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m 4hk--The Malakeff News. Thursday. Aug. ~i~. 1981 HIT 'EM HARD - Tigers were hard at work this week getting a taste of contact. The first scrimmage game for the team will be tonight in Elkhart with the varsity scrimmage starting at 6:30 p.m. (Staff Photo by I,ori Cailaway) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- His name was Jim Thorpe, and he was considered by some to be the best all- around athlete this country ever produced. Now his son is leading a petition drive to restore the two Olympic gold medals that were stripped away 70 years ago when it was learned Thorpe had played xmi-pro hasehaU. that all his Life he wantea to be via- Thorpe himself wrote a letter to the dicated." Amateur Athletic Union in 1913, saying, Jim Thorpe won beth the decathalon "I did not play for the money there was and pentathalon at the 1912 Olympics in in it... but because I liked to pla.y hall. I Stockholm -- but the names Hugohope I would be partly excused because Weislander and Ferdinand Bie are in of the fact that I was simply an Indian the records books instead, school boy and did not know all about After pulling down both gold medals, such things. Thorpe later admitted to having been "I have always liked sports and have paid $5 a game for two summers of only played or run races for the fun of semi-pro baseball. He was ordered to' the things and never to earn money." "He was always kind of bitter that it return the medals. Things have changed in sports today. happened," recalled 35-year-old Bill "So many college athletes in those The rules have been altered so that an Thorpe, who lives in a mobile home days played under assumed names," athlete may openly sign a pro contract park here. "... It wasn't the kind of his son says. "Teams used his name as in one sport and remain amateur in thing he talked about continually. He a drawing card and then he was others. didn't always bring it up. But I know penalized for it." The first step toward clearing ~AA A A ;,A,.A,.,~.,m~j,,~.,,.,,,~ ~A~ A ......... A AAAAA A~ Thorpe.s name came in 1973. when his ru)i amateur status for the years 1909 through 1912 was restored by the AAU. But the U.S. Olympic Committee must SCHOOL SUPPLIES :[ peUtion the International Olympic Binders $2.29 & $2.39 Deluxe See-thru $3.79 comr tteeforThorpe'sre ,=e tement. Tote bags, canvas, $3.98 Denim $4.98 Hence, the peUUon drive. Bill Thorpe, local wax museum Composition books 59' to 98* Filler paper 39' to $1.27 WheelerSpokesman- whoBillwroteOlsen'a 19/sandbiographyRObert Theme folders 29' Construction paper 59 entitled "Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete" -- banded together to restore Incidentals: protractors, pens, paint brushes, etc. the honors to the athlete, who died in S & H GREEN STAMPS" MA KOFF i LAY-AWAYS 1953. Wheeler started the petition drive 110 E. Mitcham, Malakoff 489-1292 24 HOUR WRECKER SERVICE TIRES & TUBES MONDAY-FRIDAY OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY mmmmmmiim Tear out and save -,mi--= I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I through the Ohio Jaycees. The Southwestern Historical Wax Museum in Grand Prarie, Texas, set up an exhibit featuring a larger-than-llfe picture of Jim Thorpe, along with several mementos that the younS Thorpe provided. And there was a petition to sign there, urging the return of Thorpe's title, medals and trophies. Some ,000 signatures have been collected in leu than a year, and the trio is shooting for I million, Olsen said. The trophies currently are being exhibited by the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Olsen estimated their value at $7 million. One trophy -- a silver chalice in the shape of a ship, was lined with gold A,Id en- crusted with jewels, a gift from Czar Nicholas II of Russia. The other was from King Gustav V of Switzerland. They were personal gifts from beads of state and Thorpe did not have to return them. But he quietly sent them back, still believing he had done nothing wrong. liNKeDN I I I I I I I I I I I IF YOU SMELL NATURAL TO SAFETY. I I I I The natural gas industry has an ~ Do not switch anything | excellent safety record. Io electrical on or off. Do not l The fact that you can smell use the telephone in your own | natural gas is because we add a home. Do not strike a match. Do l harmless chemical to it as a not do anything that might safety feature. Otherwise, cause a spark, i it would be completely odorless. Have everyone leave the If you detect faint whiffs of house immediately, leav- | what you think may be gas, in- ing doors open to help ventilate. vestigate. It may be something Go to a nearby telephone that is as easily and safely cor- and call Lone Star Gas retted as a pilot light that has Company. Wait until we have I gone out, or a burner valve found the source of the odor to 1 that's partially open. determine whether it's safe for If your equipment seems to you to return to the house, l be working properly and the You may never have a | odor intensifies and seems to be natural gas leak, but we want I everywhere, please follow these you to be informed in case one precautions: does occur. Please make sure I your family is aware of these | precautionary steps. And we | suggest that you keep this mes- sage for future reference. | I I Lone Star Gas Company I I u|uinm|li|n|gnmli|||ge|d THE By BFNNY R()GERS After a week and a half of two-a-day Norris received news Monday of the vital cog in any athletic workouts and a lengthy intrasquaddeathofhis father. Coach Norris left for the time to the scrimmage, the Tigers will face outside Odessa upon arrival of the news and Thursday and opposition for the first time tonight was expected to return this morning, what's going to be a (Thursday) as they trek to Elkhart for After the Elkhart scrimmage the SOFTE a controlled scrimmage. Action gets Tigers will hit the practice field to begin All three local men's started at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity preparations for a scrimmage with the tbali teams cam clash tentatively set as the curtain Athens Hornets here next Friday.nament of the season raiser. Following the Athens scrimmage the weekend and two of three The Tigers appear to be more than Tigers will turn their attention towards top three. ready for a taste of outside action as the season opener with Kerens here on The Cedar Creek they head into the scrimmage. Why? Friday, Sept. 4. of their most Let's face it, after beating up on each Fans are reminded that the Elkhart with an undefeated first other day after day it's appealing to the scrimmage gets underway at 6:30 p.m. the tourney sponsored competitive glands to see a stranger and the varsity session is first on the Lions Club. The Rebels lined up across the way. The Tigers are agenda. '81 campaign with a also eager to see how far they have The Jays managed a progressed with their new toy -- the IT'S MEETINGTIME Wishbone offense. Two important meetings are on tap l 1-team meet. Judging from the work on the offense for next week as the newly formed The tournament witnessed during practice sessions and Malakoff Youth Sports Association and local whicl the operation of the offense during the the Tiger Booster Club will meet next sored by the intrasquad game it will be a deadly week. Association this weapon for the Tigers against 18AAA The Youth Sports Association, which celled due to foes. Defensively, the Tigers are held its organizational meeting last progressing on schedule, also. Should week, will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Area football fans the defense play as it has the past two 7 p.m. in the Elementary cafeteria and watch for our special seasons and the new offense jells, it the Booster Club will hold its first next week's issue could be quite a winning year. meeting of the year on Thursday, Aug. special section will The 1981 Tiger squad, pending per- 27, at 7 p.m. in the high school library, pictures on teams sonnel moves in the next two weeks, Officers will be elected at the Booster and the will sport 22 seniors and two juniors. Club meeting. Our yearly Returning in that large group of seniors Let me encourage each of you to get begins with next are nine lettermen. At one time or involved in one or both of these two wor- following week we another last season each of the nine thwhile organizations. The Youth Spor- "Sideline Surveys" held down starting jobs. For the most ts Association, which was formed by way along with part, the returning nine played major concerned citizens, will serve as the page. roles in last season's 7-3 season record governing body for all youth sports For the best football and secondplacefinishinlSAAA, activities and will strive to gain surrounding schools A piece of sad news comes from the credibility fi r the local leagues. Of The News ea,'h Tiger camp this week as Coach Dale course, the Booster Club is always a begins next week. TIGERS AT REST -- after expected to be at the top of Photo by Lori Callaway ) a long morning of workouts. With 22 returning seniors, including nine lettermen, their class in District 18AAA. They will test the new wishbone offense tonigl WEEKI,Y Homeowners are reporting chinch bug infestations in home lawns, accor- ding to Dr. James Robinson, area en- tomologist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. These pests can be controlled with approved insecticides. County Extension agents throughout East Texas have information on the identification and control of chinch bugs. The price being received for stacker calves is not paying the cost of keeping the cows, says Dr. Randall Grooms, Extension area livestock specialist. The sale receipts are not enough to pay the bank note in many instances. Producers need to consider all alter- natives on marketing their calves. One choice is to keep the calves and put now or later this fall. them on winter pasture, hoping that Another alternative, prices will be better next spring or that Grooms, is to keep enough economical gain can be high quality hay produced to make a profit. Groom says plement to carry that some producers may want tohedge, grass. With adequa the calves next spring to lock-in profit, clover or the spring If cash flow, space or number of ditional weight can be calves are limiting factors, the and hopefully a better producer may need to sell the calves received. Cut irrigatiun costs to boost crop Mfnimizing irrigation fuel costs can fuel used to pumi boost crop profits, says the Texas management Agricultural Extension Service, Texas requirement and A&M University System. plication system, and Main factors affecting the amount of pumping plant. ething NEW in MEATS VEGETABLES DESSERTS Hours I 1:00 2:00 Dinner 5:00 - Fri. & Sat. till 9:00 pm Sun. open for lunches only 11:00 trimmings A 8:00 Mon. Th ,,,:i: 2:00 only