school hoard election. Mrs. Bobby Rogers was named as election judge for the Malakoff voting box, and Mrs. Pauline Rushing will be in charge of the box at Tool. The board decided to table a question concerning back taxes listed against property owned by the Malakoff Chamber Of Commerce. This property has been used by vocational agriculture students in Malakoff schools, and there had been an understanding that the school system woukt take care of school taxes against the property while it was being used by the agriculture students. The board authorized Superinten- dent of Schools Jack Murray to obtain information about a new tractor to be used in mowing schoolgrounds. The present tractor, Murray said. is in such bad mechanical condition that it would cost more to repair it than the machine is worth. Murray estimated that a new tractor and mower would cost approximately $3,600. Trustees discussed school bus routes. Murray explained that routes cannot be laid out in such a way as to have a school bus come directly to the home of every student. It wad decided that the problem will be studied during the summer, and a definitive statement of school district policy concerning bus routes will be made prior to the opening of school this Fall. Board members looked at the problem of insurance for students taking part in athletic competition. Murray was asked to study the legal problems involved, and report back to the board at the next regular meeting. Murray told the board that $50,000 now in the operating fund had been placed in a savings account for the i)eriod of 90 days, to allot' it to earn interest until it is needed The prol)lem students have of notifying their parents when they return from tin out of town school trip t'as mentioned. Mu,Tay said that arrangements could be made to have telephones available so students could call their parents when they arrive back at school at night following such a trip A course m teaching reading, for elementary school teachers, is being held on Monday afternoons, conducted by the Region 7 Education Center. All teachers in Malakoff Elementary School are taking part in the course. The hoard heard a report from I.ionel I)uncan. principal of Malakoff Junior ][igh School. on progress being made at that school, Executive Session Following the regular meeting, the board went into executive session. Contracts were renewed for all three Malakoff principals during this session. Mrs. Mary Craiker was hired as tibrary aide for the elementary school, etfective immediately. The board also discussed the athletic program. It was decided that a reassignment of coaching duties will be ,nade within the present coaching staff, with particular emphasis on the boys basketball program. Special Meeting Earlier, on Thursday of last week, the board met in executive session to consider property that was allegedly The Malakoff High School Tigerette volleyball team will play its first game of the season on Thursday, February 20, beginningat 6:00 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. Opponent will be state ranked Waxahachie. removed from the former fiaynes Hospital building, recently purchased by the school district. The board voted to negotiate with Dan Royall, Jr. for compensation to the school district for the fair market value of the items taken from the building, The trustees also decided to have attorneys for the school district contact the I{enderson County distsrict attorney in regard to the possibility of filing criminal charges against those responsible for removing the items that were removed. It was also decided to accept the plans submitted by the committee studying renovation of,the building, with the goal of converting it into administrative offices for the Malakoff Independent School District ...... ,