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Gatesville Messenger And Star Forum (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Gatesville, Texas Countys HOME NEWSpaper f he AND GATESVILLE nice place to visit great place to live 17 24 Consolidated September 1907 FEBRUARY 1072 10e Per Copy VOLUME 32 Church to Build Manse 0 Dell Is Named New Presbyterian Pastor Ralph ODell of Clc bt accepted a call from tho Presbyterian Church to become its pas ter as of March lie succeeds Thomas who resigned last June to go to who will preach hs first sermon as the ville pastor on March will ho I he 28th minister to serve the The First Presbyterian Church was or RALPH ODELL 2Rth Contract Let For Water System A contract for installation of distribution lines for a new rural water system in the Topsey area has been awarded to Mustek Construc tion of Topsey Water Supply Cor officials said work on the system is due to begin next with around 24 mil es of line to be Water for the system will be purchased from the city of Copperas The water system is being financed with a Farmers Home Administration loan and Vance the countys FHA said construc tion is also underway on the construction of new lowrent housing units at Turn and The Kvant project is nearing com in Church leaders also ed this week that plans are un derway to build a 3bedroom brick home on church property at 1105 Leon Street as the churchs new The old frame manse at the same loca tion is now being torn ODell and his will move to Gatesville the latter part of this month and will reside in the former Earl Nesbitt home until the new manse is is a native of Ohio and both he and his wife are graduates of Indiana Cen tral College of where he received his degree and ODell a bachelor of music ODell later graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theolo receiving thi cf theology and he also did a years graduate work at Louisville City Hospi tal under the auspices of the University of Kentucky Medical See PASTOR Page 1 Drug landmark Ends Operation Gatesville a landmark among business establish is no The doors closed Saturday at 713 Main where the drug store had been operated over since Its owners Bert Floyd and Don have merged the store with their Foster Drug at 103 North The pharmacy department had been moved to the Foster store last John who owned the Gatesville Drug for many years and who still owns the I building at 713 said he i expects to find a new business j tenant for the downtown i I Johnson j and Baird purchased a drug store on and named it the Gatesville Reesing bought Bairds interest in 1921 and i Johnsons in He then operated the drug store as its sole owner until when he sold to On he sold the remaining Interest to Floyd and Flentge later add ed the Foster store to their An extensive re modeling of the Foster Drug Store was completed in late Blakely to Speak at Annual Meet CC Vote to Choose Directors Underway KERMIT MILLER AND HAASE County board newcomer greeted by veteran trustees Miller Joins County School Board Kermit Jonesboro i Fred Homan of the hog fanner and community Precinct 3 this week was County school board members ed a member of the Coryell County school to fill the six weeks remaining on the un expired term of the late Andrew also of died last Miller has also filed as a candidate in the April 1 election for a full 2year term fin the county board as its Precinct 4 Also tiling for reelection this i week were Haase of and who are in the middle of 2year terms are Precinct 1s Howard Franks of and Pre cinct 2s Hull of Copperas who is chairman of the Coryell County Program was ad ministered the oath as a county school trustee Monday by Haasc has been on the county board since 1931 and has been its since Hull is next in tenure on the having served since Teenage Trio Charged With Burglaries Here 227 Chamber of Commerce members are now marking ballots lei elect seven persons to serve terms on ions board of And as went CC leaders announced that James Wharton Coun ty Junior College professor and noted will be the principal speaker at the cham bers annual Family Fun and Awards Night em March 28 at Gatesville High The CC ticket lists 14 nom with the seven receiving the largest number of votes to be Nominees are in r ol a local iime Johnny Club and Cotton vood Academy golf director iary a barber Joe I i road church pastor and insurance agent of a catalog store Gus auto dealer Charles Hil Star Gas mana Also assis tant supei ol a unit Bobby ol a boat deal Raymond Vesta county treasurer Bobby rancher and oil company agent lire store owner Bobby Don Ernestine and Hunt on the CC Retiring directors are Howard Don Praises Officers Vance Says Decision Not to Run For Office Personal One Auto Victims Widow Asking mages Francis McDonald f was killed when struck by an j automobile Kl east of town is seeking damages a suit filed Monday in I District Court fs in the suit are I McDonalds Francis lean Mackie Dean McDonald and Dianna Named defendant is Jimmy driver eif the Herman is a caseworker at the Gatesville for The accident occurred at on a rainy and Her man told investigating officers he didnt see McDonald crossing the Hie plaintiffs petition claims that the accident was the result of negligence on the part of The was filed for the McDonalds by Michael Mar Lampasas i Three Galesville j 16 and 17 years be i ing held in county jail here Wednesday on burglary charges stemming from a series of re raids including a Thursday night burglary at Ga tesville High Sheriff Cummings said two j of the boys were high school I while 15yearold is a parolee from the Stale Schools for He said the 17yearold suspect on probation after pleading guilty to a theft The 15yearold was to be re turned to the reform school Wednesday Tine three youths were ar rested Officers say they are of two re cent burglaries at the Gatesville Country Club in which was of breakins the Dutch Pantry and Groc and of Thursday nights at the high school Officers said they recovered local manager and caliber shells when the youths were The ol said it was the loot from THE THREE suspects are also being about a bur glary at Alexanders Store in The Taking part in the investigation are sheriffs Texas Hanger Jim Wright and City Police Chief Mike Sheriff Cummings said writ ten stall ments concerning some of the burglaries had been ob from the The high school building was I entered Thursday night by thieves who broke out windows the vocational supervisors and the principals of Some windows in doors in side the building also High School Principal Sidney j Pruilt said between and and a few postage were i taken from the vocational of iad lor Walls In f the local Soil Serv w a r k MARKED BALLOTS are to be returned to the Chamber of Commerce no Inter than Those in by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight that The seven elected will join holdover directors Joe Ken Joe Jack Price JAMES BLAKELY of Wait and Powell Says Buddy Powell and fne of the first duties the Dick j ward of directors will be Fred fC officers for 1972 been president the See SPEAKER Page 1 Dixon Two File In School Board Election Here Voters of Gatesville dis will elect four trustees in the election com ing up April 1 and so far there are only two candidates both Hal hoard piesi will run for a second elec tive 3year lerm as a James is a candidate to fill the term of Fred which lias two years to Dixon been sening on the school board since Nov when he was appointed in Kochs Koch had re I signed hoard post last sum The terms of Dan the Well wail a while and what County Demoi lf hoards vice and era tic Chairman Charles Powell Cotton Davidson are also ex talking Mays Poisons Wow en For County Trapper An in seven cartons of cigarettes and 1 1 boxes of See BURGLARIES Page 1 District Attorney Leslie Vances decision not to seek an elective term in Uie office was a one and was made in the best interest of rny he declared in a statement released this who resides in Clif ton find who has been in the 52nd District for said he will continue in the office until my succes sor has Presumably would be on and the earliest would be after the general election in Only candidates for district attorney are two Gatesville Monday Will Be Holiday for Many Citizen Of Year Nominations Asked Salter and Bob The 52nd District is comprised of Coman Bosque and Hamilton the court in in ryoll having by far the biggest Washingtons The banks and post will be The case In his public Vance praised the quality of law enforcement officers in Co ryell County and especially LESLIE VANCE Much and deep regret commended Sheriff Winfred Below is the text of his statement ON I was sworn in as district attorney of the 52nd Judicial District by appointment of the gover nor of When I was ap pointed it was my intention to seek a full term in office in the next general I have enjoyed serving as district attorney and feel that it is one of the most rewarding experi ences from the standpoint of public service that a man can I have decided to seek election to the office eif district attorney after much thought and deep My decision was based on my best judgment as to what would be best for me and my family and with the assurance that the office of district attorney would be continued in the fine tradition of the 52nd Judicial See DECISION 1 1 Back in 1959 i Chamber of Commeree deemed i it fitting and that a Imder Congressional decree I local should be singled that most holidays be anf honored year for iiii es j outstanding civic will he closed Thus of the Year program First to be was Commen He is leaving They may I Gatesville school system this led to Box year after 21 years as its In the intervening 1 persons have been lioni j the primary criterion ing of tin and post and there edict issued by lenl in a recent tal address forbids use chemical poisons lor the con trol of predatory Her man trapper in Coryell was by Fish and Wildlife Seivice this in the of for bidden an cyanide County Judge i Doug Smith said the trapper been killing four to five wolves a month in this county these It already seemed that w e a losing battle in attempts to protect Any resident of this area can i goals and other livestock from nominate a for thei and other pre award by writing Smith a or filling in the form i Now that cyanide and stryeh printed outlining nine can no b nominees and getting rid ol of nomination will be an even must reach the Chamber of is now no later than theuse of siai this week while money to finance Democratic His comment came after At torney General Crawford Mar tin rulel state tax dollars pay the parly election expense unless the legislature voles an appropriation for iir problem isnt as great as Hial in the urban the DeniDs Powell We al ways operate and of holding a in this county runs and I fees candidates this ill pay only a of I he eost In the filing lees have borne expense this method been un constitutional by federal who has served three terms as a has thai he will definite ly not be a candidate for re Ive been there nine years and I think thats long he I think its lime for someone to do appointed and then elected year If fill the unexpired term of Doug said Tuesday he was undecided about filing for a place on the Now a member of the Baylor Univer sity football coaching is concerned that duties might interfere with his giving sufficient time to the school hoard Candidates for places on the April 1 ballot must file with Kay school board secre Annual Rattlesnake Hunt Opens Saturday Morning One of most novel events a rattlesnake and show and a flea mar ket its third annual run at Saturday and ted to s and v doings are sponsored 1 The event big the found 50 he no mail delivery Soil Conservation The by a spec will I Senice and Fanners Home ministration offices will also he i il this order the late and Fort Hood workers Sybil ie picked ee which ice in clu Year as IOS will flay Robert The academic schools nl the Dyer Gatesville State Schools for Sam may Boys will hold regular f Sidney Joe but it will be a holiday for and Jim Dont let your other employees The the time come tei looked for lack of Humiliation drivers license office on West j lucky 1971 j Taketen minutes and Main will also be and of the who will know y u r Meli Many people this I but only one each year Pow may receive CC President Kenworthy pointed den hunl ing in I be I ight We will do our hesi same ne in pro but there will be a peril nl ol readjustment until wi CHII accomplish all that is Milton Caro stale isor lor the Fish and Caroline also mentioned the possible use nl a trouble shoot ing team should predator problems next Stale Highway Department j receive an engraved personnel will also have a a March 28 Chamber merce plaque at f Com The nomination may be used form Seven Are Fined In County Court Fines totalling were levied against persons pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in Judge Doug Smiths county court Six were charged with and each was fined plus court A man charged with driving while his license was suspended was fined plus court CITIZEN OF YEAR 4H Food Show Slated Saturday I nominate lor of the of the for the reasons The annual Coryell County Food Show will be held in the Na Hank Civic Room in Ga Theshow will be open i to the public Iroin 11 to 12 is invited to at home demonstration Iree recipe evn laining inning foods I will be given lo all those at is re SMOKY MOORE With one fur aliu hunters bringing in 2H5 rattle snakes and a crowd of up to takea look the and This year Lions are shooting for an mark of Kenneth i m is theshow chairman and Kannel Graves publicity They the event w ill scl records this hunt is mary and next will hethe snake pit operated by of Fort Theyll to work with from the doors open the High School cym Saturday Smoky hunter who ha captured hundreds ol this week caught snake more than MX with 11 to Hie Moore has been I ho leading trophy w at pre vious bunts and will ho in again this week end seeking lo repeal his past tri Other hunters I mm all over Hie stale an Another HI tract ion will be a flea Started last the market was a and ites be will more brisk this Table space is sold for per Iher at tract ion w ill bea dunce m downtown dg A Oglesby snake hunt will See SNAKE HUNT Page 1 heing Aii lesby ol the
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