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ii: :I I i i i i ii n ii I Year Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 7b148 Friday, February 26, 1971 Number 8 n I I I II ,I I i i [uzene Carter 1 Fire At Mctain Home Causes Extensive Damage In Hospital More Pay But : i,fhmr e Pay based on performance or salary justified gait at the Percy Me- worked at the origin of the fire to help us. You never know how Elllmw Cawte was admilhxi 102 E. Woodland upstairs in the McLain home. much you to people uu to flw Halm I.ital T lay at 12:30 p.m.,causing s/ve damage which had been estimated at the time writ00. olunteer Fire Chief Don ..r. said his group, which ,ml 10 or 12 firemen, was by about 50 persons who help out. soon after church and rs, as well as those pas-  liighway 90 (beside the worked to help evacuate ete downstairs as we The wind was very hgh and flames were engulfing the roof when we arrived," Johnson said. He said the upstairs of the house was a charred wreckage especially in the closet area where the fire started. He said that water aad smoke damage was extensive t the home. Water rushed through the calling of the rooms below but many items of furnishing, clothing, etc., had been re- Let's Talk moved from the d rooms bdore the ceiling wall paper gave way. Mrs. MeLain (Ruby,  of the Tiger Inn) said that she and her husband had arrived home from their chm'ch, and Mr. and Mrs. Alton CartLidge had joined them for lunch a few minutes later. As they were getting seated for lun someone men- tioned that they smelled smoke. "I knew I'd turned the range off, but I went to the kitchen to make sure nothi had caught fire. A few  later sne came ttom the door leading upstairs. The fire was out of hand and Percy (Mr. McLain) was almost overcome by smoke as he tried to go upstairs to open a window so we could ge a water hose in. He couldn't fl you aaed," Mrs. Me- Lain said. The Md,ai are living elae- wim, l,ding mxma  their home. 2e fire followed m em.r electzleai storm, and wm be- lieved to have been caused from a slx in the wkel In ein,eC day aftum mdf'ing from an apparent Imar# afl'Kl'. His wife I.mi, rulml Im was ring e  Wlmday. Malakoff Schools Open House Malakoff Public Schools will "Open House" Tuesday night observe tim 21  Publle'March 2, 1971,  School Week, March 1 through 7:00 p.m. March 5, 1971.  will be an excellent up- CommunRy residents &re urn- portmy for  and orb- ed to visit the sdxml, ers who are lrmted In our All three schools will hold  to viait  schools mxt learn what is being done to provide the best possible educs- tion for our students. Teachers will be in their elasercol from 7:00 until 8:30 to meet tbe parents and discum tha pxogreas of their children, Bck d whit see forthesmokeandaimost Mayor Felt A Winning Spell An became trapped in a closet while feeling fox the door of the room.   0 . Firemen arrived Jmmedialy by satisfactory solutions. The above slogan or watch words certainly should be the motto or philosophy of each and evezy mem- ber of the 62nd Legislature now in session in Aus- tin. It goes without saying that this Legislature will submit a constitutional amendment to the peo- ple of our state providing for a pay increase for the members of that august body. The Malakoff News believes that such a constitutional amend- ment should be submitted and further that it should be adopted by the voters of our state, provided the pay increase iS earned by the legislators who now serve asour law makers. A member of the Legislature-this includes both the House and Senate - is paid $400.00 per month for each 2 year period, plus $12.00 per day for 120 days of the 140 day regular session, the lat- ter actually being a per diem or expense money. Certainly this is little pay for the 31 Senators or 150 House members who are charged with the operation of a multi-billion dollar corporation. Previous proposals for pay increases have been rejected by the voters of the state primarily be- cause of the behavior of the members of the Le- islature. The old argument that increased pay will lead to a better quality of representation is an- tiquated. The members of the Legislature should not project such reasoning because they are only condemning themselves, We alsp know it will mean only increased pay for the same group so it is and so ,many' friends and peo- ple we didn't even know )otned 'he small black children and Snall white chilren com- cate. They are honest and  about each other -- ng questions freely. They openly about black and e. The adults of this time genuine rational concern at preserving the good in each other and trying to rule out the part of us which is limiting progress. We have God and America in common. What greater mu- segregated, the whites tual interests. The cause d  I ' about the blacks and both of them needs ALL of Us   blacks taliing about the and now[ s m little circles. 1:h'ob- i, ,stem from the unknown -- [ ta f c)mmanicatin -- Scouts HOd ng the older folks, which in ae,,uses the young. [-,,mg with Gloria Graves :th.erday, iasked, "Gloria Chili Supper e.:n is the most important in newspaper, the white pa-  the black ink." She g awhile and she said not know, because if ,lack was printed on ink  ,.per or the white paper " with white ink, the Per would not say any- y h ek t mll [ re The Cub Scouts are sponsor- ing a chili supper at the Mala- koff Lions Den, Cross Roads Hwy.. Friday, February 26, 19- 71 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. All you can eat, adults for Then together we rea- $1.25, students and children 75c. tha ff the two colors mixed we would have aper and gray ink which not say anything either. n our little example we that the white and the Payed a beautiful com- t to each other. That .aeker the black the morv I[ ul the white appeared e whiter the paper the flattering to the black P.T.A. Meets Monday Night The Malakoff Elementary PTA will meet Monday March 1, 1971 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elementary cafeteria for their monthly business meeting and program. "This is to he one of the most important meetings of the year since we will be electing offi- cers for the coming school year," Mrs. Jim Harris, PTA president said. The program will be present- ed by several students and members of the faculty. A number of students have been attending programs on drug a- buse in other cries and will make a report. A progress re- port of the school for the year will also be made. Beta Club Elects 6 New Members [.gethers, planning and [( for the tomorrow and {]reshing division between .u! days. There is no way _"mPare which is most lm- / because they are dir- t'S'awe accept the night and [:Y because they are. In |,uark Negroes are not as ,Y Seen as they are in the no time at all to do Rickey All, Sandra Carter, With the point of which is Patricia Hedge, Faye Payae, t att important -- black Marcelle Pflhro,  Dana Tay- aRe  Then we took an- lor were reeely elected to d eXample the night and memberhip .in the Malakoff ay. Which is the most ira- Chapter of the National Beta , the day when we en- Club. This Is a signal of honor L e, sunshine, the splendor of bestowed upon them because of _es lovely colors and the their outstuxitng qualiti of I ' _ to Work for our purposes character, scholarship, and lrt _ or the night when leadership. are romance,- informal The Natioual Beta Club is a non-secret, seevlee-leadp club for high school students. It was lastitud and is operated to reward merit, encourage ef- fort, and elevat the moral wel- fare of the high sdwol student As of May 1, 1970, there were chapters d the Beta Club in 20 stat with a membership of 98,90. Dur the scholastic bership is based on seholm'ship (A) average, honorable charac- ter, good mentality, eredRable aeivement, and a commeada- ble attitude. A member must be approved by the eecutive bead of the high school. The Beta Club is a democrat- ic orgardtlon, and R seeks to promote the ideals  ey among its . It is not exclusive or sadbialh. Its motto, "Let us lead by others," is a true indication of the spirit which motivates the national on, the local chapter, and its mamhe. Other members of the Mala- koff Chapter are: Alvirta Bin'- ton, Melinda Cannon, Patsy Ann Cook, Tammy , Charleue Dawson, Gayler Daw- Mayor O. A. Phillips, Jr., felt a lucky spell coming en is Sunday and looking at his old howling ball that had "been rolling pretty good lately," re- maxked to his wife Janice "I believe I'll, go get me some of that bowling  afternoon. The Maiakoff Mayor, a diver- sitied Sportm's  In chcerin section I'd built up (which included Mr. and Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Elmer Howard) thought I had singles sewed up." June's hmxiicap was 71. He completed singles with a W/, and Mrs. Howard, like the eth- ers had enyeyed watching that old black ball roll better than tt ever ha& every eme of the word took; Then one of June's team mem. thautehemrtheyhad go- bern meatlom that the only ing which was top bowa00 00other single in the rm'm00 was merit based on pertlc in "Heck I tmdn't even been all events, keeping up- Elmer over there "Elmer Howard eased me out of first place in the stnSles while I was just .ytng roll- ing my old black ball that I hadn't used in a king time. The guys on my team and he little was his himseff a finish of 701 to imock me square into second in sin- gle,, The Mar,'s "Allied Sheet Metal" team eorsting of Bob- by Johnson, Jere Skiles, Doe Johnon, Mike Holland, and him- self "whipped up" on every- thing in the twelve team league with 3O49. Bobby Johnson took Athens' top second place --(over all) and Jere kiles took third cake further dls the AI- fled tale. The ALlied Sheet Metal Team (formerly Phillips Foods) will the Athem bowling in state competmon with zmt 00 teams in the running. Asked what their chances be, the mayor, a posi- tive thinks, "well, we just might win -- or place." Think- ing R over he added, "I think we can Win." up to the present group to justify a salary increase, and the Malakoff News believes that the proposal will pass or fail based almost entirely upon what happens in Austin in the next 100 days, We make the following recommendations and we believe that a reasonable pay increase will be forth- coming if such recommendations are carried out. they are: 1. W believe that there must be annual sessions of the Legislature in order to properly manage the affairs of our great state, and such annual sessions should be a part of the proposed con- stitutional amendment. Times are changing too fast and our economy has become too vast for 2 year programs. We will do well to provide on an an- nual basl. 2. A thorough ull discloser bill to be supervised and implemented by a neutral commission or grou] unconnected with the Legislature. Regardless of our personal opinions, we cannot escape the fact that public confidence in our law makers at the pre- sent time is at a low ebb. So called "stock fraud" has cast'a cloud and doubts on every member of the Legislature and upon the executive branch of our state government. This is no accusation or t:;:>;::t..  indictment but a statement of fact. The members of the Legislature cannot behave like an ostrich ;The Terretory Traveler I and hope that the cloud wfll go away. Mere silence or mere refusal to investigate only leads to fur- ther question marks in the minds of the voting , public. Rightfully or wrongfully, the voters of our state are still wondering how key figures in Aus- tin are permitted to make over-night profits on '  t stock investments while the ooor Jusuits are forced into bankruptcy by indirectly paying for such pro- fits. The people are still wondering if certain key political leaders should not at least have had their It's not week for elaborating but a wod of stuff is In the mill. Here it is. Redistricting Henderson County Junior College A Henderson County Junior before the mate in Austin last Tuesday for a hearing. Repre- sentative Bill Base who con- fumed that fact when I tele- phoned him in Ama Tuesday night said the same bill was schedaled for a heating bdo the House of Represeaflves Wednesday, the follo day. He said the  sulxnltt- ed to him by HCJC President Orval Pirtle the week of Feb- ruary 1, was a "permissive bill" allowing HCJC authority to redistrict ff the heard ehese to do, and he assumed it would, else he and Senator Charles second brk00, has been 00Ing- ing on the . Kinubrew said that about 3 con suits had been tiled reprdt the  , but they would not in anyway de- ]ay the Resident Highway Engineer Elton Mye told me that the project had been approved by the powers that be-before T. Ittshway Department FM acti- vity had been brought to a stand stm by ExeoutLve order. He said the contract ing required about 10 days [- ter the euemes were in their (Hwy. Dept.) hands. He said he felt  R would be safe to ay  on the two projects would get underway ,late next month or .the first of April. He pointed out that the me comtruon comply would hami both projects and that his departme00 had the contracts for reason of eeomm W. the road dead ends at the wa- ter. Even turning a car IS almost impossible. The liRer, nm pries of R, can't be blamed on tourists. It includes ld television sets, re[rigeratom, trailer loads of oil cans, bed springs, couches and the type junk that yells "Local." Leo said he'd made a public dump ground available near Tri Cities and another near Cross Roads which his crews would maintain. He said Mayor O. A. Phillips, Jr. said the city of Maiakoff was trying to se- cure property for a local pub- lle dump ground from Texas Power and Light Company. The commissioner said he'd Cool>- crate fully in maintaining the grounds once a site is obtain- e Malakoff has been without a public dump for a number of year "Bully For Bills" suspicions aroused from the beginning regarding their investments. We are wondering how many citizens in our reading public ever received tips on the stock market or tips on over-the-counter transactions coupled with an offer to loan money to buy the stock with only the stock as security for the lender. Flow many of you, if you received the offer, would not ask further questions, par. ticularly as to why the person loaning the money did not buy the stock himself. The public is also wen= dering why the suspicion of certain leaders was not aroused when they found out the entire tran- saction, or series of transactions, was to be fi- nanced by an institution which was lobbying most vigorously for the passage of a banking bill. We are not questioning the honesty of anyone, but mere- ly pomtlng out why the public has lost confidence in certain governmental officials and of course this effects confidence in all co-workers of such individuals. It is no excuse to say that members of the Le- gislature must take benefits because of their low pay, because every member of the Legislature knew what his salary would be when he sought election, and probably spent several thousand dollars getting elected. The Dallas News in its Sunday, February 14, 1971 edition carried a front page story writ- ten by our friend, Sam Kinch, Jr., regarding an unidentified legislator who admitted he was tempt- ed because he was having trouble making ends meet on his income of $20,000.00 a year in ad- dition to his legislature pay. His family was one wife and two children, and he owned three cars, a pleasure boat, a small lake cabin and a big- city home. We cannot shed tears of distress for any Legislature so situated who would pause for even a moment and consider any "deal". Regardless of how we try to dismiss the situ- ation, the fact remains that a full disclosure of all sources of income and financial" ties must be made by the Legislature and every member there- of, if the confidence of the voters and the tax payers of our state is to be restored and a pay increase authorized. 3. The present Legislature, unlike many in the past, must get down to work and try very diligent- ly to get all their work done in the 140 day regu- lar session. Too long there has been a stigma around the capitol upon performances. Legislators in the past have unanimously compiled a reput- ation of playing too much and working too little, whether the reputation is deserved or not. Even members of the legislative body have pointed ac- cusing fingers at their fellow members and said that during the early portions of regular sessions [e' anti by day they areyear of 1969-70, 99 new chap- son, Paula Green, Vickie , Wilson had gone to a lot of [eensPmious. The situation ters were added. Jacquie Leopard, Britt Thtm trouble for nothing. He said he L',versed for whites. The In the Malako Chapr mere- son, and Yvette Townley. umlerstood a committe had been whiter and named to report back to the '  raakes blacks blacker. HCJC board betore any htrtt-r [e examples of how black action would be taken. [.White and dav and dark Rep. Bass stated he petrols- " " Donkey Basketball ]' Place all things on a sire bill called for 9 distrlcts. r p ,, [_ lain regarding Whites tllacks.,, We are? Which r,  greater is not an argu- Hwy 90 And L, C' but the challenge is in L the quality of the con- The Park Road 9  Clear recognition that " g2 a difference is a be- Co Leo K]nnbv [' Point. said Tuesday that property rrtov easemel for the two local FM cry young will find the projects were complete, ecept k  make the most of the 1 ' arid the white in the fu- for one signature wl/ch he hop- Years. What a shame it is ed to have in his hands this [ we must argue qbout week. Construction of the roads, one leading from N. Hwy. gO [" s greatest, black or funniest game ever played," a (at the city park) to the Stae ..rather than become $1.{X), student 50 cents and spokesman statod. Harbor-County Park area and [,'i how we can cam- children 25 cents. Pro-game Also betweea quarters will be the other -- an improvement F "a each. We could ff tickets will be adults $.75, stu- a special act by a trained don- project to widen and stralght i,kl talk out loud, wRh $.3S and children $.25. key. Hwy. gO N. [rn Malakoff to the County Beautification Cmnmissiener Kinubrew said the workers were elmnlng up our "Tin Can Alley" this week in his Imenslfied war on pre- cinct litter. Leo was taking a- bout the daddy of 'era all -- that gets first cake ovor all county eye sores -- It's that long stretch (several mil) of road that continues ahead to Cedar Creek Lake from where we bend to get to Malaln CRy . Folks have a- bused those roadsides beyond belief. At the end nero" the wa- te edge was once a lovely shoreline for fishermen and ws- ter sportsmen to park cars and trailers and launch boats. That area is no more. Each side of the road has been fenced, and Bully foe Bill Kugle, our County Democratic Chairman for calling for the resigzmtion of dear old Elmer Baron, State Democratic  in a lee- tel" to Baum a while back. El- mer and Preston (Gov. Smith) both profited from that Na- tional Baners Life stock thing. Together -- a $125.000. worth{ Bully for Bill Bass. our State Reresntative for standing up to be counted with 35 repre- sentatives against all the rest of the House Repreatatives to say he couldn't take lightly the actions of the House Leader and others regarding quick NBL profits! Bill said he wasn't of. feted any of the tock which freed him completely of tempt- ation! Good boy--we love folks that powc.rful lobbyis don't See Traveler page 2 See Pay-page 2