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8A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, May 28, 1981 THE Okay students, you might want to slip on the steel-toe shoes for today's lec- ture. TiUe it -- "Lack of Parent Par. ticipation in the Malakoff Little League," and for safety purposes, keep your feat out of the aisle. The lights will be turned on to another LitUe League season in Maiakoff this Saturday and an already dim ouUook looks dimmer. Why? That's simple. The parents of future major leaguers are not upholding their end. Time was, a few years back, when the Malakoff Little League Association was one of the most respected outfits in East Texas. Why? The parents made it that way. And now? Well, barring no pun- ches, it's the iaughing stock of the area. two seasons, there hasn't been con- Before making more enemies, let me cessions sold at the home games or any keep a few friendships intact. There are fund raising events to help fund the a few parents who have sacrificed their program. time, effort and money to make the Where has this lack of work, interest local league a success, but to move or whatever, gotten the local league? mountains, more than a few workers Well, my grapevine tells me that we are needed. To this group of har- owe a very sizeable amount of money dworkers, let me enCourage you to hang for suits purchased last year. And, one in there- maybe, someday, there will that really gripes yours truly, our be help. youngsters are not adequately supplied And now for the enemy-making. This with the proper equipment, which marks the fourth season l've been in- would glve thsm every poeslble opper- valved in the league in a c'oaching capacity and for the fourth year the parental participation leaves ~: something to be desired. For the past For ill Your Needs ca, 676-6771 Athens 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week We 312 Underwood Street Athens, Texas install and service complete gas systems Sell or Lease Propane Tanks * mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnm These should have "" read as follows: m 1976 Plymouth Volare air conditioned, red "Road Runner," only 41,285 miles ................... 1975 Camper self contained m m m m camper unit. 432-3444 Wayne Nance Hwy. 274 (V4 mile south of Gibsons) WE WILL FINANCE n m m m s..n Po, nt., m Wendell Rays m'll m KEVIN KILMAN will be drum major m for the 1981-82 Malakoff High School m Marching Band. (Staff Photo by Lori Callaway) m ports tunity to be the ~est little leaguer ever. Allow me to expand that final point. There's a certain team in the league that has be~n practicing for five weeks with three baseballs, without a cat- thor's mitt, without the proper cat- cher's safety equipment and without a sufficient number of bets. I can Just hear all of you, that elected to read this far, asking, "What does the league president mean letting that hap- pen" or "What happened to the $10 enrollment fee I paid?" First of all, ff you are one of the multitude who use the little league program as a haby-sitter two nights a week during the summer, don't point a finger for it could be dangerous. As for the enrollment fee, the collection rate is so low, it barely covers operating ex- penses. Our league president, Howard Pat- tison, often is the victim of a lot of finger pointing. But, what are you doing to make the situation better and have you ever tried to lead an entire army stocked by over 103 parents by your. self? QUIck, name the vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the local league. Can't, can you? No and I can't either, for I'm not sure anyone fills these offices. I hope the outlook for future little leaguers is brighter and I think it will be. Look at the evidence. As you read these lines a group of parents are working hard to make Malakoff's first ever Tee-Ball league a reality. I can only hope that this group of interested parents stay interested and acUve long enough to save the Maiakoff Little League Association. As for the present, let's hope there's a quick change in the parental par- ticipation weather. But the hard, cold question remains: Are local parents lazy or do they simply not care about 2141675-1446 e e 9 e PODIATRIST New Hours FOOT SPECIALIST Effective June 1, 1981 Open- Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., Sat. 7 a.m..12 noon 400 Bryson St. Athens, Texas 75751 By Benny Rogers L their youngsters? But that's onehost of question for which I have no answer. FROM THE That one must be answered by each Area softball fans are and every little league parent. What's tournament treat this your answer and what are you going to Pine Grove Invitational ~ do about it? tonight (Thursday) DONATIONS NEEDED diamond. The The struggling Malakoff Little elimination event is League Association is requesting the Saturday. help of area businesses and concerned Two of Malakoff's teamsi citizens in its attempt to get hack on its tion last feet and buy equipment for the teams. Stars gained a split in their Donations may be dropped by The for a fourth place News office or mailed to c/o Malakoff Rebels suffered two strai Little League Association, Box 159, The All Stars and Maiakoff. the other local entry -- Your help will be greatly appreciated scheduled to compete and you'll be responsible for making tournament. A schedule o( the "Summer of 1981" a lot nicer for a unavailable at press time. your heart set on a new set of wheels, stop by First Savings.Auto financing is one of our specialities because we offer competitive lending rates together with affordable monthly payments. (See the chart below). We can also pre-arrange your loan before you start looking for the car or truck you have in mind. 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Continue the bank. First clear airway of foreign matter. head back, pinch his cover the victim's mouth and give four quick down with him. Keep calm and do not approximately 12 , overestimate your strength, says the until you see the victim s American Medical Association's If the victim's Handbook of First Aid and Emergency with swallowed water, Care. stomach, place both hsl If the victim is near a pier or edge of stomach and lift. the pool hold out your hand or foot. Or Once breating is toss alife preserver, or extend a pole, tim comfortably warm d , . board, rope, towel, chair or anything coat or towels. Do not 'handy. If the victim is unconscious and iyou suspect a neck or back injury from diving, place a board under head and F back while he is still in the water to prevent further damage. Lift him out bn the board. Use a boat if the victim is 'some distance from the shore. Start artificial breating at once, Patrol reports ht injuries The Texas Highway Patrol in- vestigated 13 rural traffic accidents in Henderson County during April, 1981, according to Sergeant Scott, supervisor for this Highway Patrol Sergeant Area. The accidents resulted in eight injuries. The total rural traffic accidents for ;Henderson County for this year is 81, which have resulted in one death and 49 injuries. The 22 counties which comprise Highway Patrol District 6A have had a total of 1772 rural traffic accidents this year which have resulted in 63 deaths and 1039 injuries. This compares to 1737 accidents, 64 deaths and 979 injuries reported during this same period last year. Area students 'named to HCJC Dean's List One hundred and two Henderson County Junior College students were 'named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. Thirty-five of these were also named to the President's Honor Roll, according to Dr. Bill Campion, HCJC president, and Dr. Algia Allen, vice president for instruction. Students are eligible for the Dean's iLlst who carry a minimum of 15 semester hours, make no failing grades 'and who secure at least 3.5 grade points per semester hour out of a possible 4.0. Those students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average are also named to the President's Honor Roll. Students from Malakoff named to the list were Christa Burrell, 4.0; Dorothy Flynn, Jay Johnson and Carl Purselley. From Trinidad Mary Parks, 4.0; Dee Shipman, 4.0; and Jeff Snead. water. Call an ambulance, or to the nearest hos emergency room. If he scious, have someone can continue artificial necessary. If there is no pulse pression should be tire, this requires the technique. It must be same time rescuer is alone, give pressions, then two two rescuers are presen gives five chest corn breath from the other. People who have cold water (below survive without brain victims have been under 38 minutes and still mouth breathing an pression must be possible and hours even if the vic a good use," he said. Waller said that the mitted to have the pa for the school bass year. The council also a ordinance at the Don McCord. The new ordinance, penal code, will allow hold a suspect for charges, "That will alloy our evidence ready t, d charges, McCord sal that the McCord also told new police vehicle providing good service. In other action the a planned semi-annual due to the illnes= Robertson and May 11 and May Mayor Pro-Tern ducted the meeting in Mayor Howard Julian.