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,flog In Ransom Demanded from Athens Daily Review "Drive Friendly" sign. He was his family, whom the caller saia Woodrow Walker, president of told that he should be unac- was being held hostage. D First National Bank, was at companied and that upon There was some belief that the home in the Black Jack delivery he would be instructed bomb threat was a hoax. , and Mrs. Walker was where "bombs" were planted at Sheriff J. W. Brownlow said he r salon in Athens about his home. received a call early Wednesday Wednesday, dispelling to Police, sheriff's officers, Texas from Chief of Police Dave Harris the bomb threat on Rangers, the FBI, and officers of that Walker has been demanded ,'s life unless he deliver the Department of Public Safety to deliver the money to Mur- to a designated point at waited anxiously near telephones chison. Harris received the call Wednesday morning until some from Adron Neill, an officer at called Walker word from Walker was received, the First National Bank. Harris at his office They kept radio silence and none called Brownlow. to deliver the money of the officers went near the The call was placed directly to Murchison and place it at delivery point for fear of injury to Walker who motioned for Neill to .... pick up the telephone at his desk. Officers were waiting to Under New determine whether someone would pick up the money. So far as officers knew, the money had been picked up. A patrol was u ni"wners"p --*00being made of the area for Sheriff Brownlow and District Attorney Mack Wallace called the Texas Ranger Headquarters at Waco and asked that a Formerly Barnes Fina helicopter be sent to Athens to assist in the investigation. In the meantime, Mrs. Walker NOW had been located at the beauty salon in Athens and Walk-'-'w HOOVER'S FINA SERVICE safe athome. The bank said, however, that he had not called. The caller, a male, told Walker and two other bank employsee Not A ='= -.,,,,n Station who listened to the conversatiofl that, "Me and mt.s bo, ys have But A Service Station worked hard on . He told them Walker had better do as instructed and said, 'TII guarantee if you're not outside the side door in eight minutes Stop In For Wash, Lube, your old lady is dead." Walker was told to bring $25,000 to a culvert beside the "Drive Flats, Oil Changes, etc. Friendly" sign at Murchison. The callers warned him not to bring any marked bills. The call to Walker was made BUDDY HOOVER, Owner just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Personnel in the bank who knew about the call continued with their work ante the matter of Hwy. 31 & 90 - Phone 489-1502 handling the problem was left in the hands of the FBI, sheriff's office, Texas Rangers, Highway ' Patrol and Athens police. ii The regular monthly meeting ':' of the board of directors of the .:. bank was held at 10 a.m. Walker @ i! deliver the money that had been obtained from the bank vault. The directors were informed of the incident at the close of their :!ii meeting. I P0int System il" uNBuRDENING YOu For Duck Bag When deoth occurs in your fomily, there r ,o many matters to be taken care of, at Limits Used a time when those most affected need all AUSTIN -- The popular "point your attention. We handle those necessary system" for duck bag limits details for you. i:i goes into its second year of use i in Texas when the curtain rises ::: on the 1971-72 waterfowl season CARROLL g LEHR iii t,* *a.. The system is basically the :.i! same as last year, but two spe- ii cies of ducks have been given Funeral Home  a higher point value by the Tex- ATHENS, TEXAS ii:; as Parks and Wildlife C,o- alan. Canvasback and redhead ducks each will carry a 100- 1J kkm mmmm mm mm mmmn m mm m mm m m m m m m m mmm m. mmml EMPLOYEE SURVEY ) Thl mn m "s survey is be" g conducted fo determine the number, m if any, of skilled and semi-skilled workers in the field of m textile manufacturing living in the Mabank area. This survey m is being undertaken for the MABANK INDUSTRIAL m COMMITTEE, which is seeking to locate new industry for m the area. Response has come from a textile manufacturing m company which needs to know of availability of labor in the m area. " ' l Approximately forty to sixty operators of sewing m machines, pressers, hand finishers, cutters and other skills m in the manufacturirog of wearing apparel will be needed in the i event the new industry locates in the Mabank area. I IF YOU POSSESS THE NECESSARY SKILLS OR m HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CLOTHING OR WEARING AP- m PAREL MANUFACTURING OR, ARE INTERESTED IN m TRAINING IN THIS FIELD, PLEASE FILL IN THE . FOLLOWING COUPON AND RETURN IT TO THE m MABANK INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE AT POST OFFICE m Box 265, MABANK, TEXAS. m N J AME ............................ AGE .................... I SKILL OR EXPERIENCE ............... " m ooR00. ................................................. m TELEPHONE.. m ...... CITY ..... i. STATE ZIP point designation instead of last year's 90 points. All other species have the same point rating as last year. The duck and goose seasons are approximately the same as last year, too, with both start- ing Nov. 3. The duck season, however, closes Jan. 11 while goose hunting continues through Jan. 16. The seasons, as usual, were Shooting hours lucks and geese will-be on,' hour be- fore sunrise to :t daily, a change from l/ear when ducks could not aken before sunrise. Bag lit m geese re- main the same e daily and in possession. Daily bag li m ducks will he "one to 10 th possession the maximm umber which i could he takeg ally in two set within the framework re-idays. commended by the U. S. Fish The point stem specifies and Wildlife Service. that "the ' bag limit is reached when the point value of the last bird taken during the day and added to the sum of ducks and hooded mergansers. the point value of the ducks al- Ducks counting 20 points are ready taken that day reaches mallard drakes, pintail hens, or exceeds 100 points." So a hunter who kits a redhead or canvasback first has filled his limit for the day and must cease hunting. Next to the canvasbacks and redheads, the ghest rated ducks are 90-pointers. They are mallard hens, black ducks, wood ducks, New Mexican Page Seven - MALAKOFF NEWS - September I0, 1971 ring-necked and mottled ducks. All others count I0 points, ex- cept for the closed season on all tree ducks. The commission also changed shooting hours closing time for the special teal duck season Sept. 11-19 to "sunset" daily, rather than the "one hour be- fore sunset" as earlier specified by federal regulations. Bag limits are four daily and eight in possession during the Sept. season only. Teal count 10 points in the regular season. An extension was provided on the sandhill crane season, from Oct. 30 to Jan. 30 in the west- ern zone, an increase from 72 days last year to 93 days; and from Dec. 4 to Jan. 30 in the eastern zone, up from 37 days to 58 days. Limits are three daily and six in possession. LE' OUR NEWSPAPER HIT THE TARGET St) hunting for the correct media for your advertising reds. Merchants are on target when they advertise in Jr newspaper because-it takes them into more homes ,n Our community and their ads are read by more peopl e who enjoy an excellent newspaper. Firms know the most likely people to become customers are those who have already decided to buy. By advertising in our newspaper we guarantee you will really bag your game. Start today.