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   Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - March 2, 1972, Corsicana, Texas                                85 ALL PHONE 8722551 TEXAS 75110 1972 29 Youve Got To Be One of the macabre aftermaths of Saturdays flaming truckbridge crash here that claimed the life of Fort Worth truck driver Karl Bernard was this section of the bridge that came to rest in the middle of the the 17foot clearance indicated on the Sun Staff Photo by Larry Warrington in ity Candidates for the April 4 city election have until 5 Friday to file for a place on the ballot with City Secretary Nelda At stake in the election are two seats on the Corsicana City Com Thus the only announced can didates are the incumbents Commissioners Stroube and John are seeking re For it is a bid for a full two year term inasmuch as he was named in a special election in to serve out the unexpired term for former Commissioner Sue Youngblood following her election in 1971 as Corsicanas first woman Stroube has been a member con tinuotisly since his election in 1969 to fill out an unexpired term of former mayor and and had served previously on the City Commission in the early There is no filing fee for a city Eligible to run are qualified electors voters who in the county a year and in the city six months preceding the date of the Corsicana elects two City Com missioners in evennumbered and two its its city attorney and its city tax assessor collector in oddnumbered Nine polling places and presidinf judges for each have previously been designated by the city and publicly CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT 405 Collin Texas 75110 Phone Area Code 2148722551 ARTHUR KEENEY Publisher ALVIN General ManagerAdvertising Director SAAAPENDERGRAST Editor LELANDCOOK Circulation Manager ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates per year or for six months f f B Second Class Postage Paid at 75110 Notice to the Public Any erroneous reflection upon the standing or reputation of any firm or cor poration which may appear in the columns of this paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice of same being given to the editor personally at the Office of Daily Sun Navarro County Commissioners meeting in the commissioners troom this morning approved a new member for the Salary Grievance Committee established by the com missioners during their 15 The name of Downey of Frost was picked out of a cigar box containing names of persons who served on the 13th District grand jury The darwing of the name came after Douglas commissioners one of the com mittee members approved at the 15 Edward had advised the court he would be unable to serve as a member of the When Douglas picked Downeys name from the 4 Billy Hargrove hes a county Would he be eligible The commissioner said the man is employed as a Though he is employed by Navarro County Precinct Douglas com I think we should write him to see if he will After a reading of county bills by County Auditor Johnny a motion by Hargrove to approve payment of the bills passed Other action taken by the County Commissioners included the hiring services of Otto Baker to stripe the courthouse parking I Homer McNabb reported on the progress of a request by the Oakwood Cemetery Association to acquire some old fence owned by the county which is located on land leased for agricultural McNabb said the associatipn representatives in formed him that when the county gets a temporary fence they will be ready to start tearing down the old The county commission meeting regularly scheduled for April 3 was rescheduled for March 31 because the commissioners will be attending a meeting in Austin April The commissioners also took action to reappoint three members to the Navarro County Memorial Hospital These City Judge Arrest Corsicana City Judge Fred Upchurch was arrested Sunday afternoon on a charge of driving while Upchurch was charged with the of fense before Peace Justice Tip ton and released on his personal The peace justice said late this morning that a bond has not yet been set in the The arresting officers were Neal Baggett and police reserve Mike of the Corsicana Police The arrest occurred at Sunday on 2nd Avenue near the intersection of 36th according to Police Chief Don members are Paul Lynn San and Another business item was a letter from Margaret Miller of the Navarro County Library expressing appreciation to the commissioners for a gift which was budgeted to the library this She invited the com missioners the library and see the Near the end of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital ad ministrator Gene Barron requested that the commissioners take bids on an ultra sonic cleaner and a 1972 The commissioners decided to take bids on the cleaner and to take the request for an automobile under other the court approved an expenditure of the sum representing the countys share for purchase and installation of worth of police communication equip The court had previously approved the countys participation in the radio net work which is part of the Heart of Texas Council of Governments Program for uniform law enforcement com HOTCOGs Criminal Justice Council is to assume the balance of the total Elections Coming Almost unnoticed in the flurry of candidates scrambling for state and national offices is the fact that city elections are coming up Voters will be going to the polls in their communities on either April or April to elect new coun cilmen in some new At least ten communities within the Golden Circle will be holding and the filing deadline for those races falls sometime this r Elections information for the Golden Circle is as follows offices of mayor and two city commission seats are to be Incumbent mayor Murff and commissioners Raymond Caldwell and Adams have filed for reelection and are unopposed at this Filing deadline for the April 4 election is March two A mayor will be elected at the April 1 The city office said Monday that there are no candidates for any of the three offices at this An additional filing day has been added due to the length of the making March the filing atlarge council seats will be filled in the April 1 Ferris a is the only candidate to have filed at this Filing deadline here is mayor and two alder men will be elected April No can didates have filed for any of the three offices as the filing deadline being March Incumbent Mayor aldermen Brown and McMinn have filed for reelection to the seats they now the only two seats to be No opponents have filed for the April 1 L atlarge council seats will be decided in the April 1 Incumbent Henderson filed Monday or joining non bents Virgil Thomas and Virgil Yates in the Incumbent Maxie Ellison has not filed as mayor and two places 1 and will be elected in the April 1 Capps has filed for the office of mayor while in cumbent alderman Joe Crossno has filed for reelection to his Billy Day has also filed for The filing deadline is WORTHAM but A city election will be official information DUI no available at this is no split so city offices will not be decided until twoyear council seats and one unfilled term will be decided in the April 1 In cumbents May and Eugene McNeil have filed for reelection to the twoyear Jim an appointee to the seat which has a year to has filed for the remainder of that Deadline for filing is No information was immediately available regarding elections in Chatfield and I V i I i By LA Sun Staff Writer Corsicanas Police a volunteer group working as backup support to the regular police department and under the overall direction of the police is undergoing revampment as its members toward state accreditation in law en Police Chief Don Massey and Marshall one of the founding members of the band of men interested in helping their revealed Thursday some of the plans shaping up for the auxiliary once have received state they creditation with 70 ac hours of prescribed schooling and will have the same powers and acting under the police chiefs as any paid regular officer for the city Regular professional law en forcement under new Texas laws that went into effect in must be certified by receiving either in the or by practical 160 hours of training proficiency to become accredited by the Texas Commission for Law En forcement Standards and Reserves must have 70 hours of schooling to obtain their accreditation I expect that all our reserves will have in their 70 hours and be certified by April Chief Massey adding and by then we expect to have worked out a schedule for specific work assignments for the reserves in cooperation with the members and the Under the ef fective this the Reserves will function with its top a lieutenant and squad whb are appointed by the Police Board of members of the reserves have elected from their number a assistant chief and squad Chief Massey will be aided by the Police Review Board in designating the ranking of ficers for the auxiliary group from their experience and know and in screening members of the reserves who first must undergo screening by the reserve organizations leaders and be passed on by the group before they are recommended for ap proval to the police The review board was set up last year by Chief Massey to screen applicants for em ployment and act on grievance matters within the It is comprised of Chief Chief Captains Fred Gray criminal division and David Garrett traffic division and sergeants of the three duty Melvin Byrd and Eddie The review after con ferences with the Police Reserves organization over the past several has designated Otis Dunagan as captain and Marshall Weems as Both are former chiefs and long time volun Named as squad sergeants are James A Squad Percy B Squad and Johnny C The men who belong to the organization at their initiative with the police chiefs set a minimum of eight hours service per month to sicana as backup support to regular police but also AA made it a policy and practice that a reserve may give as much of his time as he personally can and wants to in performing police related Many frequently put in as many as 40 volunteer hours a We the are talking department and the of setting up a specific schedule where each Reserve will be given a specific duty putting in four hours one and two weeks putting in another four either riding in a patrol or functioning as a relief police Chief Massey Chief Massey said he plans to make the specific assignments fall between the hours of 6 and 11 Sa turdays and Sundays when regular officers need their counterparts assistance A Reserve still put in as many hours of free time serving better law en forcement in Corsicana as he individually wants but the eight hours is the minimum required for holding membership in the Right Reserves ride with a regular police officer in squad but as soon as all have been certified and Corsicana gets the rest of its new police Chief Massey will designate one car for the exclusive use of a twoman Reserve squad when they are on scheduled this can be put into effect by April They Reserves will report to the regular police sergeant for any specific assignment he may give whether it is an swering complaint in vestigating or whatever nature the same way the shift sergeant would assign said police Chief Massey At present there are 23 men on the Reserves Just like regular they have to be 21 to ride in a patrol car and wear but unlike the police radio who have to be a minimum of a volunteer can become a dispatcher in the Reserves as young as Weems said they try to maintain three dispatchers on the roster at all but at present only have The Police Reserves is an outgrowth of a group of Cor sicana about a dozen who acquired CB radios more than 12 years ago and of fered their volunteer services as storm Weems was one of that dozen or so and he recalls that we were interested in doing something of service and in terested in buying own Citizen Band so we just organized to watch out for storms when there were reports of severe We would go out all through the county watching the skies and reporting any bad clouds or threatening storms back to the police This same group became the nucleus of still another com panion volunteer the Corsicana Emergency which originated when citizens were called on in flood rescue or dragging nearby lakes and streams for drowning every Police Reserve is a dual CEC Belonging to CEC is not of itself qualification for being accepted in the Weems estimates con servatively that each Police See RESERVES X I I V The Call Corsicana police are given invaluable assistance by the volunteer band of Police Reserves who back up the regular ofticers in a variety ot Reserve Bill one of the organizations two members classified as a takes over radio calls and instruction to patrol cars while relieving the regular police Sun Photo by Leland Deming I I I I I I a Ay fr   

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