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   Belton Journal (Newspaper) - September 11, 1969, Belton, Texas                                THE BELTON JOURNAL Serving tolton and Area Since 1866 AND BELL COUNTY DEMOCRAT lOc a Copy County Seat of Bell County 103rd Year SEPTEMBER 1969 37 Russelllng Around Criticism is something you can avoid by saying doing nothing and being Re cently this column has no R This column did come out edi torially as strongly opposed to the plague of Belton There we were on fairly safe because the local opposition to Micm has been more unanimous than anything in this town for many R Perhaps in retaliation to our un favorable the little in sects came again to invade our The local people are far in spite of your we humans will prevail and still be here after our unwanted adversaries are R Modern especially in this has come a long These days you can have breakfast in New have lunch in San and have your baggage in R Our Texas Legislature labored long and hard to raise that million extra tax But then it was a quick and easy matter to figure out how to spend As a matter of the revenue had been or before it was If you are in clined to criticize our you should realize that most of our personal finances are run on the same R Expenses are easy to one fellow You meet them ev erywhere you Under new bars can now stay open to 2 if they want Sounds useless to If a man cannot get drunk enough by he just isnt One legislator said he was re lieved to see this session come to an because every time the law making body met it changed his innocent pastimes into R Our Head Coach Jack successful in this could have likewise been successful in because of his flexibili ty for want of a better He is saying this week that our Tigers should be up for the Fri day game against because they lucked out against us last year and eked out a fluke That is a good attitude for our he to seek Then on the following week we go to play which we skill fully beat in the last few seconds the year Meredith with tongue in that Killeen should certainly let bygones be The main of is to play each game as we corne to Concentration on the task at hand is the key to R Now what was I saying Oh on the subject of My only participating since I cannot round up 11 other volley ball is No doubt I excel in this sport in my age bracket among newspaper men in Rod Laver also plays tennis rather He just won the grand slam all the worlds ma jor tournaments for his second I have seen him play in person and on and note one similarity in our We both use one R 1814 was the date Francis Scott Key wrote the words of The Star Spangled Most people can mouth the but only a professional singer can properly carry the which was originally an old drinking The best arrangement is for a loud brass band accompani ment mercifully to drown out the struggling R My Polk County uncle got whip ped for kissing a bride after the He should not have waited three Thought for this week Tomor row is the first day of the rest of your Ponder It may give you the Commissioners Buy Gasr Oil For Bell Vehicles Bell County commissioners court accepted bids for oils and fuels for countyowned vehicles and authorized bids to be taken for antifreeze at the September statutory meeting of the court Monday Bids on the anti freeze will be opened at the regular meeting at 9 Sinclair Oil represented by Fred was the low bid der on with a bid1 of and also entered the low bid on motor transmission o i lubrication grease and hydraulic of Goodyear Service Stores of Tern pie entered the low bid on tires of Powell Supply of Bel ton entered the second low of and Firestone Stores of Temple third with Mobil Oil was second on motor fuels with a bid of and Humble Oil third with Texaco was second on lub Hill to Speak To Lions Thursday Nancy director of the Bell County Rehabilitation Center in which is a participating agency in the Bell County United will present the program at the Thursday noon meeting of the Belton Lions Club at Butchs Res Hill will speak on the re habilitation program now underway at the Center in Joe Pirtle and Joe Guthrie are in charge of the program arrange School Enrollment Reaches Belton Public School enrollment reached an alltime high of students this according to Joe director of This includes in the four elementary 88 in special 732 in junior high and 621 in high Captain Bruce Stacy Wounded in Vietnam Bruce Stacy received word Saturday that her Bruce had been wounded in Tuesday she was advis ed that he suffered severe injury to his left Captain Stacy was wounded a week after he reported for his second tour of duty in and is now in an Army hospital at Chu Chi Stacy is the former Miss Carolyn Katt ricants and with and Mobil third with The court authorized condemna tion procedures on tracts 57 F G and owned by James and 57 A owned by Charles Pem on acquisition on rightof way for Highway The county tax rate for 1970 was set at 30 percent of the market in compliance with last weeks voted tax The bill for from the auditing firm of Vance and Asso ciates of Temple was This amount is for preparation of the county budget for and was described by Belton Commis sioner John Hood Garner as a very good The court signed a resolution asking for the return of lateral road funds to the and discussed briefly the problems of water lines of rural water supply The court has encountered two places in the line in east Bell Coun which is concerned with the construction of These places are where the line was not laid in compliance with engineering plans authorized by the and are now interfering with construction of the new farm There is no provision in the federal loans financing the construction of these water lines for supervision of lay ing of the lines according to engi neering Band Boosters Will The Belton Band Boosters Club completed plans to operate con cession stands at all homefootball games this at the Septem ber meeting of the club Thursday Ben third vice is chairman of the concession Funds from the concession go to the added support of the This the Band Boosters are buying a typewriter for the band and will provide additional storage and other The Bund Boosters also will spon sor the spring banquet for the Marching 100 Officers for the year are and Bertil Mattson presidents and Rass first vice presidents and Robert second vice presidents third vice president Wallace secretary Roy his John new assistant band di was introduced to the Belton High School Football Team of 1969 Museum Installs Makes Plan for Clans Dorman state li installed Roy Sanderforc as president of the Central Texa Area Museum at Salado in a spe cial meeting Saturday afternoon a 5 Winfrey also was th speaker for the talking on The Role of the Trustee in the Small The speaker stressed that the trustee may be an authority in his field or an interested amateur but he must be vitally interestet in the welfare of the Other officers installed in the ceremony with Sandcrford were Fort firs vice president David H second vice president Miss Cora Jar Sterling C Robertson will continue as execu tive New trustees from the area in elude Hal ley Belton Arch Me Killeen Ref Linus Frederic of Copperas Cove and Narvic Caperton 01 At a 2 meeting Saturday the Scottish Council planned the 89 Gathering of the Scottish Clans in under the sponsor ship of the Central Texas Area Registration fee was set ut to include attendance at the dance piping contest and athletic and a registration card will be required before tickets to the Ceilidh or Tartan Ball can be Student registration will be 50 cents and children under 12 will be admitted Admission to the Ceilidh and Ball will be Cecil Berry will enter Scott and White Hospital Thursday for United Fund Heads are Named Division chairmen and cochair men for Belton United Fund Drive for 196970 are announced by Don drive All chair men and cochairmen will be guests of the United Fund at a planning luncheon at Butchs Friday at 12 The goal is a 15 per cent increase over last Kelly said that at that time the duties of each division will be dis cussed briefly and the scope of UF Belton United Fund serves all residents of the Belton Independent School as well as city of Belton The downtown drive effort will be concentrated on with the porchlight conducted by the Belton Teen tentative ly set for Mail campaigns are planned Kelly said in announcing the that one drive for all agencies is much simpler and more convenient for business houses and for drive We have 12 agencies in our United and one concentrated drive has proved to be a better solution than a drive a month and wu would have to have at least one drive each month to meet our Division chairmen are named fVst in the following listed areas Mary HardinBaylor Robert Whitis Fred Porter Industrial Roy Cochran Boyd Waters Commercial Em Lane Glenn Turn Larry Baird Bill Elliott i United Fund Committee Chairmen Griggs OutofTown Elmer Hays Large Gifts Kelly Large Elmer Rass Rhodes Johnnie Jack Pitt man Leroy Kemp County State Federal Halley Frank Turner Pub lic Barnes Fort Chamber of Commerce Manager Robert Me Elroy Tom Miss Virginia Capps and James Rus Kelly said that at least 70 drive workers will be utilized in making the various contacts in the business and residential These are the people who will put our drive and the ones to whom we say in advance thank you for your services and Participating agencies and their allocations are Belton Youth Cen Bell County Society for Crippled Boy Red Belton Salvation Girl Texas United Bell County Council on Beltou Disaster Belton Boys 800 pledge loss Addressing Students Tanner Calls for 10Year Development of College In his opening address to the 196970 student William of Mary Har dinBaylor talked of needs of the 125yearold college in the Design for the Decade of the speaking in a col lege chapel said begins our 125th year of continuous 234 Football Boys In Belton Grades 7 thru 12 If anyone doubts that Bellon is a football the figures shoulc remove all In the 1969 football program which covers the seventh grade through high school there are 234 boys Head Coach and Athletic Director Jack Meredith said Tuesday when he spoke to the Rotary Club at Rivei Forest This 234 figure compares with 195 for the year and 172 and 150 the two preceding years showing an annual Meredith pointed oul each boy represents about in equip rnent so this is an expen sive On the other hand the gate receipts in recent years have been quite This the coach there are 30 varsity 34 on the B 50 in eighth and ninth grades and 70 in the seventh Regarding this years the coach admitted we have a fine which is rated variously from seventh to tenth in the we will probably the slowest team in the re as we lost our speed Ford and from last These big heavy joys will have to lose some weight and make up for a lack of speed in some other The Tigers have 13 returning and four back from all There will be 11 letter men on both offensive and defen sive starting There have een hard twoaday Meredith and not one boy has aeen a which pleases me very After giving a general rundown on the linemen and backfield Meredith emphasized that he Belton schools insisted that heir football boys be good citizens and have aboveaverage Arthur Potts was toastmaster and introduced Coach Meredith vho is beginning his third year as he helm of the Belton win ners of last years 13AAA During his 18year coaching career his record is Club Bill re ninded members that there would be no luncheon meeting next but that there would be a oint meeting with the Killeen and emple clubs at at Bend NEW BOND SERVICE N OPERATION Beltons newest business is the A Bond operated since 1 by Glenn Offices or the bail bond service are iir the vettsSissorn building on North iQ Those who have most to and re willing to will find the most Samuel Smiles We have operated longe under the original charter than any other college in w strongly There are othe colleges who would argue thi but we have heard rumor about their charter Mary HardinBaylor College ha 26 100 acres of land ii and another 175 acres to tin west and 14 acres to the south and we are all here working fo the common purpose of In a 10year design for expan the college needs a studen a new administration build ing and a new learning The 10year pattern includes the micro to be held in January fo the first time in new learn ing centers and communication channels which would greatly in The also hopes to materialize video learning on a controlled basis anc generally increase cur riculum and learning capactities within the Tanner The president told the group tha Mary HardinBaylor plans to bulk her enrollment to student and to build up the present million Special guests at the chapel pro gram were pastors of area Baptisl and other denominational churches Bids Open 14 On City Water Main 14 at 3 is the date set by the Belton City Council to open bids for the 14inch water main from the Lake Belton water City Manager George Fer rell told the Council at the Sep tember meeting Tuesday We must get the lake supply in use before the peak summer use iir The Leon Heights well pump burned out Tuesday morn Repairs on the well were order ed but for a few two of the citys four deep wells are out of Ferrell stress ed that the city probably will suffer water problems next sum mer if the Lake Belton system is not in The city manager reported also that Bell County Water Control and Improvement District from which Belton is to buy treat ed will have plans for the hreemillrongallon storage tank and 21inch line available early next The WCID will build he storage tank and the 21inch ine to the city The city will build the 14inch rnairr for distribution of the The manager added that the city might as well make other plans for construction of an over read water storage since IUD apparerrtly will have no and continually finds ways o reject Beltons Bond funds voted in March 1966 ivill be used to build the 14inch water Ferrell reported also that the assessment paving program in Mil er Heights is progressing nicely after getting off to a slow The Council approved the man agers recommendation that f the water contingency fund be ransferred to the general The money will be used to buy he type of pump needed for re pair of water main and robabiy for purchase of a sani ary land fill if negotiations can be complete for such a Tiger 8 Tigers Tangle with Mexia To Open Football Season By GEORGE ALDRIDGE Will the Mexia Black Cats us the power of superstition to foi the Belton Tigers again this year Belton fans dont bet anything o as the morale and physica strength of the Redmen are a their utmost Much credi should be given the Tigers coach ing staff as they have amasse another aggressiv tackling squad that has diligentl prepared itself for three weeks Mexia sneaked by Belton 181 last year in what partisans cal a fluke Facing Mexia at home this yea on 12 tomorrow the Tiger will have five offensive and si defensive starters returning from a 92 13AAA district champio They tangle with an op ponent that is not expected t Type of School Buildings Chosen The Belton School Board o Trustees selected the type of con struction to be used in additiona classrooms at Leon Heights Ele mentary School and at Belton Junior High at the Sep tember meeting of the board Tues day The board reluctantly abandon ed hopes to have the Leon Height addition operational by midterm of the current school Bid for construction of both schoo units will be let at the same time and completion date is for the opening of school in Septembe George of the Fort Worth architectural firm authoriz ed to proceed with plans prepara said that cost figures wil be available early next week since construction type has been deter It is anticipated that costs will exceed the amounts allowec in the June bond issue election Offering bids on both buildings at the same time is expected to re duce costs since contractors can buy in larger lots and will have equipment on The added classroom space wil be the open area and will be Beltons introduction to team The board voted to place 000 of the bond money on six months time deposit in Peoples National Bank at 6Vi per cent This interest gained will be used in helping to make inital interest payments on the entire bond In other business the board set the tax rate at per designating for maintenance and operation and 46 cents for interest and sinking fund and approved the request of Radio tation KTONFM to broadcast Belton High School athletic The board also voted to give ess than an acre of land to Bell bounty for construction of a coun y The land is located west of the Belton Auction Lcroy Kemp Heads Ministerial Alliance Leroy pastor of the irst Baptist was elected president of the Belton Ministerial Alliance at its meeting Tuesday Other officers elected Matthew Trammel of he Bethel AME vice president and Bill Richardson f the Church of the New ministers in the city who were present for the first time at he meeting were Francis Smythe of the First Christian Church and Millard Rucker f the Zion United Methodist The Alliance voted to encourage tie churches of Belton to support he Texas Jaycees in their effort o get letters approving of he right of American Astronauts o read from the Bible on space The annual community Thanks giving service was The ervice will be held Wednesday at at he First Baptist Paul Slackstock of the First Baptist hurch and Richard Crain of the First United Methodist Church will be io charge of the match last years 8AAA dis trict but quickness and potential are apparent among five offensive and four defensive hold overs and nine other The imposing Tiger lineman of Charlie Rex Tim James George Du Marvin Weir and Jack have definite targets to feast upon in a dangerous tail back Benjie Reed 180 and quar terback Steve Another topgrade Mexia performer is split end Charles and it will be Bobby Larry Clyde and Warren Isaac laying the wood to him Friday De fensively the Tigers have a treasurer trove of athletes who are ready to maim the Black with Weir White and Keith Lee having produced excellent pass rushing so On the offensive David Bull Bartek and Roy Kneese at Himmy Stewart at lefthalf and strong striding Cliff Collier at righthalf are ready to deal out severe punish ment to the Mexia led by Eugene Baker and Wayne The Belton offensive line provid ed brilliant protection for Wilson during the Temple scrimmage and the entire line is ready to gen erate gaping holes for the Big Red Joe Bohlin and Jackie Meredith are skulled to aid the Tigers when called Meredith will also handle the vital place kicking The importance of tomorrows game can not be nor can the home town support that will be shown for the team be un Big Red fans will send the Tigers off right by show ing their avid The con quest of Mexia can lead to great er things and give the Redmen the momentum to possibly capture the tripleA crown again this STARTING LINEUPS Mexia Belton Gillmore 155 B Wilson 160 Parker 165 B Bartek 210 Reed 180 B Kneese 180 Harnett 170 B Stewart 180 Danglston 155 C Griggs 210 Jackson 200 G Russell 200 New 200 G Reid 190 Baker 200 T Dulany 185 Campbell 170 T Brown 210 Dancer 155 E Lee 160 Chambers 160 E Meredith 170 Average weight of Mexia Line 177 pounds average weight of the Tigers Line 190 Average weight of Mexia Backs 167 pounds average weight of Ti ers Back 185 CALENDAR of EVENTS Please call 9393366 to plact on the community your program or event call the Journal before you set big event to avoid con Our calendar is made out for the and has most standard events already 11 Lions 12 Home Frances 2 Sportsmans Club work club lodge 5 PNB community 12 United Fund cochair men 12 First football game of season Tiger 8 13 Iris Society rhizome Yettie Polk 8 5 15 Beginner band parents meet with band Bell Historical Survey Com county court Athletic Leon Heights 16 Womens Golf Leon Valley Golf 10 Rotary Club meets jointly with emple and Beginner band parents meet with band 9 lodge   

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