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Malakoff, Hmderma Omaty, Tmu 75148, Friday, September 6, 1968 ;Number 36, $728. For Cemetery Collected I I Ginger Taylor, 16, Taylor was crowned Miss Mal- Mr. and Mrs. Dan akoff Saturday night to climax GInoer Tayl the annual Homecoming cere- monies. Named first runner-up was beautiful Miss Darlene Hollinsworth. Miss Tina Gra- berne was declared second runnerup. All three contestants were presented trophies. The Miss Malakoff Pageant entires were sponsored by local mer- chan~ with 17 young ladies competing for the cherished Crown. Rev. Jim Steenbergen, pas- tor of the First Baptist Church, served as master of ceremon- ies at the Saturday night show with members of the Malakoff Junior high and high school bends providing the entertain- meat. Of the perforn~ young Miss Phyliss Cox's ren- dition of the "Harper Valley P.T.A." drew the largest round of applause. Judges for the event were Patricla Hopkins, society edi- tor of the Athens Review; Elizabeth Gray ofthe Tarrant County Water Authority and Ellen Rampy, county home de- monstration agent. Total proceeds resulting from the 1968 Homecoming ceremon- ies amounted to $728. Of that amount $287 were derived from pageant entry fees and admis- sion sales. The anmml bake sale, under the direction of Mrs. Gertrude Cross netted $250.50. Registration .Dr guests $46,tmd contri- butimB from individuals to $144. Mrs. Lorene Flagg, s c-treas. of the Malakoff Cemetery As- sociation, said that only the cost of trophies estimated at about $40 and oti~-,r mhmr ex- penses were to be deducted from the $728.00. The balance of the proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the Malakoff cemetery. The festive annual home- coming accounted for a cow tinuous hum of activRy throughout the day in Mala- koff Saturday as old timers and newcomers alike congre- gated on down town streets to visit with old friends and make acquaintences. The Malakoff Junior High band added to the excitement with a parade at 5 p.m. A tea honoring the beauty contestants was staged at the home of Mrs. Marles Drake, by the Malakoff Garden Club at 3 p.m. The new Miss Malakoff, Gin- ger Taylor, succeeds Becky Bradshaw. The vibrant blonde, blue eyed beauty is a junior student in the Malakoff schools. The popular queen is head majorette of the M.H.S. band; president of the United Methodist local MYF, member of the Spanish, library and Beta Clubs. She has served as a class officer and also been elected a class favorite. Miss Taylor enjoys sewing, hair dressing and swimming. She has a younger sister, Dana 14. The first runner-up, Miss Darlene Hollinsworth, 17, is a lovely brownette beauty. She is the daughter of Mrs. J. W. Hocutt of this city. Her young- er sister, Faith, 16, is a beauty in her own right, who was also a contestant for the Miss Mala- koff crown, placing in the top five finalists. The second runner-up Miss Tina Graham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie L. Graham and a student in the , Malakoff schools. Also listed in the five top finalists was Miss Trina Far- reli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrell of this city. Trine is 16 and a Malakoff high school student. Darlene Holllnsworth "lN na Graham 1 ff i ~ ~/~ i : ,/ i~ Here come de Judge-Judg- ing about the Democratic national convention, the '68 convention city police actions and the news coverage-in that order. The convention served as a national suggestion box. There was haggling, yelling, booing, chanting and crying-all for the purpose of showing how strong particular issues are in the hearts and minds of the Amer- ican people. There were radi- cals, old professionals and in- ~twcent fu'st timers who got big eye openers. It all turned out by all factions in the Dem- ocratic party having their say or getting their point across by some method or the other. The big party leaders were there appraising every expres- sion, realizing that the way to political success involves hear- ing the even small voice from the local precinct level to the top rung. The candidates and propospe ive candidates were listening, learning and plann- ing ways to tone down outrage- ous demands to realistic mod- eration. The Democratic con- vention was not closed circuR to Denmcrats. Republicans were tuned in as well. Only in a country like ours do we en- joy this marvelous "tell it like it is" privilege. Some thought the whole thing was a big three ring circus. The Humphrey ring, the Ken- nedy ring and the McCarthy ring. Me? well I thought it was a 4 ringer because of what all Mayor Daley bed going -- but it was our democratic way of life. Which brings us around to the Chicago police actions dur- by CHARLSIE BOCELL ing the convention. The whole police thing was a great spec- tacular. Here it was that every presidential candidate had been stomp jumping on a plat- form of a return to law and order "in our great cities". So right up there in Chicago -- the police done brought law and order hock in grand style smack in front of all the can- didates who had been so big on it. Admittedly some police, like politicians and the rest of us can be provoked into losing their cool, but overall I say- Bully for Mayor Daley's Chica- go. Mayor Daley is a colorful character to say the least. Trouble was that "Law and Order" is so out of style that the zippies, hippies and yipeees had never before seen it in action. And from some of the back tracking of some of the politicians R would appear that it's been out of style for sev- eral generations, liked that old school stuff of the police having the authority to mean move on when he said move on. Ah, the Mayor mouthed off to the news media, and blam- ed most the trouble on them. But then everybody has to have a goat, and the news media is used to serving in that capacity. I can overlook Daley for that, because he was so busy trying to keep his business running that he really didn't have time to ap- preciate the the tasks facing the news media. Had the mayor stayed sweet, we might never have known about his tight rule over his city. The news meda was there to bring the pulse beat, the The pending building pro-October and bids will he heard grams and current budgetsby the end of October. Should Quarterback Meet the topics under discus- that be the case, it was pointed sion at the called session of out that the football season the Maiakoff School Board of would be ended before contrac- An announcement has been trustees on Friday evening at tors actively begin their work. made that the Quarterback 7:30. Club will have a meeting onMeeting with the group, was1967-~ SCHOOL BUDGET Monday evening, at 6:30 at the school's architect, Blair AMENDED Tiger Field. Rowland of the Houston firmThe amended budget for the ~mIF"~ :----::--- ---M~C~. of Wilson, Morris, Cain & An- 1967-68 Malakoff School Dis- derson who told the board that trict year approved disburse~ it would be impossible to keep ments amounting to $410,035. the construction costs of the Figures reveal that annual elementary school cafeteria in revenue funds from all sources the $51,030 bracket earmarked amounted to $360,920. These for the program 6 to 8 months sources included school district ago. funds totaling $106,363 and Revisions made to the origi- $123.00 available from the True to the promises made hal plan could possibly bring county with state sources prn- last May, the Cotton Belt rail- the construction costs to riding the $254,434 balance. road has just completed the in- around $65,000 without effect- The annual 1967-68 budget stallation of gates at the two ing the size, function or ap- (ending August 31, 1968) fore- main crossings in Trinidad.pearance, RowLand said. casted total expenditures at Putting the gates up, was the Explaining away the more $304,130. The approximate aftermath of the deaths of Mrs. than $30,030 difference between $106,030 excess included $31,- Ella Andrews and Bill Jordan, the lowest of three bids sub- 209, in Title I and II grants both of whom were killed inmitted, and his original cost (not estimated in the original car-train accidents at the same estimate, Rowland said that at budget) and capital outlay of crossing within a period of a the time, his firm was onlyan additional $59,794 for build- year. making an optimistic guess ing, renovation, furniture and Following the death of Mrs.and added that constructionequipment relative to the $625: Andrews, the city filed a suit costs have also risen within the 003, building program ( Iso for injunction against the Cot- past 6 to 8 months. He said, included in the budget). ton Belt in reference to slowing too, that features were added The remainder of the ex- down the trains as they passed to the original plan, at the sug- penditures was attributed for through the community. The gestion of the dietition and . the most part to salary hikes hearing was held in the Dis- other administrative officials, of non-professional personnel trict Court in Athens, May of which were not included in the brought about by minimum this year and at that time, the original cost estimates, wage req ents, additional railroad agreed to install the To keep~tlt~at a ml~ tml~ries and ~er salary in- gates as well as grade and lev- in.u, Rowland suggested les- creases . el the other two crossings with- soning and changing the light- Advance purchase of fur- in the city limits, in~ to standard fixtures instead ni~hings and equipment to be One gate has been installedof the recessed type; changing used in the new high school at the main mossing of Front the air conditioning system to (now in storage) was prompted and McEntire Streets and an- eliminate the extra ducts and by a 50 per cent participation other at the League Line Road piping of air; the addition of of a state agency by conform- crossing, two columns on the inside of ing with purchase deadlines. As yet ,the two crossings, the cafeteria to do away with By this action, the local school one in the east and another in some of the structural S~I; Was able to realize a saving. the west sections of town, have replacing the plate glass win- not been graded and leveled, dows with standard window However, work is expected to panes and the possibility of begin on those propects in the utilizing some of the present near future, kitchen equipment. He stated that kitchen equipment alone amounted to some $20,000. Rowland pointed out that changes to standard type building materials would serve to obtain more competitive bid- dlng. B.C. Caldwell, a Malakoff resident and former employee Superintendent James Shef- field injected the thought that Of Texas Clay Products has perhaps the cafeteria bid might been employed by the city of be let along with the otherMalakoff as General Mainten- building program. Rowland ence Superintendent. The act- thoughts, the actions and the said, "I don't know why I ion was taken at the regular monthly session of the Mala- progress of the convention to didn't think of this myself, but koff City Council here Tues- all of us who stayed home. It leOJng the bid for the care- was really better than being teria in conjunction with the day night. Caldwell replaces Chester there in person. Had we only high school building would Cude whose resignation be- been shown the good things, amount to a tremendous sav- heard only sound thinking pen- ings." He said that there would came effective August 15. Cude pie, we would have been think- he a saving on labor of a job resigned for reasons of ill ing that our country is so superintendent who earns health. great that there is no roomaround $600.00 per week andCaldwell will assume his for improvement anywhere, or expenses. Other on the job duties with the city at the demands of us as individuals, costs that could be consolidat- earliest possible time after We never would have gotten ed such as construction office, severing his relationship with down to the nitty gritty ff the telephone, etc would alsoTexas Clay. news people had not houndedamount to a considerable say- Caldwell's work with the for the answers the American ing. city requires a technical train- people had been asking. This Mrs. L. O. Robertson asked ing program which he is sch~ involved even minor argn- the architect just how he bas- duled to attend Sept. 16, 17, merits and rumors being check- ed his original cost estimate 18 and [9 in Tyler. After Dom- ed out. when he told the board R pletion of the East Texas Reg- ional Short Course School, he would amount to $51,000. He I was overwhelmed by the answered sornetJting about ex- will he required to receive on dedicated efforts of the news era equipment and the diefl- the job training under a li- censed water and sewer oper- sources and got all choked up tlans offtce having been added, ator for a period of one year. when CBS newsman Dan Rath-Mrs. Robertson then wanted to Caldwell will reeieve his train- er, got belted in the stomach know if his original estimate ing under City Secretery J. E. then cuffed across the back of included any office or equip- Bien who holds such a license. the head and downed to themerit. In effect, she quizzed Mayor Phillips informed the floor in convention hall by a why he had added all the ex. News that the City's partici- secret service man. All before tras if he felt that it could not pation in the highway 31 con- live television we could hear be accomplished within the struction program money wise the bad mouthing of the secret $51,000. program Rowland was is expected to amount to a- service man in the background vague in his reply, bout $6,000. The city workers as Dan gasped for breath and The board asked for time toin cooperation with the high. continued to tell the story as study the kitchen equipment at way department and the con- best he could, the elementary school to de- The Chicago saga would termine what existing facilities have been beyond belief had could be used in the new eafe- we not seen it with our own terla. It was felt the study eyes. needed to he made before act- ing on the approval of the re- ~ Fb~t Baptist CI~'ch From those ev~mts we know vised plans presented, of Malakoff approved a $1N we have problems that cannot The architect advised that e00 building p ~ffam, mulet he solved by hiding them -- he could have the high school ~msidecetkm f~r some time, that our democratic systembuilding plans ready by Oet. I, fmmlay, August 15 with lit. provides a time and a place along with the cafeteria revi-oppmiti . to air them, discuss them and siona veting,Imlled by in the end solve them. Perhaps There is a possibility that of ballot re- Chicago was that place and the joint projects will be re- a tofal of of 116 votes now is the time. leased for bidding In early with 195 and II Of the $21,885 spent for furnish- ings, $10,494 will he reimburs- ed to the schools. Non-revenue sources contain- ed in the amended budget in- eluded $625,030 from the sale of bonds and a $5,030 loan for the purchase of a bus. It would appear that the dis- trict in the 1967-68 year con- sumed $~0,214 inside the $360,- 920 revenue plus a $59,794 dip into the $625,030 building funds. Concluding approval of the amended budget resulting from a motion made by Mrs. L. O. Robe:'tson and seconded by Rex King, the board discussed the '68-69 budget. Tax assessor, Gordon Stag- her, stated that taxable values in the Malakoff School District had grown in a~,s of 10 mil- lion dollars. .' indications pointed to the =, ct that the promised $1.63 tax rate would prevail. A copy of the proposed 68- 69 budget was not made avail- able to News Editor Charlsie Bocell. Reluctant to attempt to record the lengthy figures without wrtten confirmation, Editor Bocell asked to he ex- cused from th' - meeting. Still remaining on the agenda were the prosident's report and the supenntendent's report. Attending the advertised HEARING were school board members, R. J. Johnson, John Bumgardner, King/Mrs. ROb- ertson, Lewis Vieregge, Supt. Sheffield, tax assessor Stogner, the architect, and Editor Bo- cell. The next regular session, starting at either, 7:30 or 8 p.m. will be held on Monday in the office of the superinten. dent. tractors are moving water lines as the needs are antici- pated. To date the need for moving sewer lines has not been nece~itated. As the con- struction moves to the down town area there is a possibity that man holes, sewer lines and water mains may have to be moved by city workers. Because of the construction, residents are warned that water-service may be inter- rupted at any time because of the possibility of water mair. being hit in the construction process. No shortage of water exists but should the service be interrupted, time will be required for workmen to get the lines back in service. As a safety precaution residents are urged to keep an supply of water drawn for family use for a 24 hour period. The city council ruled out the purchase of a street main. tainer which has been in ser- vice on approval here Citizens of the Malakoff area will have the opportunity to sate themselves on homemade ice cream and cake on Fri. day, September 6. At that time, the First Assembly of God Church in Mal~off will have an ice cream supper at the church. Serving time l gins at 8 in the evening and will continue "until the last customer has been satisfied. Patrons are promised all they can eat at $L00 adult and 50c for children under nine years of age. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the "Speed the, ughr' m ffirr