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TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION 1975 Single Copy YEAR NUMBER 23 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY- June 10, 1976 Recently High School were [front, left Melissa Wilson, eighth grade; Vickie Brant- [back row] Jay Jay Mullins, ette Johnson, eighth grade. Icy, eighth grade; Leah seventh grade; Jana Dren- [Staff Photo by Loraine KeisHng, seventh grade; nan, eighth grade; and Jean- Herline] Progress For July 3 Fete for game winners wardrobe for beauty will be during July 3 fes- Malakoff as the the 200th birth- the United States. Fourth- on Saturday July 3, will be night with a pageant at which '76 will be [. The pageant winner the city in the Pea Festival late July, as well the city at the and other func- area. During the such as washer pitching, and other games according chairman Jerry- this week named as chairman of Pageant, and Ellis and Jim to work with the of the day's events, a hamburger Newman will also the pageant. events will take L Tiger Stadium or on field next to it, to Hinkle. for the Wents is also being up, according to Malakoff mer- the first sales event in a JUNIOR HIGH TWIRL- with special bar- ERS-- Recently selected as July 3rd. twirlers for the Malakoff are invited to Junior High School Band attend the Bicentennial expressed their intent to birthday party, enjoy the enter the pageant, and other games and entertainment, between the ages of 17 and and remain on hand for the 22 are invited to enter. beauty pageant. A number Competition will be linit- of Malakoff girls have ed to swimsuit and street wear, with no evening gown competition, Herline said. The winner will receive through the courtesy of local merchant sponsors a wardrobe were [front] Traci Newman and Lynn Henson; [second] Julie Sneed, Lisa Woolver- ton. and Annette Ward: and [top row] Julie Royall and Heather Miller. [Staff Photo by Loraine Herline] Suit Against County Clerk Seeks Tapes Of Records By Tom Herline A mandamus action against County Clerk Joe Dan Fowler has been filed with the State Supreme Court in Austin by Hender- son County Title and Ab- stract Co., Inc., seeking magnetic tapes of county real estate transactions. The suit, which could become a test case for a new law has been filed, but Fowler, as well as county, attorney Bill Bandy say they have not been formally noti- fied of the suit. A clerk in the Supreme Court told the Malakoff News that Bill Bandy had been notified on June 2 and that he had been given a week to reply to the request. The suit came to light when it was placed on the agenda of Henderson County Commissioners Court for Monday, but when the agenda item came up, Leo Kinabrew, who was presiding in Judge Winston Reagan's absence, said the commissioners court knew nothing of it, and attempted to pass the agenda item by. Bandy told the court he felt they should be aware of the matter, but the court actions and records for its use in tracing titles. Henderson County does not keep magnetic tape records of its documents, but has a contract with Business Records Corp., which micro- films the county records, and provides the clerk's office with a microfilm file and a hard copy of all records. See CLERK, Page 6 i , HONORED-- Lemy of appreciation from, the Mayor A.M. Thompson Rogers. who resigned as a Malakoff City Council made the presentation, Malakoff "City councilman during the Lions Club in- Rogers is a Lion. [Staff for health reasons last fall, stallation banquet last week. Photo by Tom Herline] was presented with a plaque Jim Blakeney, Keith Hearn Oust of the Malakoff installed their officers at a Ladies last Thurs- and heard a guest tell of a personal with eye bank I-learn, incoming and other new by overnor Jack Bag- installed Bill Baird. Lion Joe Faulk, Tail George Quinn, one- Jack McCool Perkins, two- Luther Ellis, president: Billy second vice presi- Willie V. Sims, ' Lou Vanderbilt was guest and she related a touching story of how her mother's eyes were donated to the Lions Club eye bank, and how within 24 hours two persons were given sight by virtue of the cornea trans- plants. Lions who zmprowsed a She paid tribute to Coral- shipping case for the cana doctors, and other See LIONS, Page 6 LION OFFICERS-- Among president; Jack McCool, the officers installed last two-year director; Jack Thursday night by the Male- Hearn, president; Marlin koff Lions Club were [from Perkins. two-year director; left] Luther Ellis. first vice Willie V. Sims, secretary- treasurer; George Quinn, Lion Tamer; and Billy Nor- one-year director; and Joe wood, second vice president. Faulk, Tail Twister. Not [Staff Photo by Tom pictured. . ere." Bill Baird,. Herline] Incumbent Precinct I County Commissioner was swept out of office by challenger Jim Blakeney in Saturday's Democratic primary election that also saw two new faces elected to county-wide posts. Blakeney defeated Kina- brew 1264 to 975. Keith Hearn, son of Mala- koff residents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hearn, out-gained incumbent Billy E. Richard- son 3102 to 2919 to win the tax assessor-collector post. Richardson had led Hearn in the first primary 3,584 to 2,064. Jane Holland Taylor defeated John Regester 3899 to 2043 for the County Treasurer's post. The posi- tion had been filled by a temporary appointment after the former treasurer resigned last year. In the county chairman battle, Terry Spurlock defeated Dan Johnson, 2978 to 2735. Another county commis- sioner was voted out of office and replaced by a former commissioner. Incumbent Larry Everett in Precinct 3 was defeated by W.T. Featherston. In the race for the District 1 U.S. Congress position, Henderson County went with Glen Jones 3333 to 2595. but returns from around the district gave the post to Sam B. Hall. Hall, Jones and other candidates will run for the post again June 19 in a special election to fill the vacancy from then until the generel election. Henderson County went along with the state in backing Jon Newton over Jerry Saddler for the Rail- road Commissioner spot. In Henderson, Newton had 3807 to 2056 for Sadler. In the Court of Criminal Appeals race, Henderson County backed W.T, Phillips over Carl Dallt .3130 to 2237. Phillips won the con- test statewide. In defeating Kinabrew, Blakeney posted strong wins in Malakoff and Trinidad boxes, and barely won the Athens Precinct 1 box. The only precinct carried by Kinabrew was Cross Roads, with a 174-54 edge. Blakeney See ELECTION, Page 5 From This Corner By Tom Herline Raising a son is a perilous business. Fathers and sons are supposed to relate to each other, so the story goes. But the theory is based on the premise that fathers teach their sons all kinds of neat things like how to row a boat, or catch fish, hunt, excel at sports, and build things. But what is a bumbling, non-athlete, lousy outdoors- man of a father supposed to do when that son asks his father's advice. Take this weekend ..... please. "Daddy, let's go fishing," he said, my 11-year old son. Out of excuses, and with time available, I com- plied with his request. After the necessary purchase of bait, and the lengthy search for adequate equipment-- a pole, line and worms, we set out. A request that we use a boat was ruled out. Motor- less, my idea of a day of fun is NOT paddling around an unwieldy boat designed to be propelled by no less than a 7V2 hp Evinrude. So we headed for the bank of the lake. I was still straining my eyes trying to knot the leader around a hook when he caught his one and only fish. A long, hot afternoon ensued, with neither doing any good, and so Hero Father came out with a score of zero for that round. I fare no better at hunting. Animals abound near our home including rabbits. Several times we sallied forth, my rusty old 16-gauge in hand in search of the rodents, only to return empty-handed. Once, we saw one, but didn't get a shot at it. At camping, I'm abomi- nable. Last time out, we went to a park I thought would be nice to camp in, only to find after driving 50 miles that it was open only for daytime use. so a little diminished in my son's eyes, we drove another 50 miles only to find all the betts camping spots taken up by better-organized weekend campers. We had no tent, of course, but God smiled on me and there was no rain or heavy dew that night. He loves baseball, and wants to pitch. When he asks sports advice. I can only say lamely, "Ask your coach." My ability with tools isn't a bit better. When he got ready to build a "clubhouse" from logs cut off the post oak thicket on our lot, *he asked my advice. Mercifully, he didn't follow any of it, and ended up with a credit- able structure. Fortunately for me, and I'm sure a lot of other daddies, young men-to-be are diplomats to the core. And regardless of how badly I fare in the daddy depart- ment, it all balances out when at the end of the day, he gives me a tight hug, beams brightly, and says, "Thanks, daddy." Club Installs Jack Hearn At Annual Banquet annually, an additional $2,500 in local funds must be raised, according to Mrs. McLain. The library drive is two- fold, with a "Friends of the Library" group which will volunteer to work in the library helping with check- outs, filing, typing, and even story-telling, Mrs. McLain said. The other facet of the drive, headed by Red Waller, involves obtaining pledges of annual sums to be provided for library upkeep. "All women of Malakoff and the lake area who are interested in the public See LIBRARY, Page 6 klalakoff Chamber of of "Friends of the Library" annual subsidy from the has become the is set for 4 p.m. tomorrow City of Malakoff. taken from in Male- {Friday} at the library. It is the city's Revenue Sharing become a $100 the hope of librarian Alma Funds. "Friend of the Jessie McLain to build a In order to maintain its was disclosed by- crew of volunteer workers as status with the North East Al ninon follow- well as raise much-needed Texas Library System, Week's meeting of funds for the library, which provides the library directors. The library operates with with several thousand ional meeting contributions and a $2,500 dollars worth of books ' ds Of Library' To Organize;Chamber Donates$100 necessary. Although no papers have been formally served in the matter, according to Bandy, a copy was hauded to him by Howard Pattison, who filed the suit in behalf of Hender- son Title and Allen Whatley. Normal procedure in such a matter is to have papers filed against the defendant by a deputy sheriff or constable, Bandy said. Fowler said no documents have been served on him. Fowler, asked about the suit, was reluctant to discuss it. saying he had no know- ledge-- "only a rumor" of such a suit and that "I have not been served, I have not been notified, and I am not represented by an attorney." Several months ago, Hen- derson Title requested that the county pro,ide them with magnetic tapes of the county's real estate trans- involved, He went on to other business, said aandnew an law interpre- was Incumbents ", Taylor,Sp u rlock Win tation of the iaw vould be