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   Mangum Star-News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1976, Mangum, Oklahoma                              T M i THE MANGUM STARNEWS The Mangum Star and The Greer County News combined June Friendly Gfy 89th 1 OKLAHOMA JANUARY SINGLE COPY 15 cents News in Brief Fund Established for Nobles A fund has been established at the First National Bank for and Farrell Noble of Blair whose mobile home was destroyed by fire early Christmas Johnny of a friend of the said the couple lost everything in the He said Noble was paralyzed from his waist an accident at a grain Noble is in an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment of she received in the Nobles wheelchair and leg braces were also destroyed in the Anyone who wishes to contribute to the couple may do so at the State Sales Tax Down The state sales tax in Greer County was down in 1975 by as compared to the same time a year A total collection of was made in the county in 1975 as compared to during the same time in The Mangum state tax collection was down with collected furing the month as compared to the previous year in aty Plans Crackdownon Dogs City Manager Don Taylor announced Monday a crackdown on dogs that are running at especially those upsetting garbage Taylor said that as a result of numerous complaints about the dogs whether licensed or not will be taken to the pound if found disturbing Pound fees are per City Commission Meet Slated The Mangum City Commission will discuss bids for a pickup for the utility department and pipe for gas lines at its Tuesday evening The commissioners will meet at 7 Tuesday at city items on the agenda include action on a lease of the land at the city landfill resignation of two city employes and the awarding of bids for air conditioning at the Assessments To Begin Friday Assessment of taxes for 1976 will begin on A schedule of dates when assessments may be made at Granite and Willow will be announced next according to Mildred Greer county tax Wickersham in Saudi Arabia State Victor is discussing possible exchange of commodities and industry for western Oklahoma this week in Saudi Wickershams Oklahoma City office notified The StarNews Monday that the representative had telephoned the office that he is meeting with King Khaled and his cabinet and Wickersham will return in January for the new session of the state Office Closed for New Years Todays edition of The Mangum StarNews was printed at the regular The StarNews office will be closed Thursday in observance of New Years Two Named to Lodge Positions Maude Smith was installed as Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and Danny Vaughn as Worshipful Master of Masons during installation services held New officers of the two lodges were honored at a reception later in the dining room of the Masonic During the Eastern Star Bonnie Reed and the Larry pastor of the First Baptist gave the Farmers Union Meet Planned Mangum Farmers Union Local will meet in the civic room of the Guarantee State Bank on at 6 Officers and delegates to the state convention to be held in Oklahoma City in February will be according to Gerald Board To Eye Two Greer Cases Cases of two Greer County men will be considered by the pardon and parole board at its 18 meeting at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at The board will consider Isaac Palmer who began serving a twoyear term June 1975 for the crime of seconddegree The board will also consider Jerry Wilson who began serving a oneyear term 1975 for the crime of feloniously pointing a Lodge Improvements Okayed A total of has been approved by the Tourism and Recreation Department for landscaping the parking lot at Quartz Mountain State f Work Is expected to begin in a short time on improvements at the lodge including tennis landscaping and screening for the pool Westbrook Services Held Jasper died 25 in the Hobart hospital after an illness of one Services were held Sun day afternoon in Lovett Funeral Chapel with the pas tor of the Mangum As sembly of God Burial was Monday afternoon in the Pontotoc Pon with Jim Lovett of Graveside rites were held by the Wap anucka Masonic Lodge Westbrook was born in Greer County March the son of and He married Velma Cole at Prairie They lived in Coalgate and Bromide before moving back to Mangum in 1969 following his Surviving are his of the home in Mangum two Winfred West and Clif ford a Mar garet Louise Har den City a David Altus two Gertie Trioma and Nannie and six grandchild Dies 26 Edward died suddenly at his home in Mangum on Christmas Services were held at in the Church of the Living God with Elder Homer officiat Burial was in Riverside Cemetery under the dire ction of Greer Funeral Dodson was born May in and came to Mangum about twenty years He was employed at the com press for a time and did farm Surviving are a Mary Shreve port and a Pearlyne Garrison Dies in Texas Roy Andrew a native of died 25 in a veterans hospital in Big after a fiveyear ill Services were held Satur day morning in Sanders Memorial Lub with burial in The Peaceful Gardens Mini sters officiating were Paul an d Kenon Vandelia Vil lage Church of Lub Garrison was born May at the son of and pioneers of the He was married to Lola Lincecum on 1934 in He was a veteran of World War II and in the grocery business until ill health forced his retire Survivors are his wife a Donald a Tipton two sis Gates and Ralph both of and one Sifuahon Said Critical1 Meeks Resigns Post By LARRY BRISCOE The resignation Tuesday of Meeks left the Mangum Police Depart ment with no officers with more than three months of experience with the Terming the situation as City Manager Don Taylor said the dan ger part is that none of the policemen are from Man He said a complete turnover in the police department has occurred during the past four months with the exception of the police Taylor said that the present policemen are from other places New Ari Blair and The city maintains a force of seven The city manager said that a serious situation exists because the new po licemen have to learn the Ther is dead time between Taylor by the time they learn the they Taylor said that he was not condemning the but the The men are trying and trying putting out 100 percent in When contacted by The StarNews for comment in connection with Meeks re Chief of Police Jake Thompson I will have a statement a little later Thompson said that Meeks had not yet re but went on to He got a better job You cant blame him for The city manager said that state law requires police officers to attend 120 basic hours of lawenfor cement school within their first year of duty in order to be Taylor said that Meeks resignation leaves the Man department with no certified He said that in recent the city has had no problem in meting the state schooling require no one stays a 1st Day To File 12 Tigers Take Win The filing period opens 12 for a fiveyear term on the Mangum Board of The districtone position will be filled at the 27 school Incumbent Jim Howard has said he will not seek another term on the He has served an unexpired term and one full Filing period will open at 8 12 and will at 5 Persons filing for the position must be residents of school district one al though all registered voters in the school district may vote in the Candidates for the post may file with Greer County Election lo cated in the The election will be held in the new gymnasium between the hours of 7 and 7 on Local emerg ency and building fund levies will also be decided at the Tigerettes Lose 3 Charged With Escape Charges of escaping from prison were filed in district court here Monday against three inmates at the Okla homa State Reformatory at No arrests had been made early this The charges were filed against Frederick Moses Ahhaitty alias Fred Oklahoma City Bennie Hammon and John Drum Ahhaitty is serving a sevenyear term from Okla homa County for attempted Cancer Donations Hit Mark Contributions to the can cer fund have reached the This includes proceeds from the bazaar held in early December and cash contributions since that according to Paul president of the cancer Donations are about under the amount made last The during the past several has been the only fundraising event necessary for the county to meet and exceed its On behalf of all the Stumbaugh expresses appreciation for the cooperation of people throughout the BULLETIN Frank Allen died of an accidental gunshot wound Tuesday evening in the He is the son of Vera and grandson of and Ser vices are pending with Greer Funeral seconddegree burglary after former conviction of a Highwalker is serving a threeyear term from Beck ham County for larceny of an Lane is serving a 10year term from LeFlore County for In other court Russell pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of assault upon a police offi He was ordered to serve 10 days in the county jail and to pay a fine of and court Dean pleaded guilty 18 to a felony charge of unlawful pos session of controlled Sentencing has been set for 5 at an inmate at the Oklahoma State Reforma tory at Granite pleaded innocent 18 to a charge of The case is scheduled for the next jury term of district Mangum Tigers ran their season record to 60 with a 6257 win over a scrappy Sentinel team here Tuesday The Tigerettes were not so They dropped their first game of the Trailing the end of the a boys ttmMffi The at halftime but fell behind in the third The Mangum Tigers will play in the Elk City basket ball festival Saturday night at when they meet Regular season action will resume when both Mangum teams travel to Hobart for a conference Coach Jim Ed Bull has announced the following scoring statistics for the first five games of the season Shawn 14 points per game average Ricky Greg Kenneth Marc and Randy Slaton js Jop re collecting bounds during the first five Other rebounders are John 27 Greg 25 Kenneth Davis 21 Marc 16 Ricky 12 and Randy White Christmas 1st in Many Years A picturesque snowfall on 23 and 24 gave Greer county its first white Christmas in many Added with a second snow during the night last a total of inches of moisture was according to the records at Sandy Experiment Land The December snows bring the total precipitation for the year to inches above the aver age of inches for the JEFF 330 Louis had the benefit of a snow blockade last week as he took aim at his with a STAFF PHOTOS by LARRY BRISCOE SNOWMEN WERE a common sight in Mangum The one above at 229 instead of an old black sports a cap with the See Oklahoma First   

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