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Malakoff The Hea of  Ptmim To'riy of Single Copy YEAR - NUMBER 44 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY - November 20, 1975 Service Malakoff com- Thanksgiving service held at the First Methodist Church, Nov. 7 Rev. Samuel of the Malakoff ' of God Church, will the Thanksgiving The Chancel Choir of United Methodist i, under the direction of Gayle Smith, will It a Thanksgiving anthem. Thanksgiving music will be pre- Mrs. Haynes Knox. host pastor, Rev. A. Hutchins, extends a cordial invitation this special Thanks- worship service. A will be provided. Yard Sale garage sale is Saturday by the a girls' young group of the First of God of Malakoff, be held at 318 31 East, next door Funeral Home. in the church is out their junk, a for the church All items will be priced. Tickets will go on sale annual Supper sponsored by the Malakoff chairman Jerry the $1.50 tickets from any is scheduled fo the same day as the Christmas Parade, 8 p.m. Hinkle families might like the Christmas parade on out to the annual chili TIGERS OF THE WEEK -- victory over Grand Saline Tigers of the Week Blake 38-21. Both boys scored two Grimes and Mike McDowell touchdowns each. McDowell pose this week with another had an interception and a Tiger, the Malakoff High fumble recovery to his credit. School mascot following their Both played outstanding part in this week's resounding defensive and offensive Tigers Turn Giant Killer In Last Game Of Season Malakoff's Tiger football team did not win the 13-AA district title this year, but Friday night they played like champions, humiliating the Grand Saline Indians 38-21. And though the Tigers didn't take district, the Tigers playing giant-killer figured prominently in the final standings. The Tiger scoreless tie with Brownsboro coupled Friday night's loss to Mabank robbed the Bears of the title. And had the Tigers failed to destroy Grand Saline last Friday, Grand Saline would outstanding, particularly Sullivan and Townley, Smith said. In all, the Tigers gained 421 yards in the game. Malakoff trailed Grand Saline Friday night until 21/2 minutes before the end of the first half, but the second half was all Malakoff's, as the Tigers capitalized on Grand Saline's errors and scored almost at will putting on the best offensive show of the season. Malakoff was unable to Springs Dinnerlast Friday games, so Coach John Smith merely named them both Tigers of the Week, rather than designate one as offen- sive and one defensive player of the week. [Staff Photo by Tom Herline] score on its first possession after receiving the kickoff, but Grand Saline did. Taking the Malakoff punt on their own 45, the Indians moved it methodically down to the five where it was first and goal. For three downs, the stalwart Tiger defenders turned back Indian ball carriers, but with fourth and a half yard, David Carroll barely inched the ball across with 1:12 left in the first quarter. The conversion was good, and Malakoff was See FOOTBALL, Page 5 have taken home the title. Groups To Bolster Mabank, district champ this year, barely eked out a last-second win over Malakoff with a field goal to defeat Malakoff 10-9. "We had a fantastic effort night," Coach School Board To Set John Smith said in reviewing Springs Metho- the victory. "We were deter- will serve dinner mined that Grand Saline was Nov. 21, at the church not going to get a piece of tle at 6:30 p.m. Chic- district title." and all the Our student body and fans will cost $2 per were out in force - almost as $1.50. All many from Malakoff as from go into the building Grand "Saline, Coach Smith said. And that helped make a Deadline difference. He singled out Mike newspaper will be McDowell and Blake Grimes a day early next week as Tigers of the week, but did of the Thanksgiving not designate them as Educational Guidelines Faced with a $75,000 increase in local fund assign- ments for next fiscal year, Malakoff School District's board of trustees plans to set educational objectives to serve as guidelines in budgeting for the 1976-77 school year. "The three Rs," best education possible," "quali- fied teachers," a combination that makes available college basics as well as vocational programs, were among the priorities discussed as the trustees began preliminary discussion of guidelines Mon- day night at the regular meeting of the MISD board. Specific goals will be set at a subsequent meeting, the trustees agreed. "What are the priorities?" Supt. Jack Murray asked the trustees. "What is the fun- ction of our schools. Are taxpayers willing to bear the burden of a good school? In reviewing our records we find no guidelines to tell us what to do as a school system. There are no objectives. "There are major decisions affecting the school district coming up in coming months," he continued. "We will be working with teacher groups. We will be looking at band, athletics, our entire call an extra meeting for the Monday night's meeting next three months as the started at 7 and adjourned trustees begin considering five minutes before midnight. teacher contracts, and next Trustees again tackled the year's budgeting problems, problem Monday night of a Yule Parade Entries Entries are coming in slowly for the annual Malakoff Christmas Parade, according to Jerry Hinkle, chairman. The parade will be Tusday, Dec. 2, at'4 p.m. Hinkle urged any person or group planning a float to contact him immediately at 489-1500. In the meantime, bands are being lined up, along with other attractions. The Rotary Club, which is sponsoring the event, has called on local merchants to provide funds for the prizes, which include a $50, $30 and $20 first, second and third prize in each of three cate- gories. In addition there will be a $50, $30, and $20 first, second and third place prize for the best float depicting the parade theme. Sought Categories included in the competition will be churches, schools, and civic organiza- tions. Commercial floats will be welcome, but will not be judged in the competition, he said. "The Spirit of Christmas '75" will be the theme of this year's parade, Hinkle said. "The Rotary Club is the vehicle by which the parade is put on and promoted," Hinkle said, "but we know it is impossible for us to do it ourselves. Everyone must become involved." Hinkle said that four bands have been invited to partici- pate in the parade, Kerens, Trinidad and Malakoff High Schools, and Henderson County Junior College Band and Cardettes. Tuesday noon been moved back noon, and resi- to call or bring or news of any kind to get it in on or Monday. will return to schedule the week -- Membem their topl om heal im4eas and High School the variations in them during Radio Team won the past four years. The team that category in did its own research on the Land District last subject. They'll go to the area against contest this Saturday and They based program. What are our priori- ties? Do you want to be Jr High Bathrooms involved in setting these objectives? Do you want the community involved to see if they wanttopayforcertain Called Deplorable objectives?" "It's got to start right here with this board," board presi- dent Clay Estes said. "If we set specific objectives, I want Saturday Blood Drive to seesomeinputfromthis board. ,It is our respon- sibility. ' Estes made an informal poll Several blood groups are expected to be formed in conjunction with the city-wide blood drive scheduled for Malakoff Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Jerry Hinkle, chairman. The Stewart Blood Bank's mobile unit will spend all day on the Food Fare parking lot as Malakoff tries to reach an announced goal of 100 pints, Hinkle said. The girls' athletic depart- ment, under the leadership of offensive or defensive players Coach Gary Ashlock, will be of the week, since both played out this week helping take outstanding games on both pledges, Hinkle said. "The offense and defense. Both had drive is really going good," he a pair of touchdowns, said. McDowell intercepted a pass Anyone who feels they can and covered a fumble, get a group of 20 people or Smith also paid tribute to more together to form a blood David Brown who played his donor group is asked to first game as defensive end. contact Hinkle at 489-1500 for The entire offensive line was details of how such a group can be formed to guarantee blood availability for every member of the group. If you are a member of a blood group, Hinkle said, you and your family is guaranteed all the blood they may need for a year, provided a certain number of units of blood are donated from the group. Any groups contemplated need to be set up prior to Saturday, Hinkle said. Hinkle said he hopes that out of this drive comes a regular quarterly com- mitment to bring the mobile blood bank here. "A blood drive is one of the most humane things you can do for your fellow man," Hinkle said. "And at the same time you provide a sort of insurance for yourself." Hinkle mentioned that any- one wishing to do so may designate blood for Richard Tanner or O.B. Cook who have recently undergone open heart surgery. Among the groups with whom Hinkle has discussed forming a blood group are the following firms and organi- zations: Food Fare, Royall Chevrolet, Malakoff School Teachers, Citizens State Bank, Texas Clay Products, Reynolds Aluminum and Cedar Lake Nursing Home. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 65, according to Stewart Blood Bank. However, 17-year-olds may donate with parental permission. A person over 65 must have a doctor's consent to donate. The whole donor process takes less than 30 minutes, a Stewart spokesman said. A brief examination is made, including a check of temper- ature, pulse and blood pres- sp:e, as well as a short medical history. The blood hank is equipped to process 16 donors per hour. of the trustees concerning objectives. "The basis of all education is the 3 Rs," Royce Massingill commented. "I believe every parent wants the best education possible for his child at the cheapest cost possible," Eddie Grimes said. "Some people don't think they are getting their money's worth now." "If you don't have qualified teachers, you can forget about the whole thing," said Homer Ray Trimble. "You have to upgrade the teacher staff. Get some that are able to get out and move around." Sam Tanner, agreeing with Grimes' statement that the best education at the best price was most desirable, attacked the framework of today's educational programs as it is now financed and supplemented by government programs and special funding. He said it would be very difficult to put together effective guidelines. "A lot is done through the principals and superinten- dents," he said. He also said he was fearful of putting his name on guidelines that would be changed every few months. Jimmy Mattingly said he felt each student should have available studies at a level that would qualify him for college if he wished to go, but that courses should also be geared to provide basics in a trade for those unwilling to attend college or unqualified for a college education. The boaxd will look at school system objectives in more detail at its next meeting, the group decided; and set a special meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 2. Because monthly meetings have been running to mid- night and later -- over five hours -- the trustees voted to esmp,  t mum in that contest. The team is [from left] Ralph Hopper, Mike McDowell, Bill Mullins, Toby Smith and Jimmy Morris: [Staff Photo] Bathroom facilities at Malakoff Junior High School are deplorable, and correction of the situation was listed as a top priority need at the school by principal Lionel Duncan during Monday night's school board meeting. During a question-and. answer session following a report to the board, Duncan told the trustees the architects designed the bath- rooms with no windows or ventilating system. As a result, the rooms are hot and smelly, up to 110 degrees on a hot day, he said. He said every attempt is made to keep them clean, but that it was impossible to prevent odors in warm weather. The gymnasium dressing room facilities are worse than the bathrooms, Duncan said. The boys' bathroom has two commodes and one urinal, Duncan said, and the girls bathroom has three commodes. They serve a student body of 175. An added problem, he noted, was the lack of water pressure that makes it impossible at times to flush the toilets. Ina lengthy question and answer session, Duncan discussed with trustees various subjects ranging from discipline problems to reasons why there are no black cheerleaders or majorettes at the junior high school. Duncan indicated there has been some vandalism, the most notable the breaking of 11 windows just before Halloween, miscellaneous thefts during school hours, mostly in the gymnasium dressing room, and some problems with in-class dis- cipline. In answer to a question, Duncan said he felt he could handle another 65 to 75 See JR. HIGH, Page 5 From This Corner By Tom Herline I read an article in a magazine the other day about how to organize your work. It's a great idea. I'm all for it. I arrive at work every day fully intending to organize my day so that at day's end I'll have a clear desk, lots of work accomplished, and will have impressed my business associ- ates with the efficient dis- patch with which I have disposed of all the tasks assigned. The theories of organization seem simple. Many people I know have mastered both theory and practice. But when I start to get organized, the more disjointed everything seems to turn out. Look at my desk now. It's half-full of football pictures two weeks old. Another half is covered with an assortment of notes from others to me, notes from me to me, notes from me to others which have not been delivered, and numerous tele- phone numbers {I guess they're telephone numbers) without names. The other half is devoted to a cluttered file basket, a clock no one remembers to wind, a telephone index pad, three assorted coffee cups, and a sign saying "Do It Now." In case you just added up the halves in the prior pare- graph, it adds up to more than a whole. Well, my desk adds contract for collection of delinquent taxes. After setting specific guide- lines and eliciting a prelim- inary agreement from a repre- sentative of McReary and Huey law firm at last month's meeting, the trustees received a letter from the firm promising about the same tax collection program as was in effect last year. The board had criticized the firm because many delinquent tax accounts date back a decade or more and suits have not been filed or taxes collected. Some $80,000 in back taxes are on the dis- trict's books. The district budgets 5 per cent in uncollected taxes each year. The trustees instructed Tax Collector Gary Lewis to con- tact other tax collection attorneys to see if. they are interested in the district's collections. They also instructed Supt. Murray to write to McReary and Huey outlining specifically what the district wants done about filing suit against delinquent tax payers. The trustees have indicated they want to pursue col- lections of every tax account that is over two years old and over $50, with some excep- tions that take into account hardship situations. Trustees accepted a bid of $134 for insurance of $15,990 worth of band instruments. The insurance policy has a $50 deductible clause. The only other bidder was Dunlap Insurance with a bid of $200. The trustees also discussed what value to place on school district buildings and contents as a preliminary to letting bids on the buildings in January. It was agreed Estes, Gary Lewis and Murray would try to work out valuations based on standard guidelines and report back to the trustees. After reporting on the $15,000 settlement received by the school district on a three-year-old lawsuit on a defective roof at the high school, the board voted approval to a committee's acceptance of the settlement, and authorized Estes to sign the necessary documents clearing the roofing firm, in exchange for the payment. The board authorized purchase of $500 worth of patching materials to be used this winter by school mainten- ance personnel in repairs of the roof, and at the same time authorized the superintendent See BOARD, Page 5 up to more than a whole, and looks it. The old maxim, the hurrieder I go the lAdnder I get applies to me. It seems every project I begin with the self-admonition, "Follow' it through to a conclusion," ends up interrupted before the project is fully formulated in my mind. This column is a good case in point. I intended to do it Monday. The typesetting department demanded it Tuesday morning. Here it is Tuesday afternoon late, and I'm just now getting it done. And it's just as dieorganizel as my day has been. But tomorrow, I've got to get organized.