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Page 2. MALAKOFF NEWS. July 3, 1975 Published Continuously Since 1913 Donna Scheibe, Publisher Editor & General Manager .......... Tom Herline Advertising ................. Barbara McKee Production ......... Beverly Eads, Sharon Carroll Subscription Rates: 4.50 per year in Henderson and adjoining counties, $5.50 per year elsewhere in Texas, and S6.50 per year outside Texas. Entered i the Post Office at Malakoff, Texas 75148 as a second {'lass matter. Published by Territory Times Publishing Co.. Malakoff, Texas. -.v.v.......v.v..,.., kJ,.,,';. I TEXAS PI:IE88 I.:.-.v.- . ad lib by donna scheibe A first place award is a wondrotts thing, especially when it comes from people who are in the same profes- sion, who know and under- stand the day to day problems, and the tensions and pressures of deadlines - the feeling of never having enough time to write as well as you want to. Therefore it was a great thrill to receive a first place award for this column in the Texas Press Association newspaper contests last week- end in El Paso. Over the. years I've learned to be a good loser, to smile and accept second or third best - sometimes utter defeat - with a certain amount of fatalism, and a resolution to try even harder. The trouble with being a winner is that you don't have time to practice how to be good at it.. MY first reaction was to scream and jump for joy - terribly undignified and rather juvenile behavior, I decided, when I observed the restraint displayed by other winners. Their modesty also im- pressed me. "Congratula- tions," said other editors and publishers to the big winners, and invariably the response was, "Thank you, it was a surprise"....or "I'm not sure we really deserved it...." Nice, self effacing, polite commen- tary. I didn't feel that way at all, but 1 was determined to follow the example of my brother journalists and suppress my natural instinct to tell everyone how wonder- ful I am. Next I had to overcome an irresistible urge to carry the engraved plaque around with me everywhere I went, so everyone could see for him- self, that g ,'d won a first prize. TI e nfxt day, even I began to feel a bit osten- tatious dragging the heavy thing around -- especially when Tom Herline, our gen- eral manager, offered to build me a harness so 1 could walk around with it displayed on my back -- and maybe a banner with "Winner" emblazoned across my front. Tom's like that. Reluctantly I left the plaque in my room, but managed to find time between sessions to rush back to the room and admire it again. During the rest of the conven- tion I tried to devise ways to bring up the subject of the contests in casual conversa- tion with other people outside the newspaper profession. This led to chats with room clerks, shop keepers, and other strangers, such as... "Lovely day, isn't it? Makes you feel like running around the block...and speaking of running remids me of the TPA contests...." Frustrating tactics, and not too satisfying• I bought a special shopping bag in Mexico so I could carry my award home with me on the plane. Continental could be entrusted with my clothes and jewelry, but not my award. Our shopping trip to Mexico was a last minute dash across the border on our way to the airport. Women should never make a last minute trip to Juarez. It's too much fun, and there are too many wonderful shops and tempting bargains. Of course we were late, and in the scramble to catch our plane, I actuaUy forgot about my award, My purse and shopping bag were deposited hastily on the conveyor belt as we passed through the security check. Tilt! The bell rang, the alarm buzzed, and my shopping bag was confis- cated for another investiga- tion. "There's something large and square in there," said the security clerk, eyeing me suspiciously, while several of the airport employees began to move carefully in my direction. For a few seconds I was intimidated, then I remem- bered. "Oh," I said. "It's just my award." And I took it out of the shopping bag and showed it to them proudly. They weren't impressed -- and Tom says I did it on purpose. At least I got a chance to show it to someone. On July 6, 1775, at the Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson wrote the "Declara- tion of the Causes and Neces- sity of Taking Up Arms." CORSICANA MARINE Visit Our Showroom And See lOur Display Of Boats & Motorsl EVINRUDE & CHRYSLER OUTBOARD MOTORS Sales & Service Dalton Huddleston, Meclmak 1419 W Seventh 8724371 editorial When Is Bicentennial Seen around town often Traditionally, newspapers mark the birthday of the nation with editorials about the country, its founding fathers, its perilous state ad infinitum. Today, we are reprinting an editorial thought by John W. Warner, administrator of the American Revolution Bicen- tennial Administration. His report on the Bicentennial, this country's 200th birthday, says it better than we ever could• Here are Warner's comments: As I travel across the United States, the two questions most often asked are: When is the Bicentennial? Where will it take place? The Bicentennial is now springing up across our entire Nation-it is a spirit of participation and achievement• In sharp contrast to our Centennial in 1876 which was celebrated in a single city--Philadelphia-the activities commemorating our Bicentennial will take place in communities within each of our fifty states, the three territories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia--our Nation's Capital. Where is the Bicentennial? It is in your community! As of one year before our 200th birthday, there are over 5,000 communities flying the Bicentennial flag. Today we enter our 200th year as the United States of America and we begin the one-year countdown to the date which will launch us into our third century. It is my hope that during this final year of our second century, all Americans will come together to remember how we came to be, celebrate what we are, and to reflect on where we are going• It is also my hope that all Americans will use this coming year to prepare a celebration befitting our great Nation. When is the Bicentennial? It is already well underway for over several thousand events have been held and there are over 15,000 programs and events currently being planned across the Nation, However, the focal point is "Liberty Day" -July 4, 1976. Liberty Day 1976 is a Sunday. It should be a day for each 0mmunity to come together in their own way to celebrate the Bicentennial in a manner best suited to their own location, means and desires. As the bells peel across the Nation on that day, there will be an abundance of fireworks, parades and rhetoric in the finest traditions of our 4th of July. However, most communities are also laying plans to insure that July 4th will also be an occasion to lay the cornerstone for the third century. It would be a most appropriate occasion to cut the ribbon at a restoration site, dedicate your new museum, or unveil your Bicentennial cornerstone. It is also a day to break ground for a Bicentennial Project that will help shape a better tomorrow so future generations can look back and always know that your community of today cared about itself, about its Nation and the principles which we honor. The centerpeice of our Bicentennial will be in the form of a beautiful mosaic of the many varied programs and events initiated by the people of our great country. Overlying all Bicentennial activities is a renewed appreciation for the documents which have enabled our Nation to become the oldest surviviing democratic republic on earth-the Declar- ation of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Most importantly, the Bicentennial is a time for every American to be proud of his flag and his homeland• The Bicentennial is a time for every citizen to hold his head high and say in his own way, "I am an American." Malakoff Officials Seek Sewer Funds Malakoff Mayor A.M. public market place. Thompson and city manager If funds are derived from Ron Turner were to go to bond issues sold by the city, Austin this week to investi- there would be no easy way to gate ways of getting the city's obtain additional funds if the water and sewer expansion project costs ran over, Turner program into the mill. said. Delays by Texas Water Quality Board and Texas Water Development Board have thrown the local project off schedule, Turner said, and the city hopes to get the project funded and under way before it gets bogged down in winter rains and bad weather. The Water Quality people are still obligated to follow through on the program, Turner indicated, but cost over-runs on projects already funded have tapped the till of the two agencies, plus a great deal of the agencies' time has been involved in the Legis- lative session and in pre- paring the coming year's budget. Turner noted that many water and sewer projects are running over 20 percent beyond projected estimates, and the agencies are having to pick up the additional costs. This safeguarding of cost over-runs is one reason the city has waited for them to act rather than seek funds in the Read The News lately are Jerry Sumrall and Bill Dyer, principals in K & K Koatings. Their company recently moved into the building formerly occupied by Hubeck Electric Co. The firm refurbishes plastic telephones and metals, and does sand- blasting. A grand opening is in the offing soon, Jerry says. City Manager Ron Turner and wife, Carol, were visited this week by Carol's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rooks of Houston. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Trammell of Tyler was a visitor in the W.A. Morgan home this weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Dodson recently vacationed in Florida where he visited his brother Joe Dodson and attended his nephew, Charles' wedding. Accompanying the Pete Dod- sons were Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Dodson of Hurst. Mrs. S.L. Warren of Star Harbor, mother of Mary Donnell, is in Henderson County Memorial Hospital in Athens following a stroke. Her condition is as well as could be expected, a family spokesman said. Mr. and Mrs. Hal Johnson of Venice, La., are here for a week's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Elkins. Joe Riley Jones worked his last day at Citizens State Bank Friday. Jones, along with former president Eddie Garrison, will be associated with the new First National Bank of Kaufman. Alton Simons has returned to his home after an illness that confined him to Kennsler Park Hospital in Dallas. Nursing Home Party A birthday Parfy was given Monday, June 30, for resi- dents of Cedar Lake Nursing" Home celebrating birthdays during the month of June. The party was given by the First Baptist Church, Trini- dad. Those celebrating birth- days during the month were Mary Jeter, Josie Cude, Erma Spain, Marvin Farmer and Jimmy Stanfield. The Mala- koff floral Center donated flowers and corsages for the occasion. A watermelon picnic will be held Thursday July 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Nurs!ng Home. Friends and famil'y are invited. Monday, July 7, residents will go to the HCJC gym in Athens to Square Dance,-7 p.m. Sam Stogner and Marles Drake went to Waco Monday on business. 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Tour Completed Coach John Smith has just returned from a 17-day "A- merican Studies Seminar" trip sponsored by Navarro Junior College, which took him to historical points in Arkansas, Tennessee, Vir- ginia, Washington, D.C., North and South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Lou- isiana. He visited all the historical sites, and battlefields and toured the White House, Senate, House of Represent- atives, the Pentagon, Sup- reme Court and the Smithson- man. The tour was Coordinated by Jim Chapman, who is well- known in Malakoff. A total of 45 students and teachers made the trip. Smith will receive six hours of classroom credit for the tour. Eddie Souza returned from the hospital in Corsicana Tuesday. Mrs. Wilma Lindsey's bro- ther, Roy Chapman, died last Friday in Conroe following a lengthy illness. A retired wholesale meat dealer, he was 70 years old. Glenda Armstrong of El Paso, where her husband is stationed, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baker. Carolyn and Candy Rhodes of Morgan City, La., are visiting Carolyn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Dukes. Jackie and Tammy Gresham of Enid, Okla., are expected to be here this weekend to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Speake of Malakoff for the weekend. Henry Hardin Marine Private Henry L. Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.P. ttardin of Route 1, Malakoff, Tex., was gradu- ated from Basic Aviation Ordanceman School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tenn. The eight-week course in- cludes instruction on the maintenance of aircraft wea- pons systems and related safety precautions, and on the receipt, handling and storage of ammunition. He is a 1974 graduate of Malakoff High School. Marshall Resigns Malakoff lost a police offi- cer this week with the resign- ation of Marion Marshall. who is taking on an assignment as a deputy for Henderson County Sheriff's Office. Marshall, in his letter of resignation to the city council Paul and Clara home from Memorial doing very nicely. Roxanne PhillJ merce is visiting Mrs. Janice Phill: the weekend. Cissy Moody visiting her and ltazel two-week Richard Tanner Scott & White taking it easy, but to visit the shop hour a day. In expressed regrets attend last Rotary because of the on. lie's due back checkup at Scott the 15th. said, "'The association I have  had with the Malakoff Police [ i:  Department, Chief Wilson, = City Manager,Ron Turner, the City Council and staff SCHOLARK have been most rewarding and pleasant. Marshall will be assigned to the south end of the County, a reliable source said. Ski-Orama Cancelled The Marathon Ski-Orama originally scheduled for the Independence Day weekend has been cancelled, according to Jude Glassock, manager of R.H. Lee Park, and Luther Ellis, general chairman of the Malakoff Bicentennial Com- mittee. The three-day event had been planned to provide funds Smith, son of Mr. Alpha Smith of presented a $250 by the U.M.W. Grand Lodge, Texas at the: ation's annual Friday in June graduate of High School, scholarship to son County Junior Mildred Chum " Mildred defeated boys 10 to 5 in action Monda the 1975 local league. Mildred had game all season, Astros. The for the Bicentennial events undefeated except planned during the coming games to Mildred. Bicentennial year. Winning Glassock said a lack of Chard. entries forced the cancella- The Cowboys tion. second place. \\; .... . ii  Love Of Fashions" Was The In 1876 As It Is Today _ For Lovely Fashions In the d M The Old Styles And The New -' ::  Pren SHOP