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   Muldrow Herald (Newspaper) - July 31, 1969, Muldrow, Oklahoma                                URitl droai ferato 5o ' .    SEQUOYAH COUNTY'S NEWEST LEGAL NEWSPAF V . Volume 5 Muldrow, Oklahoma   74948',, Thursday, July 31, 1969 Number a Marshall Fired After S a I v a g e Is Being Y a rd Moved , -Three Muldrow residents congregated at the Muldrow City Hall last Thursday night and fired the MuldrowassistantMarshall, William Henry Morgan, apparently for doing too good of a job of keeping the Peace in Muldrow. The firing of the peace officer was executed the following night that Morgan used force on getting a drunk   into his police car. The incident was at the Metheny Drive In and four boys were on the parking lot drinking and were arrested by W.H. Morgan. Three of the boys got into the police car, the fourth refused to do so. "     After ordering the boy in the Preparation for the moving of the- Allen Salvage Yard of Muldrow began Monday Wren the new iers~ set fire tp-thergr&ssHHid- weeds that has hidden the salvage yard for the past months. George Allen, a Muldrow resident, announced Monday that he has sold the .salvage yard Bind the entire lot of salvage parts and cars will he moved. Sightseers from all parts of Muldrow drove by the salvage yard Monday afternoon to see what was causing all the smoke. A number, of tires and cars burning a long with the weeds and "grass, sent a huge column of black smoke hundreds of feet into the sky. The loading of the salvaged cars began Tuesday morning. The moving of -the 415 car bodies and other salvage parts -is-expected--to_take_ahout_2__ months. Allen is a life long resident of Muldrow and operated the salvage from 1957 to 1966. Future planls are to level up the 7 1/2 acre tract after it has been cleaned up. ANNOUNCEMENT Mrs. Norma Lind, Muldrow hand director, has announced that the 7th grade band students will begin fall band practice Monday morning, August 4 at 9 a.m. in the band room at the high school. This practice will be for 7th grade band members only. Baseball Teams Co To State The Muldrow Prep Baseball Team won the District #2 tournament championship held in Salina, Oklahoma Saturday night, entitling them to participate in the O.K. Kids Association Sate Tournament. Friday night, they met Jay, Oklahoma in a nine inning game. The first 4 innings of play both teams remained scoreless. In the 5th inning Jay scored one run, with Muldrow coming back in th& 6th inning to score one run. They remained tied until the top of the 9th inning when Muldrow scored 6 runs. Danny McConnell pitched the first four innings with David > Rhodes pitching the remaining 5 innings. _____Saturday night's game started off with Muldrow scoring five runs in the First inning. Their opponent, Cleveland, Oklahoma, scored one run. In the third inning, Cleveland scoredagainwith one run. In the top of the 7th inning, a home run hit by pitcher-Danny McConnell with one man on ba9e gave Muldrow Preps a, 7 to 2 lead oyer Cleveland." Cleveland remained scoreless in the bgttom of the 7th inning. Danny McConnell pitched all 7 innings of play. Coaches Glenn Wjiltmer and Charles McConnell, commended both their out field and in fielder with   having   contributed with spectacular defensive plays during the game. In Friday night's game, Archer Ryan, second baseman, was credited with 5 assists. He also participated in a double play in Saturday's night game. Carnell Bush, shortstop was credited with the same number of. assists in Saturday's game. Danny Bush, center fielder in Saturday night's game threw the ball from deep center field to get an out on third base. Terry Russell made an outstanding unassisted play at first base. Boyce Fouts, playing shortstop, in Friday night's game, made a spectacular stop of a ground ball and threw a runner out at first. These (pays made Muldrow look like pros. ^Lyndon Emberton, playing left field caught a fly ball that spectators declared to be a home run at first sight. David Rhodes, third baseman and pitcher, and Eddie Rhodes, catcher, play their usual steady and errorless ball contributing -to- the-game-whlch-gave the team their trophy. Others who played were Andy Quails, Ronnie MorganandDa: Shamblin. The O K Kid Association State Tournament will be held in Muskogee on July 31 through August 2 with Muldrow meeting District #5 on Thursday afternoon at 6 p.m. . VOTERS PASS BOND ELECTION The Voters of the Muldrow School District okayed the sale of $45,000 of bonds in an election held Tuesday. The sale of the bonds will be helcr~Tuesday night, August 12." Proposed for construction is phase two of the building program at the Muldrow grade school which calls for six class rooms. The Muldrow School Board, in all probability,' will advertise for -construction- bids as spon as possible after the Dondsaresold.: Although the weather was perfect for an election, the turn out was very light. Only 142 people turned out for the election. 133 voted for the sale of the bonds and 8 against. One ballot was mutilated and could not be counted in the results. D^NNY McCONNELL IS. TAKEN TO HOSPITA L Danny McConnell, the starting pitcher for the Muldrow Prep Baseball Team, was taken to St-Edward's Hospital Monday afternoon with stomach pains that were diagnosed by the attending physir cian as food poisoning. Danny was treated and released from the hospital. DBnny's mother, Mrs. Charles McConnell, reported Tuesday that he was up and around, but still pretty weak. The* Preps are scheduled to play July 31 at Muskogee in the first round of the OK Kid Association State Tournament. It was not known Tuesday whether Danny would be ready to play ball by that date or not. FORMER PASTOR, REV. ROY RUST, TO "PR EACH Rev. Roy Rust, will preach for both services Sunday, August 2, at the First Baptist Church in Muldrow. Mrs. Rust will also be present. Bro. Rust served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church in the late 40's and early 50's and was well known to the community. Bro. Rust now resides in Tahle-quah and has been retired for several years. The above picture was made in 1951. THANK YOU The Muldrow Board of Education and the administration would like to express theirappreciation to the voters of the school .district for their support at the bond election held July 29, Construction on the new building will begin at the earliest possible time. car a number of times and the boy wouldn't do so, he (Morgan) lowered the boom on ,him with the barrel of his pistol. The following evening, theClfcy Councilmen were having a meeting at City Hall in connection with the proposed community center when all councilmen, except Mayor Jim Cook, left the meeting to havea meeting of their own. Three, Jim Treat, Hershel Rogers and Billy Joe Plank, voted to fire Morgan., Jacobs did not vote.on the dismissal. Cook was told later that the decision had been made to fire Morgan. Little or no investigation of the incident was held and it!ap-7Z^red~th�Tnay^e7the council-men wis just looking for an excuse to fire Morgan. * (Morgan had a run in earlier with one of the three councilmen when he was asked to drop a charge of resisting arrest against the coun- do so:) '        'p'! ��� i A check with the Muldrow City Clerk, Billy Barnes, revealed today that unless he or someone that is designated by him, takes the minutes, the meeting is illegal. In a number of interviews this week, it was found that individuals, and businessmen contributed the few breakins to the constant patroling of assistant Marshall Morgan. One businessman, Ted Stamps, had nothing but the highest of praise for Morgan, especially after yandals hit his store only a few nights after Morgan's dismissal. Paul Tyler, who lives on the corner of Circle Drive and Main Street, reports that Main street was nothing but a drag strip until Morgan was hired, but since it had become a quite street. Vaughn Pratt, Muldrow's City Judge, informed your Hera Id that during the June 2 through July 7 period, Morgan had a total of 38 cases "This was more than any other mar shall has ever had in a five week period," said Pratt. Other Muldrow persons praise Morgan while others critizehim. But the fact remains that the man was fired and is off the job. The question does remain. Can the councilmen fire a person if they do not have an official meeting? QUARTERBACKS TO MEET EACH MONDAY NIGHT The   Muldrow  Quarterbacks First shipment iet.ves Allen's Salvage. have begun meeting each Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Muldrow Gym. Officers- have not been elected yet for the 1969-70 school year, but will be in the near future. All past members and interested persons are urged ta attend.   

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