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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas UNIIJY 3 STAR FINAL ill: litllli ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT lOc SUNDAY Auociated S Voter Memorial Day salute Flags such as these in Sweelwater will be flying Saturday, Memorial Day in hon- or of the country's war dead in battles from the Civil War to Vietnam Left to right are Gale Finke, commander of VFW Post 2479; Dempsey Richards, commander of American Legion Post 227; Patty Harris, R, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harris Johnny Woner, 12, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Francis Woner, all of Sweetwater (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Coleman Center's Dedication 'Living Honor' for Sam Cobb By TOM PORTER RpporlPr-Ncws Slate Edilor COLEMAN A company repaid a "riebt" and a local man was given a "living honor" here Friday morning as the Coleman County Community and Teen Ccnlcr was officially dedi- cated. Culling (he ribbon during special ceremonies was Sam T. Cobb, for whom the Center is named. Cobb, 78, is founder of Ihe Cnleman Mutual Aid Association, which was housed at the rile for many years. In turning over Ihe deed for the building, land, improve- ments anil a vacant lot next door, Richard Lee, president of Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, explained that DIP. Halliburton Co. had rcgrcltod IWilNDEX Amuionenti Church 13- Comfci............. UA 2A 5A 4B Farm TV Leq TV Steui W.emm'i 12B .....7B 10, 11B ......188 13A, 1S-17A ____ 113 17B 17B .....2, 3B moving the firm lo Dallas several years ago and hoped the deed would offset the move. The insurance firm is an affiliate of Halliburton Co. Lee presented Ihe deed, which has a total value of about OOfl to Coleman Counly Judge Frank Lewis. "It is the hope of (he people of Halliburton lhat the premises and improvements will be of benefit lo Ihe people of Coleman County, especially the said Lee. He added lhat the company hopes such a building "will help Coleman get a head start on other communities." C. W. (Wade) Hemphill, retired banker and 'longtime friend of Cobb, made tlie dedi- cation address, describing Ihe center as a "living honor" lo a man who has boon "a fine civic leader bolh wilh his energy and money." Hemphill recalled that about 30 years ago, several Coleman parents decided thai the young people needed a place lo gather. Through the years, (he parents had leen-agers meeting In the schools, downtown, In homes and other places, said Hemphill. During Ihose times, which were "often good and sometimes dis- the dream was for a building. Hcmphill praised Cobh for hts efforts in setting up the insurance company and later helping lo obtain Ihe center. He also pointed out that it "is through the graciousncss of Halliburton lhat we are able lo dedicate this building." Hemphill said he hoped that each individual entering Ihe cen- ter will lake a pledge to de- fend democracy and Ihe free Turn
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