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.3 Y N,#/on's blo# Veril lttriM  he Malakoff New00 Tl Heartbeat of tl Prtsh To'itory of lwcated at the Dam of Texas' Largest Lake Year Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 75148 -- Friday, August 20, 1971 Number 33 ii? Says Headline Misleading Malakoff News was on the car- t again last week by certain mere- of the local school board who cm- that news coverage of the of the 9th was misleading to Patrons of the school district, with to the headline which read, Supt. Looking at $34,398.37 De- Frank Don Moates was instruct- to clarify the misleading headline prepared statement which will appear in the August 27th issue News. the matter was brought to the of Editor Charlsie Bocell, by school board president Bill last Saturday, Bradshaw the headline of the story was mis- but the coverage of the meet- was accurately recorded by News Kate Venable. know Kate was sincere, but I am that she doesn't understand our structure, and most of the doesn't either. We will be runn- short in September until the state for that month arrives to reim- our September expenditures, includes teacher salaries." contended that the est- deficit of $18,398.37 -- at the of the 7071 school year (which is 31) would be lessened with former Superintendent H. O. had assured the board would be from various state sources. also pointed out that the deficit included purchase orders foe buses. In his opinion, the money in the interest and sinking fund excess of $27,000) should also be from the reported $34,398.37 since that payment is not due be in that account until He concludes that the trans- fund should also be refieced on the black side of the ledg- er at the close of the present school year. In the News article of August 13, the News' Kate Venable had this to say with regards to the pros and cons of the school's financial condition: position, school Purchasing Agent Cor- don Stngner, reporting from his records and those that his office receives from the state, stated that the balance on hand in the operating fund at this time In discussing the school's financial See carpet, page 8 ::: :.'. : : I Dear Mrs. Bocell: The entire Lake area owes you a vote of gratitude for your leadership in obtaining equal representation for the Lake area on the Henderson County. Junior College Board of Trustees to be chosen in October. When the 'Henderson County Junior College Board of Trustees announced its intention to divide the district into nine areas with a Trustee to be elected from each of the nine areas as provid- ed by Senate Bill No. 333, a plan of dis- tricting was drawn up a the College. This plan provided for four of the Trustees to be elected from Athens and only three from the Lake area. You saw this plan and quickly realized that such a division was inequitable and un- fair to the rapidly growing Lake sector of Henderson, Kaufman, Anderson and Van Zandt Counties. Not only did you realize the inequity of the situation, but you unselfishly spent your time and money as you drove from sector to sector in obtaining the official vot- ing strength of the various voting boxes included in the College district. Further you took the lead and pro- posed another plan which would shift the distribution in keeping with ac- curate 1970 voter registration under which the Lake area would be given four Trustees and Athens only thee. This was in keeping with the one-man, one-vote decision of the United States Supreme Court. Through your leadership and efforts, the adoption of the original districting was blocked on June 7, 1971 at a meet- hag of the Board of Trustees and a com- mittee was appointed to equitably draw the lines. This would never have been done had you not called the attention of the people concerned to the unfaix- ness of the original distribution of Trustees. As you know, on August 9, 1971, the College finally voted to district and drew division lines which are legal and follow the Mandate of the Supreme Court and under which the Lake area will have four members, Athens three, Brownsboro-Chandler area one, and the Frankston area one, for a total of nine. No wonder the Directors of the Ma- lakoff Chamber of Commerce at a re- cent meeting adopted a resolution com- mending you for your leadership and efforts in the program. All of us in the Lake area owe you ourgra titude for your efforts in this matter as well as your leadership in many things involv- ing our community. Yours very truly, Ed Reichelt School Board Discusses Financing budget meeting of the Malakoff System was held Tuesday night, 17, at ,the High School. School Notices High School Registratation ..... Monday A.M., Aug. 23 .... Monday P.M., Aug. 23 Tuesday A.M., Aug. 24 . Tuesda P.M., Aug. 24 All students entering the Malakoff Schools for the fLrst time this report to their respective Friday, August 20, 1971. Open House Elementary Mr. Don Gordon, Elementary Prin- announces that open house will held Tuesday, August 24 at 7:30 for all kindergarten pupils and parents. All parents of kinder- pupils are invited to bring their so they may get acquainted other students and make a tour the classrooms prior to beginning "Phey will meet in the cafeteria. Grades K-5 To Register Registration for Elementary school, K thru 5, will be held at the Friday, August 20, and Monday, 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is for who did not attend school last year. Please bring your re- card and record of immunization. Class rolls will be posted on the north of the Elementary School late Wednesday afternoon, 25. Following discussion of the article in last week's paper, a motion was made that Superintendent Moates would make a "resolution to give to the paper to clear up the statement that was made in the paper last week," with refer- ence to the deficit. Various expendi- tures and personnel were discussed prior to the meeting on the budget. Purchasing Agent Stogner reported that he had received the invoice for the new buses and that he had been advised that delivery of the buses might be made sooner if the money were sent in now. The Board voted to send the $15,474. for payment of the new school buses. Mr. J. A. McLain had been asked to come to the meeting regarding the dressing room and shower facilities at the Junior High gym. Mr. McLain was of the opinion, along with members of the board, that building these facilities underneath the bleechers would not be feasible. Various other plans for these facilities were discussed. A bid on the repair of the hallway was submitted, and following discussion, it was decid- ed that additional bids would be ob- tained. In discussing air conditioners for the portable building at Juuior High and one at Elementary, a motion was made that they buy them now while they are on sale and take $500.00 out of the Cafeteria Fund to pay for them in lieu of borrowing the money to make the payment. Mr. Moates reported that he had been in a meeting in Dallas this week, where he and other school administra- tors were advised that the legislature was now on vacation and had not ap- proved the bill to fund the Emergency Assistance Program before going -- that they didn't know if they would ap- prove the program when they get back or which schools will get the money if it is approved. They were informed that as of August 30, the funds are gone and the programs are terminated. If the school chooses to have this pro- gram, they can run it and finance it on their own, and if the legislature does approve the fund when they re- turn and this school is approved for the fund, then the school will be reim- bursed back to September 1, accord- ing to Supt. Moates. Supt. Moates was referring to the "Special Education" program which operated last year under the direction of Mrs. Virgie Orr, who had three assistants. The Board voted to go ahead with this program until mid- term, at which time it will be discon- tinued if funds are not approved by the legislature. The Title Program was discussed, and Mr. Moates feels that it will be ap- proved after additions and corrections, which the state had asked him to make, have been made to the report sub- mitted previously. Faculty members hired were: Mr. Eugene Buford, Elem-ntary and Jr. High P. E. Teacher (He will help out with coaching after school); ,Mrs. Rose- mary McMullin, Librarian; Anita Arhns, Spanish-English; and Mrs. Mary Newland as Cafeteria Supervisor. Recommendations for the 1971-72 budget were made and discussed. Ap- proval of the proposed buget was set for Thursday night, August 19. That meeting will be a public open meeting. Jr. Hi. Pep Squad Mrs. Eddm Nokes, Jr. High Pep Squad Sponsor, has announced that 7th and 8th grade girls who will compose the pep squad should check t Kirby's for pattern sizes, shoe sizes, land ma - terial for the uniforms. These uniforms must be made before the first game, which will be the second week in Sep-. tember. Whitehead Lawman TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT O The Month Whitehead Qualifies For Texas Rangers The famed Texas Rangers of early Texas were the rough and tough law enforcement whose prey was the hard- ened criminals that dared escape the long arm of the law. In Texas, the Tex- as Rangers were the long arm of the law -- they still are -- and to be ac- cepted as a member of the 80 member force is still considered the top rung of success in state law enforcement. Typical of the mild mannered, digni- fied, highly trained men selected for the Ranger posts is Kelly Whitehead, son of Malakoff Police Chief and Mrs. Truman Whitehead. In the grandmother and grandfather role, Truman and Silver Whitehead can swap "grand-kid" tales of their 10 year old grandson's experiences with the most boastful of grandparents, but the distinguished accomplishments of Kel- ly's law enforcement career are mat- ters seemingly taken for granted. Police Chief Whitehead showed the Maiakoff News an article related to the younger lawman's appointment to the Rangers. He didn't mention Kelly Whitehead was selected lawman of the month, and that his picture appeared in full color on the cover of the May- June publication of Texas Law En- forcement magazine. He didn't mention that on page three of that publication Kelly J. Whitehead appeared third from the top of the officials of "The United Association of Texas Law Enforcement Officials." The following article is reprinted as it appeared in "Texas Law Enforce- ment." "Highway Patrolman Kelly White- head of Midlothian, is a dedicated and well liked young man in his commun- ity. He has been notified recently that ,he has been accepted in the Texas i Rangers. He has been a member of the Texas Highway Patrol for eleven years. "Patrolman Whitehead was reared in Athens, and following graduation from Athens High School in 1957, he served two years in the U.S. Navy. Included was a tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway. He entered the highway patrol academy shortly after discharge from the service. "In June, 1960, he graduated from the Highway Patrol Academy in Aus- tin. He was stationed at Balmorhea for 16 months after graduation and transferred to Pecos in 1962. He and a Pecos Deputy Sheriff captured one of the FBI's most wanter fugitives in March of 1966. The man, whose name was on the FBI's List of Top Ten, was sought in connection of 18 bank rob- beries in the state of California. For this capture, Whitehead and the Deputy received a Law Enforcement Award from the Peeos Optimist Club. "Patrolman Whitehead transferred to Midlothian in September of 1968. He received a Ten Year Award from the Patrol for faithful service to the peo- ple of the State of Texas which hangs in his office at Midlothian's City Hall. "Whitehead has attended many train- ing courses in connection with his work with the Highway Patrol. He holds a certificate from attending a Breathly- zer School in 1970, a narcotic and drug abuse seminar held in Dallas in 1970 and has received his certification from the State of Texas, which is now a State requirement. He has attended five in-service training courses and has a certificate completing a Dale Car- negie Course in 1968. "Whitehead was active in the Opti- mist Club at Pecos and was presented a plaque for "Outstanding Leadership" as Club President for 1965-66. He was presented a plaque as "Optimist of the Year." "The law enforcement profession is not new to Whitehead. His father, T.C. Whitehead, served as Deputy Sheriff at Athens, Texas, and also at Kaufman. He is presently Chief of Police at Mai- akoff. "Whitehead, 32, made application last year with the Texas Rangers and at that time was tested. Again, this year he was tested, and on April 20, he went before the interview board in Austin. Comprising the Board were: Capt. Clint Peoples, Senior Ranger; John Woods, Ranger Captain of San Antonio; Bob Jones, License and Weight Captain of Dallas; Lt. Nelson Higginhotham, Highway Patrol, Waco; and Dub Co- wan, Agent in Charge of Intelligence Section in Austin. "There are only 80 Rangers for the State of Texas, and requires five years of Law Enforcement work to qualify. According to a letter dated April 28 from the Ranger Headquarters in Aus- tin, Whitehead's name will be listed with three others for assignment as soon as a vacancy occurs in the eighty member law enforcement agency. "He married his high school sweet- heart, Patsy, the day after he graduat- ed from Patrolman school in 1960. Mrs. Whitehead is a secretary bookkeeper at Lorna Fashions. The couvle have one son, Mike, 10, who is a fourth grade student at Central Elementary School. "Whitehead stated "I'm looking for- ward to getting off the road." "It takes something to work year after year on the highways. Some of the wrecks tear me to pieces, particularly when small children are hurt badly or killed." "His work as a Ranger will involve the criminal investigation field of law enforcement. " CCL Assn. To Reorganize August 30th The organizational meeting of the Cedar Creek Lake Association, Inc. has been scheduled for August 30, 1971, at the Cedar Creek Country Club, at 7:30 p.m. This decision was made last week when director nominees met to discuss the next step in reactivating the organ- ization. Chambers of Commerce have nominated two directors each, with Athens yet to make its final decision as to its nominees. Nominees included Travis Matthews and George Hale, of Coney CRy; Ray Raymond and W. E. Hill, of Kaufman; W. A. Becker and Don Legg, of Kemp; Andrew Gibbs and Dalton Porter, of Mabank; Ed Garrison and Ray Donnell, of Malakoff and Jim Finley and Leo Strange of Trinidad. Nominees from the incorporated towns in the area included F Kent Monroe, Eustace, David Bois, Gun Bar- re]l City, Jim Harris, Star Harbor and Oran White, Tool. Seven Points has yet to nominate a director and the Tarrant County Water Control Improvement District No. 1 will make a nomination to round out the twenty member board. Glynn Reese, former president of the association, has sent invitations to all former board members of record, ask- ing thcir attendance at the August 30 meeting, with a view to completing the revitalization of the much needed tourist promotion group.