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Single Copy YEAR - Number 18 MALAKOFF i HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY- May 6, 1976 alakoff High School Honor Graduates Announced The Malakoff Graduating Class of 1976 will hold its commencement exercises on the 29th of May at Tiger Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m. the baccalaureate ser- mon will be included in the graduation exercises. The five top graduates were announced this week. The Valedictorian is Mike Mattingly. The Salutatorian is Forrest Lane Askew. Third in the class is Cindy Wilson, fourth is Debbie King, and fifth is Larry ..... Wymore. Other honor grad- uates are Charles Fleming, Flora Estes, Mary Walker, and Greg Hutchins. The Class of "76" consists of 59 students. Officers for the class are: President-- Blake Grimes; Vice-Presi- dent- Diana Weaks; Secre. tary-- Cindy Wilson; and Treasurer-- Ken Hayes. CINDY WILSON DEBBIE KING LARRY WYMORE CHARLES FLEMING MIKE MATTINGLY FORREST ASKEW VALEDICTORIAN SALUTATORIAN , Gas Firms ,Tell Court MIKE MATTINGLY Mike Mattingly, son of Honor Society for two years, she was voted "Most Likely to Succeed." She is a mem- ber of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff. Cindy plans to attend Henderson County Junior College in the fall. DEBBIE KING ......... Equalization Needed Herline homes and land are not with the commissioners being assessed the same as when they convened on the and firms mineral values." He said Board of Tax Equalization. County much of the land was Richardson told the visi- Court Mon- assessed at a $60-per-acre tors he had started the meeting value and was placed on the evaluation program three a program of tax rolls at 20 percent of years ago. ...... that, or- $I peracre. .... 'l l'/ad two people working cooperation, En- "I'm not saying to raise it the first year, and the second {formerly Lone all to what is market value year I had one," he said. 7o.) and Hunt Oil because this might hurt "Two or three months ago, nevertheless re- people that make a living the court added another that they had with their land," Phillips appraiser. We are covering a before the court said. "But if the valuations lot of territory at the present a revalua- are not done on an equal time." basis, it is not fair. Any time Richardson and his as- County Tax anybody is not taxed that sistant, Ronnie Sutton, were r Billie way, they are being discrim- unable to give newsmen assured the visi- inated against." present an estimate of how the county's tax "Our company is concern- much of the county's pro- Program was pro- ed with the way local perty had been reviewed. He but was unable to valuations of property are was asked specifically to an estimate of the handled," Pete Sawyer, estimate the percentage of of the past three manager of the ad valorem property revalued in the city Work on the tax tax department for Ensearch of Athens. Sutton said a said. "Our posotions is not a considerable amount of sub- Tru- whole lot unchanged. What division work and commer- representing steps have been taken since cial property review had an estimate last year to get a revaluation taken place, but offered no of additional program goint? All we want specifics. added to the tax is a resonable program of In response to another past year, equalization." question about properties Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Mat- tingly, is a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff and is active in the youth choir. He is President of the Student Council of which he has been a member for four years. Mike is also the vice-president of the National Honor Society, of which he has been a member the last three years. He plays B-flat clarinet in the Tiger Band. Mike has been a member of the band for the Debbie King, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex King of  Malakoff, is fourth in her graduating class. She is a member of the First Assem- bly of God Church, where she teaches a group of 5 and See HONORS, page 7 FLORA ESTES MARY WALKER GREG HUTCHINS 15 High Schools To Participate ! FFAR de,o Friday Sat rday ] past seven years.. He has attended UIL Solo & En- ' l 0  U: mbie Contest fbi-t "  . ..... .......  years. Mike has made the 3A All-Region Band one year, HCJC Select Band for two years, and All-District Band for two years. Mike has played baritone saxophone in the Stage Band for three years, and was elected Mr. Tiger Band this year by the Band students. He has been in the FFA for three years, and was Greenhand Presi- dent, Chapter President, and Sandy Land Dist. secretary for one year each. Mike was a member of the Chapter Conducting Team which placed third in district com- petition. He was also a member of the livestock judging team for three years. Mike has been active in the Henderson County Live- stock Show. He placed fifth Students from 15 area school rodeos, according to high schools will participate Johnny Mattingly of MHS. in the 27th annual Malakoff Future Farmers of America Youth Rodeo which pitches its way onto the local scene Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the FFA arena south on Highway 90. The rodeo will be preceded on Friday by a gala rodeo parade winding through downtown Malakoff begin- ning at 5:30 p.m. Some 100 students from Malakoff, Frankston, Brownsboro, LaPoyner, Athens, Kemp, Eustace, Kerens, Cayuga, Palestine, Westwood, Teague, Fair- field, Trinidad, and Mabank will be participating in the eight events listed in this Malakoff High originated high school rodeo competi- tion 27 years ago. Bareback Bronc Riding, Scoop Race, Junior Steer Riding, Junior Barrel Race, Steer Dogging, Calf Scram- ble, Wild Steer Saddling, and Bull Riding events are on the two night schedule. Admission to the rodeo is $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children or $5 for an entire family. Prizes to be awarded include buckles for first, second and third places and by Malakoff & Supply and a team trophy to the highest Purina Feed Co. in coopera- scoring school, tion with Steve Dewees. In addition to the action, there will be an animal sideshow featuring a gorilla and other animals, Matting- ly said. There will be a concession stand manned by the Lions Club. On the final night of the Master of cememonies for the two-night rodeo event is Steve Dewees. The invoca- tion Friday will be given by Rev. Phil Trammell, pastor of Malakkoff Methodist Church. Rev. James Cheatham, pastor of First rodeo, a quarterhorse colt Baptist Church, provide the will be given away to some invocation Saturday night, lucky person who has put- Many Malakoffvolunteers chased a special ticket. The are involved with the pro- colt was donated by Athens duction. Some of them are Commission Co., and has listed below: been fed for several months See RODEO, page 7 a $3 million the same time, had lost valuations of the disabled exemption this Winston in an interview Lg the meeting, been enough Values added to the ' for the extra help County does a problem as base is told the properties, Band Spring Con- by the Main- will be held today ', May 6) at 7:30 in School Audi- will be Band, the Band, Elemen- and also the Stage is free. The hVited to attend. will have a P to take birthday or the Birthday . Published each he club. of the be Monday, at the High Hall. Sawyer said he would be around Cedar Creek Lake, he back this summer to meet See TAXES, page 7 DOUBLE WINNER- David Scheibe, Malakoff High senior, placed first in the 100-yard dash and second in the 220-yard event at the regional UIL track meet to qualify for statewide compe- tition in both events. He will journey to Austin to take part in the state track meet next weekend. Scheibe posted a time of 10.3 in the in the Feeding Records Contest his Sophomore year. Mike has been Freshman Class President and Sopho- more Class vice-president. He has been in the Junior and Senior Class Plays. In UIL Literary Events, Mike placed third and advanced to Regional competition. He was elected "Most Talented" this year. Mike was also selected to the Who's Who Among Ameri- can High School Students in 1975-76. He plans to enter HCJC in the fall semester. FORREST ASKEW hundred yard event against a stiff wind. and had a 22.3 time in the 220-yards. Mala- kofrs 440-Sprint Relay team placed sixth place with a 44-second time, but failed to Salutatorian Forrest Lane Askew, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Askew of Tool. is recognized as a top graduate with a grade point average of 94.97. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in both basketball and football. He is the recipient of the Charles Turner Award honoring him as an outstanding sports- ' man and student in Malakoff thigh School. Forrest is a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Tool. He plans to attend Henderson County Junior College in the fall of 1976 and major in mathematics. CINDY WILSON qualify for the state meet. Cindy Wilson. the daugh- Members of the relay team ter of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. are Scheibe, Ray Givens, Wilson, is graduating third Larry Graves, and David in her class. She is Secretary Kelley. [Staff Photo by of the Senior Class. A Loraine Herline,] member of the National year's rodeo. This will be the most schools ever represented in this. the granddaddy of high Jack Hearn New Lions President Jack Hearn was elected president of the Malakoff Lions Club at the last meeting of the Club along with Luther C. Ellis, first vice-president; Billy Nor- wood, second vice-president; Willie V. Sims, Secretary- Treasurer; Joe Faulk, tail- twister; and Bill Baird, Lion Tamer. Directors will be Jack McCool and Marlin Perkins, who will serve two year terms: George Quinn, who will serve one year term; Jerry Stone, immediate past president. These officers will take office on July 1st. Attending the District 2-X3 convention in Waco the week of 24th and 25th of April were Jerry Stone and Willie V. Sims, and their wives. W lille V. Sims was elected Deputy District Governor of Region l, n which are nine Clubs. Approximately 450 Lions and their wives registered at the convention. District 2-X3 is composed of 15 Counties and 58 Clubs. The convention concluded Sunday noon. April 25. with the Lions banquet. From This Corner By Tom Herline I have finally acquired my new glasses which have miraculously returned by arms to normal length and provided my nose with some- thing to do besides smell. And although it's nice to be able to see what I'm reading again, there were some things I'm finding hard to live with. First of all, there's the fact that beyond my arm's length, my vision is fine-- the glasses are only for close work and reading. And that work's beautifully until someone walks up to your desk and raise your eyes to see a bleary outline, or you rise suddenly to answer some emergency call at the back of the building, and hazy objects blur past you. But laying out a news- paper, with its photos, head- lines, and page after page of news stories has its own set of problems designed to plague the four-eyed. Let me explain. At the newspaper office, we paste up all the news material on the pages, and leave space for the headlines, whic.h are added after all the news is down on the page. Logically, the reason ! can see up close now s that eyeglasses magnify, Gee. that fuzzy type comes out big and strong now. But the problem came because the same magnification that makes the type bigger makes those white spaces I leave for the headlines on the page bigger too! Consequently, when the headlines got written and I proceeded to set them in place, not a single headline in the entire paper had enough room. If you don't believe it, pick up last week's issue and look how close to they type all the headlines are. Believe me, it wasn't intentional. As a part-time wearer of gdasses, I also encounter the dresser. And just as invari- ably, the next time I need them, they're in a room or a place where I no longer am sitting or standing. I see all these intellectuals pushing them up on their heads when not in use-- but as a habitual user of the greasy kid stuff, you know what I'm faced with when I pull the blinkers back down. T.V. used to do commercials about pens that write over butter-- but did you ever try to read through lard-encrust- ed lenses? Which brings us to the biggest problem I face. How to clean the durn things! 1 went right out and bought some glop to spnnKle on them and a book of special problem of where to put Kleenexes to wipe. them them when I'm not using, with. Invariably I get too th,rn, much glop on the lenses, and The nice folks over at the clinic gave me a case, which has a clip for your shirt pocket. But it weighs a ton. And if I'm wearing a coat, I have all the fine looks of a gangster wearing a shoulder holster, especially when I wear that loud coat all my friends keep threatening to burn. Invariably, I lay the glasses on the table next to Jy chair, or the desk, or the just as invariably, my thumb or forefinger slides off the little tissues and puts a new smear on them. After about three slips, I decide maybe being half-blind might have its blessings, and read on-- through the smears and dirt. So if you see me doing my thing without my glasses, it's not because I'm selt. conscious, l m just not sure it's worth the trouble. /