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Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - March 4, 1976, Corsicana, Texas Action line Can you please tell me what legal right I tiave to cut or trim back any trees growing on my neighbors that extend over on my causing damage to my roof and to my yard I think this is a problem many homeowners are concerned with and would appreciate knowing what they can do about Different people have offered different solutions to your but they all warn you to think over any action you may take before you do City Attorney Glenn Stewart said cases such as you mention involve a number of legal questions that cannot be commented on in general As owner of your you also won the air space above that But the tree in question is apparently the property of your who might claim you have damaged his property if you trim if there has been some convlict between neighbors in the there may or may not be a question of malice in Stewart advises you to first try and work out a compromise with your neigh bors and settle the matter between If that he said you should next consult an explaining all details of the case and let him advise you as to the legal ramifications of trimming the City Municipal Services Director Delma Ware noted that the city periodically trims back trees that overhand city streets and parkways when those trees become a threat to traffic he if the tree in fact does pose a threat to your roof that you might be within your right to trim it I wouldnt advise ruining the looks of the but if its trimmed properly and neatly I think its within your right to protect your But botli men urged you first to try and work out the problem with your If you cut the tree against the wishes of your neighbor you might open yourself to legal action by him against If a woman has had a tubal what are the chances of a subsequent pregnancy if they are retied Is there any hospital around DallasFort Worth currently experimenting in retie procedures There are several types of operations known as tubal according to Obstetrician Kelly Paul and the chances for success depend on which type operation you have The main difference is in how much of the tubes the doctor removed during the Burkhart If a segment of tube has been he then the retie operation will be more if possible at At under ideal there is only a 15 per cent chance for term pregancy after such Burkhart There is a hospital in Dallas which has a rebiifni physician on the staff who has worked extensively with such he Southwestern Medical School in Dallas has conducted the operation in the and Burkhart indicated that they would be most familiar with such If you contemplate the Burkhart suggested that you counsel with your who should be familiar with the initial before con tacting Southwestern Medical There are no smoking signs all over Memorial but people persist in smoking The smoke from the halls and waiting rooms come into the patients room and its so bad that the smokers might as well be in the room with I am currently in the hospital suf fering from asthma and bronchial and the smoke gets so bad it has nearly run me Isnt there a law against smoking in a hospital and cant the smokers be fined or prosecuted There is a state passed by the 64th Legislature as Senate Bill which deals with smoking tobacco in public but Navarro County District Attorney Pat Bachelor said that he hasnt yet seen a public building that meets the requirements necessary to allow prosecution for violation of the Specifically mentioned in the new law as places where smoking is not permitted are public primary or secondary elevators in any enclosed theaters and movie transit and intrastate airplanes and In those smoking or having possession of a burning tobacco product is a violation of the But those facilities have a to make the law and penalty known and Batchelor are not in compliance with that portion of the Section b of the law states It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the conveyance or public place in which the offense takes place does not have prominently displayed a reasonaby sized notice that smoking is prohibited by state law in such conveyance and or public place and that an offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed Simple no smoking even with a notation that it is by state law is in sufficient to comply with the Bat chelor unless the specific penalty is mentioned on the in the case of ash trays must be provided outside the elevators for smokers to ex tinguish their tobacco Batchelor said the signs he saw posted at Memorial Hospital were insufficient ac cording to the new law should the hospital wish to hospital administrator Gene Barren noted that the no smoking regulations at Memorial Hospital were enforced on an honor system but that it was possible that a guard might be needed in the future if visitors continued to abuse the Aclion Line answers questions ol general interest n the Golden Questions may be addressed to the Corsicana Daily Box Texas Questions should include the address and telephone number ol the but neither the name or address ol the writer will be EKLY MARCH 1976 Delinquent to TYC unit Bicentennial wooden water main Jack Gasnick holds in New York a 200yearold wooden water main earlier this week which will go to Washington for use in a bicentennial The dug up outside historic Fraunces Tavern in New York in was for years on display in the Manhattan plumbing and hardware store operated by Gasnick and his AP Wirephoto By GARY EDMONDSON City Editor Elizabeth the 11year old girl found delinquent by a jury was to be taken to the Texas Youth Councils Brownwood facility this following Juvenile Judge Don Nicholsons commentment order handed down Thursday Juvenile Probation Officer Billie Weatherby ex plained that the girl will be kept at Brownwood for two weeks and then placed at a TYC facility somewhere in the If she appeals the she will be brought back from that Courtappointed attorney Don Peveliouse said that no decision on an appeal has been In making his Nicholson said that Miss White needs to be placed in a con trolled but not a reform The girl had been declared delinquent in connection with the burglary of an NICHOLSON TOLD Miss and the four or five courtroom that he considers this a fair and just Mozambique closes Rhodesian border state of war declared Mozambique AP The Communistbacked gov ernment of Mozambique de clared today a state of war exists with Rhodesia and an nounced it has sealed off its 800mile border with the white ruled Some prices on the London stock exchange im mediately a Rhodesian gov ernment spokesman in Salisbu ry said that a state of war did not mean a declaration of The Mozambique Ministry of Information confirmed this but said Mozambique was being put on a war Last week Rhodesian forces went into hot pursuit after some of the thousands of Afri can guerrillas infiltrating from the Mozambique killing 24 guerrillas and suffering one Rhodesian soldier a breakaway Brit ish has a regular army of men and reserv many of whom have been Biological dump permit extended HOUSTON AP A permit allowing Shell Chemical to dump biological sludge in the Gulf of Mexico has been ex tended for 18 months by the Environmental Protection Agency John EPA regional administrator in said Tuesday the permit will allow Shell to dump sludge consisting of nontoxic material that is 97 per cent salt water and 3 per cent biological solids with low metal He said the permit requires the chemical company to begin construction of an alternate means of disposal by called up in recent But Rhodesia has been bolstering its forces over the past year with an additional but undis closed number of The state of war declara tion came in an impassioned speech by Marxist President Samora Machel from the presi dential The speech was broadcast by Mozambique ra The 42yearold Machel said all Rhodesian property and assets in Mozam bique would be all com munications with Rhodesia cut and Mozambique would apply full economic sanctions against its The closure of the border is expected to have a serious im pact on the economy of land locked but a govern ment spokesman in Salisbury said it would hurt Mozambique Public schools have 140 visit Corsicana schools reported 140 parents and visitors toured their facilities during open house Tuesday in observance of Texas Public School The visitors recorded at the schools included Bowie Elementary 49 Lee32 Fannin 19 Travis 15 Lincoln 11 Houston 11 Collins Middle School 9 Drane MiddleSchool 4 and Corsicana High School The Rhodesian spokesman said much of Mozambiques revenues come from rail traffic and port dues on Rhodesias imports and exports and that Mozambique also buys corn is from All of this now expected to During Portuguese Mo zambique handled up to 80 per cent of Rhodesian imports and decides to seek reelection James who last week indicated that he might not seek reelection to the Corsicana Schools Board of today filed for re election to that a local currently holds one of two seats up for election April He is the third can didate in the atlarge races to fill two Naming himself as his own campaign Curington filed about I was inclined not to run Curington said but I got so many calls from friends and people urging me to run that I decided to do Thats the big thing that swayed Curington said he will stand on his record of the three years he has served as Ive always felt that the board belongs to the and that I represent them rather than he JAMES CURINGTON What we as a board must always do is to decide just what we can do with what we have on Curington is a lifetime resident of There were no other candidates to file as of noon Filing deadline is and that it is in the best interest of both the child and Miss White showed only limited interest in Nicholsons but later began crying when talking with members of her her courtappointed Weatherby and The decision followed a trial that lasted Wz days and came after daylong disposition hearing during which Nicholson and both attorneys became engaged in heated While Nicholson and Assistant District Attorney David Ralston argued during the morning session over whether reports could be considered without being in troduced into Nicholson took time out in the afternoon to harangue in his closing asked Nicholson to consider probation for Miss citing the recent in creased interest in her by the her family and her NICHOLSON ASKED Pevehouse to suggest some condistions for this probation that are enforcable by noticeably sur prised by this first asked for a clarification of the request and then wondered aloud if Nicholson meant he couldnt probate the his voice responded that he wanted Pevehouse to state for me some legal conditions I can place in this youd like to sit down and think about it a I suggest you remaining speculated on spacifying that Miss White stay in school and that she be home after certain a response that brought a quick retort from The judge wondered if it is a violation of the law for a child to be on the streets after a certain This prompted Pevehouse to wonder if Nicholson were saying there is no way to enforce During this Nicholson demonstrably counted off the probation terms as Pevehouse suggested pulling one finger up at a time while grilling the attorney as to that points Nicholson assured him that he does have the authority to revoke to which Pevehouse noted that to set the conditions for probation is your not PEVEHOUSE REITERA TED the judges responsibility in the establishment of probation after Nicholson said he was simply asking for Pevehouses Nicholson continued to question whose demeanor vacillated between bemusement and anger during the Nicholson asked Pevehouse what violations of probation he thought he could not defend against if Nicholson appointed him again in the But with a quick snap of his the judge apologized to Pevehouse and said that perhaps his questions had been in It was then that Nicholson recessed the hearing pending his final During Pevehouses af ternoon presentation of wit Miss Whites grand Joe 110 and the childs Mozelle 517 both told the court they would keep the young girl until her mother is released from the Memorial Hospital if probation were The Elizabeth Davis is hospitalized following an in dustrial The Paul who served as guardian ad litem for Miss White in her mothers also asked the court to grant saying he felt the recent happenings had pulled the family closer together and that Miss White could develop into a good citizen with the porper help from IN A REBUTTAL to Pevehouses Ralston brought Weatherby to the stand for a second She testified that on 17 she asked if she would take the girl into her home and that she did not desire to do so at that Weatherby added that Brown did not recognize that Elizabeths conduct was other than what was usually considered normal for an 11 year Under questioning from Weatherby said that last year Miss Whites mother told her to come and get the girl because I cannot control She added that the mother wanted Elizabeth to come back home when interviewed recently at the Weatherby noted that the mother was heavily sedated at that and she did not pursue the The Wednesday morning controversy over Miss Whites social history was resolved without any of the very per sonal information being divulged from the witness In arguing over the both lawyers and the judge studiously referred to it by paragraph and line and not by its Ralston had objected to submitting the report as formal evidence because of the danger of making public information damaging to the School consultant hired to suggest practical plans County records audit has begun School trustees have hired a consultant to do a study of Fifteen building permits total for month A new church a church addition and a restaurant joined with a dozen other building projects during February to push the years building permit total to Fifteen projects listed with Corsicanas Municipal Services Department totalled Leading the building parade was a permit issued to Olive Baptist Church for a five roomthree and a half bath church on An addition to the Grace Gospel Revial Center at 515 5th was estimated The new restaurant will be Cedrics Fish and building a three roomtwo bath structure at 1735 7th at a cost of Other permits issued last month include ones to and Ben for a storage room at 151G 6th James for an office building at 122 1st Corsicana Lumber for a six roomtwo bath house at 316 Gladstone Wayne to enclose a garage at 3501 Northpark Van for a five room two bath house at 209 and Pete for an eight roomtwo and a half bath house at 400 Also receiving permits during February were for an eight roomtwo and a half bath house at 1701 Woodcrest Phillip for an accessory building at 613 1st for a storage building at 1503 llth to rebuild a carport at 731 1st to add a patio at 104 and Don for a storage room at 3203 Valuable Vanilla The exquisite blossom of the vanilla plant lasts only one but gives way to the a cluster of long green the vanilla So valuable are these beans that they are branded by a pattern of pin pricks by each grower to pro vent school district needs that promises to provide plans immediately usable by the district within less than a a faculty member at North Texas State was hired unanimously on the condition of favorable reports from districts where he has done work in the To be paid a day for 20 days plus Huff stutler said tie will spend at least half of that 20 days in with the remaining lime spent preparing a report for the Huffstuller told the board through for Instruction Raymond Ander who interviewed that there would be nothing con tained in the survey that cannot be obtained by the district with current finances and Anderson told the board that Huffstutler is wellknown in this area as a school consultant and is hired annually by several Dallas area school districts for similar Huffstutler will meet with board members in a called session at noon the day lie asked to begin the the board has expressed a desire to have such a study completed for use by whoever is hired as superintendent of schools Huffstutler indicated that he expected the study to cost no more than and guaranteed that the cost would not exceed Expressing a desire to first check with other districts where lie has worked before com mitting the the board passed a motion by Kelly Paul Burkhart to hire Huffstutler with that Acting Euin Frank was to check will those districts before the Thursday Following that the board went behind closed doors to evaluate the four superin tendent condidates before preceding with further in terviews to fill that Phillip DeFranco has been hired to audit County records from The audit will cover all records and will be the first full audit in Navarro County A financial review was prepared in 1975 by Gorman and who said that an audit was not possible because of the poor shape of county They made 10 Total to for HeartLung Contributions total received from the HeartLung according to She reports that it is hoped that this years goal of is reached and that contributions toward the goal are still coming Contributions from the two divisions include from the HeartLung Sunday drive and from the Medical Auxiliary Need Money for Home Farm Ranch Personal Items PUT OUR HANDY LOAN SERVIC PLAN TO THE TEST FIRST NATIONAL BANK iSjpr MIKIHHIHUllmillll recommendations to Com missioners Court involving introducing accounting pro cedures which would allow for a full a certified public accountant in Corsicana since said that work has just begun on the but he didnt project a finishing He said that four persons from his firm will be working on the audit and the report will be presented to Commissioners Court when the work is Lane Gorman were of the opinion the records were not auditable on a full basis until the system they recommended was Navarro County Judge Rob Dunn The audit will be for one year and they are going to give us the full Dunn DeFranco will be paid on a charge schedule agreed upon when he was Dunn CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT 405 Collin Texas 75110 Phone Area Code 214 87J J551 ARTHUR J KEENEY President Publisher ASSOCIATED PR ESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates S4 per year or S3 tor six months Second Class Postage Paid at 75110 Notice to the Public Any erroneous reflection upon the standing or reputation of any tirm or corporation which may appear in the columns ol this paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice of same being given to the editor personally at the Office of Daily Sun
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