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   Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - November 4, 1976, Corsicana, Texas                                Action line How was it possible for an election of ficial to carry ballots outside the voting place and let some people vote in their cars during yesterdays general election Is this legal I saw it done at the 4A polling This is and has been for years according to County Clerk Clyve The law provides for the election judge and one election clerk to carry a ballot out to the car of any voter who is not able to come inside the polling place so that that person may This accommodates the and sick who otherwise would not be able to vote in the Pollwatchers are allowed by law to accompany the election judge and clerk when such action is Riddels although the poll watcher is not required to do I mailed a large envelope Inside the post office In the out of town It was going to It arrived there one week This envelope con tained a very important Is there any explanation for this type of Inef ficiency as explained in this column what you describe is known to postal workers as a short term Such temporary losses of mail occur when a letter or envelope gets lodged in the bot tom of a mail sack or bin when the sack or bin is If the letter does get stuck in the it usually remains there until that sack is filled and emptied causing a short term delay in the delivery of the Postal employes try and avoid such accidental but they cant prevent them all when dealing with such large quantities of lost mail is always no matter how long the letter has been The writer who first asked your question last April had a letter which had been missing for eight years before it was finally I bought a car part at an auto store and then I took the part The store refunded the purchase but would not refund the tax of 30 The girl said it was illegal to give back the tax When you take something back that you cant arent they supposed to give all the money back Yes they according to Bob Bullocks sales tax division in Heres how the law deals with the situation If you return goods and the store refunds your then according to the law no retail sale has actually Since the sales tax taxes retail there can be no tax charged if no sale takes according to the states tax the store cannot keep the tax Thats the same as levying a tax where no tax You should have been refunded the 30 cents in the tax people were very interested in what is happening to the money that refunded in such in Since the sale would not be reflected in the because it didnt actually occur after you returned the the state isnt getting your 30 As you may Bullock has made quite a name for himself by shutting down businesses which charge sales tax to customers and then dont forward ac cording to the to the I have been a CB operator for years but this new surge of amateur users is something I thought CB was for friendly talk and but ail I hear these days is a lot of not very nice Who is responsible for policing use of the CB airwaves Two agencies have authority over citizen band radio the Federal Com munication which polices the airwaves and issues and revokes licenses for the and the Justice which has responsibility for per secuting the use of profane or obscene language over the Under the Criminal persons using or profane language by means of radio com munication when convicted shall be fined not more than or imprisoned not more than two or Thats a stiff fine for a loose and the FCC has monitoring stations per manent and mobile which are used to trace persons using the airwaves If you want to file a written complaint with the FCC regarding something youve heard on the send it to the 1100 ACTION LINE FEEDBACK The Texas Wage Hour people say there is an in stance where a business doesnt have to pay the federal minimum wage in If a retail business does less than in gross sales in a single the business is exempted from both the federal minimum wage and the federal overtime The federal minimum wage people didnt mention this exemption when asked by Action Line if there were any exemp tion to the a discrepancy the state man couldnt explain according to that the minimum wage that a business doing less than a quarter of a million dollars in sales in a year must pay its employes is an with no overtime The wage and hour laws are to change January but that provision wont he Some businesses with more than one location may have to start paying federal minimum wages if all locations together earn more than the Action Line answers questions of general interest in the Golden Questions may be addressed to the Corslcann Dally Bon Texas Questions should include the address and telephone number ol the but neither the name or address of the writer will be 1976 Democrats By BOB ARMISTEAD Editor of The Sun Navarro County voters Tuesday proved themselves to be strong electing all of the Democratic can didates approved in the state and electing them with higher margins than the statewide A precinctby precinct is on There was a strong voter turnout in with at least of the eligible voters voting per That percentage is not definite because Precinct 2A Rhoads Optimist Center did not report a total number of those who the figures do include the who voted in the presidential race in All the preninets but one 3A UCF had at least a 50 per cent voter and in Chatfield per cent of the eligible voters THE ONLY place Navarro County disagreed with the rest of Texas was on the proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 to issue additional water development Navarro okayed that measure by 177 but it was defeated statewide by There were no locally con tested races on the although there was local in terest in whether a writein campaign for Don Nicholson would have any effect on the race for district judge against Buck who defeated him in the Democratic The writein campaign developed about a week Carters biggest margins were 51630 in 1 Crockett School and 39819 in 2 Eastside Community WHILE Lloyd Bentsen retained his Senate seat over Alan Steelman 43 on a statewide Navarro County voted for him on a 73 Steelman carried only one precinct 1A While Democrat Jon Newton won the seat on the Texas Railroad Commission 21 on a statewide Newton won in Navarro by a 72 Navarro County also favored incumbent State Ron Glower for reelection by a bigger margin than Clower got throughput the Clower won over Republican challenger Don Lucky by 54 throughout the district as a but in Navarro he carried by about OLIN TEAGUE was the most popular candidate on the Navarro ballot in contested Teague polled votes here to retain his post in the Congress over Republican challenger Wes and American Party challenger Harley That is a 31 margin and bigger than the 21 margin Teague received throughout the 6th take flu shots A total of Navarro County residents took the flu shots Saturday and The vaccine was available without charge at Corsicana High School those two Recipients were vaccinated for either swine flu or both swine and AVictoria depending on their age and Billie public health said there were no adverse reactions reported to Of the total nunber she Of thats not considering the number of susceptibles we have the did get writein but Douglas got WHILE TEXAS overall voted for Jimmy Carter over Gerald Ford by about votes out of the million Navarro County preferred Carter by a 7 4 to Ford did carry four Navarro precincts 1A 1B School Administration 2A Rhodes Optimist and 4 Navarro County was less receptive to Sam Houstons writein campaign to beat Don Yarbrough for justice on the Texas Supreme Court than the state as a but the state wasnt very enthusiastic Yarbrough won by 51 in Navarro County and won NAVARRO County voters also approved the second proposed constitutional amendment on issuing water quality improvement The county approved the measure by 900 Unlike Amendment Texas voters did approve this amendment by Voting totals came in slowly throughout Tuesday Precinct 1 at Crockett School was the first to report after the close of the Precinct 2A at the RhoadsOptimist Center had not reported by midnight when the Sun stopped There were more than votes in Zoning replate for Safeway lot Kerens woman wins Cookbook 76 prize Rea of Kerens won the grand prize in the Daily Suns eighth annual It is a special section in todays Rea won for a cake recipe which is more than 100 years It is called Sam Houston White it Mabel Carpenter won second place for MeltinYour Mouth Cranberry Pete Davis of Corsicana won third jjj place for Squash Their recipes are featured on 2 of the They are among more than 600 recipes Daily Sun readers mailed in for this special Also featured are recipes from the sponsors of the Progressive Farmers Southern Kitchen Cooking sponsored by the Daily The school will be at A story about the school is on 4 of the By GARY EDMONDSON City Editor Expansion plans by Safeway moved another step forward Thursday when the Corsicana Planning and Zoning Board approved a replat of the Safeway Stores property adding the 90 feet of recently purchased land to the present store The Board also approved a replat of a lot which did not meet the prescribed minimum standards for city Municipal Services Director Delma in presenting the replat sought by Ben recommended board approval of the lot which is one foot short of the 100 foot minimum set down for the depth of the Ware explained that the on Live contained more than enough width and square footage to meet the minimum Chairman Don Marett commented that if the board approved a one foot variation this time other builders might seek more in the Marett voted against granting the but the measure carried with the affirmative votes on Effie Albert Hartley Young and Billy Bob The board also split its vote on a request by Orvil Capehart to put a mobile home at 1107 Beaton on the rear of a lot which now contains a beauty Frank voted against the proposal saying that the city has parks designated for mobile homes and Im not in favor of scattering them all over Collier abstained from voting on the measure after pointing out as a property owner in the vicinity of the mobile he liatl no objection to it being placed Collier said that since the lot is situated between two industrial it is not suitable to build a home The for the mobile home carried The board unanimously approved two related requests from The board first approved Morris request to change the zoning on a portion of Northwood from residential to twofamily and then agreed to allow a replat of this property changing nine lots to Morris explained that he was planning to build some duplexes on the The board also approved McKee Lumber Companys request for a replat of five lots on Two matters scheduled to come before the board were withdrawn by their One was Mattie Princes application for a permit for a day nursery at 1607 2nd and the other was Navarro Development Corporations request for final plat approval of 20 lots in the Drane In other the board changed its November meeting date from 25 to 18 to avoid a conflict with the date for making applications to appear on the agenda has been moved up a week and the deadline now stands at noon savs HEW shifted its By GARY EDMONDSON City Editor A change of tactics was the charge brought Tuesday by Leighton attorney for the Dawson Independent School District in its htaring with the Department of Education and Welfare to determine whether the district complies with equal opportunity In the second day of the hearing before HEW Nuclear power plant SL restrictions beaten a proposal to ban the sale of By The Associated Press Voters in six states turned back attempts to restrict nucle ar power plants Massachusetts said no to controls on hand guns but New Jersey voted to make Atlantic City the Las Vegas of the Those were some of the re sults Tuesday in state ballot propositions with national im In voters turned down by a 3 to 1 margin It was the first measure of its kind ever to go on a state New where two years ago voters turned down a measure to allow casino gam bling if communities wanted voted to allow it in Atlantic the decaying coast Civic leaders there had been seeking the goahead for years in an effort to make the city into a gambling City takes no action on pool table request Corsicana city com missioners took no action Tuesday on an application for a pool table license by Paskell Ray Nichols at 714 Nichols was opposed in his request by members of Har mony Baptist Church due to the proximity of the church to the proposed location of the pool tables and the commission took no action on the The commission did approve three zoning changes on their final readings and gave ap proval to three grant related The commission approved two resolutions necessary for application for a grant for a closed circuit television system for the city jail and authorized the second year of a sign replacement program in con junction with the highway Both grants are 100 CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT 405 Collln Texas 75110 Phone Area Code 214 8722551 ARTHUR President Publisher ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates 14 per year or S3 for six months Second Class Postage Paid ill Texas 75110 Notice to ihe Public Any erroneous reflection upon the standing or reputation of any firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice of same being given 1o the editor personally al the office of Daily Sun per cent funded from the Approved for zoning changes were Lester Easleys request for an outdoor auto sale lot at 417 15th Eugene Collins request for a mobile home in the 1700 block of 12th and Manhattens request for general retail zoning for five lots in the 800 block of The commission awarded low bid contracts for the purchase of three city Hervey Motors got the bid for a two three ton truck at Goins Weatherby Ford was low bidder on a two ton truck at and a one ton truck at In other the com mission amended its revenue sharing budget to reallocate originally designated for a retired persons organization to the Magnet nutrition Mayor Sue Youngblood an nounced that the city will serve as host for Tuesdays meeting of the Navarro County Mayors Cities The meeting will start with a catered dinner at the fire station and will feature Jim Carr of the North Central Texas Council of Governments as the The commission also called a special meeting for Tuesday at 11 to finalize contracts on work to be done at the airport under federal funding and to hold an executive session regarding the hiring of a city Administrative Law Judge Bruce Dawson accused HEW officials of shifting em phasis from the districts need to compensate black teachers dismissed when the school integrated to charges that the school is not adequately at tempting to recruit black Dawson said the school district was unaware of any problem with its recruiting practices until the hearing convened He alleged that the recruiting problem was a substitute issue necessitated by a recent court DAWSON CITEp the 2 decision in a case involving the Cleburne School District which found that Cleburne was not liable to pay compensation for teachers dismissed following the 196465 school the time of the Dawson Through crossexamination of government witnesses and the testimony of Dawson Dawson showed that if not discussions and correspondences between the school district and HEW had concerned the compensation and reinstatement of eight teachers released by the district at the time of integration and not subsequently Dawson began his coun terattack with government witness George the third equal opportunity specialist to testify for under the guidance of HEW attorney Ernest Haywood had testified that he had found proposals submitted by the school district inadequate because of an absence of specificity in the COLE SAID HE turned down the Dawson proposal partly because it did not establish specific steps by which the school district would seek to improve its employment ration on black Cole said at this time that when notifying the school district of his intent to seek enforcement proceedings against Dawson he inad vertently omitted mentioning the absence of the nonracial criteria in the schools recruitment The letter of notification only mentioned the reinstatement and compensation aspect of the 196465 dismissals and the disciplinary matter which had triggered the HEW in vestigation of the Dawson Dawson cited the omission of the recruitment problem as evidence that this was not considered a problem by HEW until the court ruling in the Cleburne case seemingly nullified HEWs desire to demand compensation and reemployment of teachers dismissed 11 years Dawson also got Cole to grudgingly agree that the letter to which the district was responding in the proposal which he rejected did not ask for any specific plan for im proving black DAWSON REPEATEDLY quoted excerpts from alerter dated which said that HEW was seeking a statement of assurance on various He then went through the school districts responses to the individual asking Cole if these replies were not statements of Cole said they were in a literal When Haywood attempted to build a case for the omission of the recruiting Dawson received a favorable ruling from Evans to stop any further attempts by the government to justify the inadequacy of the letter sent to school officials informing them of impending government The government tried to build its case for the inadequacy of Dawsons recruiting through its final James who as associate branch chief was one of the HEW bureaucracys top officials in the Dawson Presented by government attorney Joan McClure testified how the Dawson district had agreed over the years to follow government guidelines including non discriminatory hiring prac McClure then identified various government pamphlets with nondiscriminatory hiring stipulations and described how this information was available to school districts generally and the Dawson district in par DURING CROSSEXAMI McClure testified that the main thrust of meetings held with the Dawson district after the notification of its failure to comply was on the matter of rehiring and com pensating the eight per manently dismissed McClure that he thought that at least one such meeting touched upon the recruitment the districts only witness in the said later that he didnt recall any mention of the recruitment problem in recent hearings with HEW Under Corley said that while HEW did not say the districts recruiting policies were they didnt say they were McClure had said during his testimony that he had never told the district its recruiting policy was Evans gave both sides in the case another 50 days to prepare final legal findings in the ExDawson teachers of hard times when fired By GARY EDMONDSON City Editor Out of work and out of That was the picture painted during testimony Tuesday morning in the HEW hearing on equal opportunity violations within the Dawson School Jake now an assistant football coach at Corsicana testified how he was dismissed during the summer of 1965 from the Dawson school district without ever being told Griffin said that following the 196465 school he and 10 other black teachers formerly employed at Dawsons Carver schoool were dismissed when the school was integrated with Dawson GRIFFIN THEN detailed his struggle over the next 1215 months as he tried un successfully to find a teaching job and get by working anywhere he From the position as head coach and athletic director at Griffin went to an a week job with an ice cream company in Fort Becoming ill and resultingly having an Griffin then turned to refereeing junior high football substitute teaching whenever possible and trying to sell In December of Griffin said he was able to get a an hour job helping still substituting when the weather was too bad for con struction After four and a half months with the Griffin was laid off and his next work was at a bus station as a part time strike breaker at an HE THEN SECURED an industrial job at an but an accident at that plant resulted in a pinched nerve in his Griffin said that shortly after this he was contacted by the Corsicana system and hired for the 196667 school Two other teachers dismissed at the same time as Griffin also testified that they had never been given any reason for their Miss Mamie Lewis Jones and Ruth Davenport corroborated Griffins assessment that there were no classroom evaluations during the last year at Carver and that no reason was ever presented for the They also agreed with Griffin that notice of dismissal was not received until the summer of although it is customary procedure for schools to take care of staff assignments in the THE MATTER OF com pensating or rehiring the eight dismissed teachers was discussed at length during the with Dawson Corley saying any of the teachers wanting to teach in the Dawson system and eligible for job vacancies would be offered the Corley said that five of the eight teachers have passed retirement age and another one has died but that Griffin and another teacher had both in dicated a desire to return to Dawson if comparable positions were Corley also testified that paying compensation to eight teachers for eight years at annually would reqmre nearly a half million dollars and that the districts annual operating budget is only iiool attorney Leighton argued that a recent court ruling against similar reimbursements made the compensation requests a moot point al the   

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