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!0A~The ~iakoffNews,Thursdayt Dec. 3, !_981 By GREG DENSMORE It was Tuesday night and about an hour had gone by since the Tool City Council had closeted themselves in Mayor Bob Dempsey's office to discuss the "internal operations" of the city's police department. Tool Police Chief Dewey McSwain walked out of his office and dropped a handful of badges onto the desk where Bill Curtis sat. And just like that, Curtis was in -- McSwain was out. Although the former chief resigned his pest a couple of weeks ago to enter private business, it was believed he would stay in office until the end of the month. But he leR Tuesday night, taking with him his personal belongings and Ronny Price, one of the city's three full-time reserve officers. Price, along with McSwain, will join Price Security -- owned by Price's father. In addition, reserve officer Rusty Baker quit his position last week. Approved by the Tool council a week ago, the 39-year-old Curtis vowed to make changes in departmental procedures and said he would "try to make the people of Tool proud of their police." Formerly the police chief in Grand Saline -- he left that position in January of this year -- Curtis will be assisted by Richard Autry, a certified police of- ricer. In addition, Steve Brundidge and Pat Hearon remain as full-time reserve officers and Lee Himes remains as reserve sergeant on a parttime basis. HOWARD O PATTISON -- Attorney at Low -- 105 S, Prairieville (214) 675-8030 ATHENS Divorce .Bankruptcy .Deeds .Criminal I I I Following the council meeting, Curtis as police chief was embroiled in con- run an effective departmerR. said he wanted to keep all certified troversy and played a part in his "My hands are tied," he said in a reserve officers "who want to stay." leaving, recent interview. "You can't run an After emerging from the executive First, a wcll-known Tool man, office like that... I just feel the chief session, Mayor Dempsey expressed the Aubrey McClintock, suffered a fatal has to be in full control." council's confidence in Curtis' ability, heart attack after an altercation in- Apparently McSwain figured he "We think everything is going to turn volving McSwain's assistant, Bill would never gain the kind of control he out fine," said Dempsey. "We think Bill Clark, McClintock and McClintock's wanted. will meet the challenge and make our son, Bill. "I just got tired of it all," McSwain police department something to be Then criticism from some Tool said. "It just wasn't worth it anymore." proud of." citizens over police procedures and So now McSwain is out. Although McSwain says it was low priorities surfaced, followed by Mc- And Curtisis in. pay and long hours that made him Swain's disclosure that he didn't have "I'm looking forward to the resign, the last few weeks of his tenure the kind of control he felt was needed to challenge," said Curtis. By JOHN H. COX taken. L.E. and Dorothy Crouch have no "We feel it must be someone who doubt experienced more joyous knew we were going to be gone because Thanksgivings. it was the first time in years that my The retired couple who have made husband had leR the house," Mrs. this Cedar Creek Lake community their Crouch said in explaining the incident. home for the last 12 years decided last "We left Tuesday and got home about week to make a pro-Thanksgiving trip 3 o'clock Thanksgiving aRernoon. to Garlandtoseetheirdaughter. When we drove up we could see the Upon returning to their Brtdseview front door had been bashed in," she subdivision home after the two-day continued. visit, the Crouches discovered their "Once inside, we saw that whoever house hadbeen burglarized, got our things made quite a mess. According to the Henderson County Dresser and chest drawers were pulled Sheriff's Office reports and a con- out and things were allover the place. versation with Mrs. Crouch, an"Whoever did it knew right where my estimated $2,300 worth of items were husband kept some of his guns," she I ii iiii i i iii Roosevelt Ford Funeral services for Roosevelt Ford, 65, of Ennis were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Chapel in Kemp with Rev. Billy Hatcher officiating. Burial followed in the King Cemetery. Mr. Ford died Sunday in his home in Ennis following a lengthy illness. Friday, December 4 The residents of Cedar Lake Nursing Home will have a sale of their handcrafts, consisting mostly of ceramics and crocheted items. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until sold out. This sale is to benefit the residents with their craft and activity program. r Lake Nursing Hwy. 31 W, 489-1702 Malakoff nnl ,i I II I He was born March 12, 1917 in Gar- vin, Oklahoma and had lived in Ennis for the past 23 years. He was a truck driver. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Ford of Athens and Micheal Ray Ford of Ennis; four daughters, Linda Mingus and Rosemary Rash, both of Athens, Patricia Kirksey of Malakoff and Glenda Sue Ford of Palestine; two brothers, Tom Ford of Jacksonville and C.B. Ford of Kemp; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Williams.and Mrs. Addle Hallums, both of Kemp; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. J.M. Dodson Funeral services for James Mc- Spadden (Mac) Dodson, 65, were held Friday in Whitney. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro. Mr. Dodson died Wednesday following an automobile accident near Granberry. A native of Malakoff, he was born May 17, 1916 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Peel Dodson. Following graduation from Malakoff High School, he went to work for the Texas Highway Department where he became a resident engineer of the North Texas area. During WWII, Mr. Dodson served one year in the United States Navy Seabees and helped to construct bases and air strips in Okinawa. He retired in 1972 aver 33 years with the Corps of Engineers and became consultant for H.B. Zackery with Freese and Nichols, a nuclear project near Glen Rose until retiring in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Frances; one daughter, Dlanne Whippo of Ed- mond, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Faulk, Jr. of Athens; and two grandaughters, Windy Whippo and Tori Whlppo. The Gift of a Loving voice. A Long Distance Gift Certificate on They're fun to give. Easy to send. Christmas Day is the gift of a loving voice Each $20 packet contains four $5 in January. A springtime chat in April. A certificates. And they're accepted by refreshing visit in July. phone companies throughout the U.S. No matter where your special ones and Canada. live, a United Telephone Long Distance This Christmas, give the gift that melts Gift Certificate can bring them home the miles away. It makes a difference on the phone, when you give long distance. I UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF IT TEXAS, INC. GIVE LONG DISTANCE GIFT CERTIFICATES. ff MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Available at your nearest "United Telephone Phone Shop or Business Office. MasterCard and VISA users call Toll,Free 1-800-241-8444 and ask for operator number 147. !i concluded. HCSO deputy Herman Kite's report listed two television sots (one color, one black and white); a .30-.20 caliber rifle; a .22 caliber rifle; a .410 shotgun; a 20 gauge shotgun and an air rifle as missing. Also taken in what Mrs. Crouch believes was a night time burglary, was a three-pound-Crisco can containing an estimated $900 in silver quarters. "I don't know exactly how many quarters were in the can, but we had it full and had the top welded to the rest of the can," Mrs. Crouch said. Although the closest neighbors live across the road from the Crouch's, as of Monday morning, no one has come forward to report any suspicious happenings around the neighborhood during the period the Crouch's were gone. Post Oak Cemeter Contributions Mrs. Bobby (Turlington) Combs, in memory of James Turlington $10 James C & Linda M. Merrill, in memory of James Turlington $25 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Carter, in memory of James Turlington & Mrs. Mollie Smith $15 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tanner, in memory of James Turlington & Mrs. Mollie Smith $10 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Allen $20 Mrs. Clara Jo Davis, in memory of James Turliugton $25 Grover & Johnnie Sims, in memory of Roy Anding $10 Willie V. & Catherine Sims, in memory of Roy Anding $15 Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Price & Madonna Price Lane, in memory of Roy Anding & James Turlington $15 Mr. Alton Allen, in memory of James Turlington $15 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Davis $5 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Carter, in memory of Roy Anding $10 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williams, in memory of Roy Anding $15 Mrs. Mollie Smith Estate by Mrs. Ruby McLain $50 Mrs. Dorothy Wimberley, in memory of Williams and Sims $10 Mrs.Edna Linder, in memory of the Davis Family $20 Mrs. Loomus Sprayberrry, in memory of the Womack Family $5 Mrs. Pearl Dodson, in memory of the Malcolm Family $10 Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Williams $10 Mrs. Earl L. Malcolm $5 Mrs. Margaret Williams $10 Mrs. Minnie Lee Tart $5 Mr. J. D. Cason $I0 Mrs. Kenneth E. Bowning, Jr. $25 Mrs. Dona (O.A.) Carter $50 Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Mattingly $10 Mr. E. E. Ashley $25 Cecil & Gladys A. Dulin $20 Lanell Lee, in memory of Mr. Bill Davis $20 Mr. Jerry W. Gates, in memory of Mrs. Bevelyn Gates Starkes and gran- dparents, Ruben &.Mary Tibbs $25 Mr. C. E. Phillips, Sr. $20 Mrs. Faye Avant, in memory of Horace D. Carter $10 Mrs. B. A. Willingham $10 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allen $20 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williams $25 McLain Reunion $20 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon White $10 Mr. and Mrs, A. N. Brock $I0 Mr. Charlie Jenkins $100 Mrs. Allie Duncan $10 Mrs. J. T. Hayes $20 Mr. and Mrs. William P. Cartlidge $15 Mrs. A. A. Morgan & Marcus Tilson Mr. Ernest Jock $15 Mr. A. A. Wells $20 / .4: MRS. W.B. (EVA) WRIGHT, of Malakoff, has been chosen as Woman oft by the Lake Trails Chapter of American Business Women's Association (~ Making the presentation is Mrs. Bobble Rogers, right, of Malakoff, 1980 of the Year. ( Courtesy photo) Mrs. W. B. (Eva) Wright has been selected Woman of the Year by the Lake Trails Chapter of American Business Women's Association (AB- WA). Mrs. Wright is active in Malakoff civic activities and is assistant vice president of Citizens State Bank. Annually, each ABWA chapter elects one of its members for the award. Selection is based on the member's achievements in her field of business, education and community activities and her participation in the Association. Mrs. Wright is a 1979 charter member of the Lake Trails Chapter having ser- ved as treasurer for that year. She is currently serving as president of the chapter and has served on numerous committies as well as chairman of the ways & means committee. She is a graduate of Malakoff High School in 1961 and attended Henderson County Junior College in 1962. During her five years at Citizens State Bank she has served as a paying and receiving teller and later as secretary to the president. She has attended various bank and self improvement classes. In April she was promoted to assistant vice president. Since living in Malakoff she has set- ved as chairman of the Sclerosis Drive, worked for with the Cancer Fund a] ricer of the Ma!akoff jaycettes.., t hSyh e~Svm ~ rwr~e dc h~d rWe~n B M iW:;~!i Robert. They are members Malakoff Church of Christ. The award was night, Nov. 19, the thly meeting at presentation was made by Rogers, 1980 Woma Mrs. Wright was also the w turkey donated by Food Malakoff. Sharon Leath, a Citizens State Bank, was the brass grape basket dora Line of Kerens. The program was Fannie Mae Vernon, Economist for Navarro program, which was warmly I was concerned with the resources and personal of hints for holiday The Chapter will not month of December. The the Corsicana Chapter for a party at Kinslow House in Dec. 14, The next meeting will 000000000 O00~O00OOO00q Smith Drug & Variety Boxed Xmas cards $1.50 to $3.00.. Xmas paper 69' Tags, bows, ribbons, door panels, wreaths, tinsel tree skirts, ornaments, electric tree tops Plush stockings 98' to $1.29 ............ Toy filled 35's tree lights, flashes, 50's $3.49 ..... 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