Corsicana Weekly Light, November 18, 1976

Corsicana Weekly Light

November 18, 1976

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Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - November 18, 1976, Corsicana, Texas Action line Where can I write for Cotton Bowl tickets for this years game If I buy them via the do they give me the best or the worst I understand that all tickets are plus the mailing Write for tickets to that game to the Cotton Bowl Athletic care of Southwest Conference Box Jim assistant executive vice president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic told the Kiwanis Club here this week that there are still some tickets to the game As to what kind of tickets you will get by Sports Editor Dick Gibbs says youll have to take whatever they send And he depends on whats left when they receive your so your best bet is to mail in as soon as Keep in mind that large blocks of tickets are reserved for sale at the two univer participating in the and those vont be offered by Whenever a newspaper such as yours goes on record for a Presidential can whose view at the newspaper does this represent Most editorial decisions are made by the papers Sun publisher Art Keeney but endorsement of a political candidate is somewhat more Those decisions bearing on political endorsements and the like are by the publisher in his role as chief executive has final responsibility for everything done or said by the Keeney Keeney stressed that he was talking only about editorial We are not discussing news he The presentation of news is a factual matter with no room for personal Only on the editorial page may the paper or the reader discuss or interject personal points of Please discuss the Texas laws con cerning wills and If a husband or wife dies without a what part of the estate goes to the living spouse and what part to the children Is a hand written will legal in Texas Is it ever honored Unless you anticipate dying as a the will is an extremely important document that you should draw up only with the help of an because of the intricacies involved and the variables which may affect the will after your The will is your last chance to direct your personal and business and if you dont have one then the state directs the disbursement of your assets according to For your Texas is one of 23 states which honors holographic hand written Texas is also a community property which means that all property except property owned by either the husband or the wife before the marriage or acquired by or becomes community property in the eyes of the law upon your In when either you or your husband dies without a all the com munity property goes to the surviving if there is no surviving If there is a or or or the survivor takes one half and the children andor grand children inherit the other A handwritten will will be honored if it meets all the legal requirements of a and there are several including impartial execution and the proper place and manner to It is for this which you need an because an improperly drawn will stands the chance of being held I went to the post and they were It seems like they have about a holiday a week and with all the complaints about postal service it looks like theyd stay open sometime so the mail could Just how many holidays a year does the postal service get A holiday a week they dont but the Postal Service in Dallas lists the following holidays Postal Service employes receive New Years Washingtons Memorial Independence Labor Columbus Veterans and In addition to the post office being you also dont get home delivery on those which are about the same for all federal At the high when the students pictures were made they were told they had to pay for the pictures at the time of the They said U they were un satisfactory they could have them taken Now that the pictures are the students are being told they will take them over only If they were absent or if they have their eyes I dont like my daughters Why cant she have it taken over like she was told she could In the first place School administrators say the policy on school pictures has always been that no pictures be retaken unless the students eyes are closed or there is some technical foul That policy wasnt changed this The Mark Culwell is that most of us dont like the pictures we have If we were to start retaking photographs of each student who didnt like their or their dress that or any other such wed spend all year out of class taking he CHS Principal Gus noting that the schools provide the pictures as a said he didnt know how the school would determine a criteria for deciding who would and who wouldnt have their pictures This is one of those times when we have draw the line he If youre not satisfied with the Nelson said you can get a refund by the picture packet to his NOVEMBER 1976 Were 1 The Navarro College Bulldogs gained the Championship in Texas Junior College Football Conference play Saturday night defeating This 1 snowman was awaiting assistant coach Bob McElroy at his home following the Navarro finished 82 to take their first outright title in 13 years in the Sun Staff Photo by Dick Chapman Civil Service director ByPETETHADDEUS Sun Staff Writer The Corsicana Civil Service Commission has appointed one of its own as but Ruth Dawson will continue to handle paperwork for Civil Service in her capacity as secretary for the Civil Service Board member James Chapman will serve as Civil Service Director at no pay while Dawson maintains her a month position under her new Dawson had been ser ving as acting director of the commission since the resignation of Guy Before the commission ap pointed Chairman Foley Wynn explained the circumstances of Dawsons Wynn said that after the meeting during which Rushin offered his resignation effective Rushin called him and said he had changed his mind and wanted the resignation effective The following Wynn he informed Rallenger of the situation and asked him to appoint an acting director to serve until such time as the commission could appoint a permanent Wynn said they both agreed on Prior to Mondays meeting Ballenger told the Daily Sun he felt there was a way for Uawson to retain ner Job as commission director despite the Civil Service Law that is in cluded in the city The law states that the Civil Service director must have lived within the city for a period of more than three CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT Collln Texas 75110 Phone Area Code ARTHUR KEENEY President Publisher ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates W per year or J3 for six months Second Class Postage Paid at Texas 75110 Notice to the 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 to the editor personally at the office of Daily Sun Dawson lives in the Chapel Hills subdivision west of the Corsicana city Ballenger refused to discuss his plan before he had talked it over with Civil Service Com mission members and the City Attorney Glenn In an editorial the Daily Sun criticized what ap peared be an attempt to circumvent the law by the Chairman in reference to the We have no intention of cir cumventing the As a matter of we are here to obey the law rather than cir cumvent the When nominations for director were Corn By RICHARD COLE Staff Writer Jack Frost finally breezed into the Golden Circle Friday af bringing more than three inches of snow through the night and dropping temperatures to the lower The flurry of winter weather caused some overanxious drivers to skid into the sheriffs department but there were fewer traffic accidents than City police reported no collisions during the and both departments said they were pleasantly surprised by the lack of serious traffic problems from the ice and THE WEATHER was a boon to clothing and department stores in Corsicana if not body as local merchants reported brisk sales of winter Spokesmen for and Woolworths all reported that and hats were selling fast as Golden Circle residents prepared for the winter season to the younger generation busied themselves building snowmen and generally enjoying the Being the fleeting art form that they many snowman artists were also after some recognition for their The Daily Sun received some 150 calls from eager snow sculptists wanting pictures of their snowmen At noon temperatures were hovering at 33 with heavy sleet falling in the downtown Sheriff deputies reported Saturday morning that area bridges were iced making them unsafe for travel as the Texas Highway Department worked to sand down the Deputies reported that the Richland Creek and the Chambers Creek bridges were heavily and that highways in general in the county were unsuited for travel during the By PETE THADDEUS Sun Staff Writer Navarro County is on a collision course with its money according to County Judge Rob and he feels the county is fixing to run out of money in the next year and a Dunn made the statement Tuesday at a budget session of the Commifsioners Court on the 1977 county Dunns statement was made during a discussion of a possible deficit in the officers salary fund for next The fund is currently budgeted for in expenditures with only in revenue being generated for the Revenue for the officers salary fund comes from the County and District Clerks the the Tax AssessorCollectors office and the Countv COUNTY AUDITOR Bill Smith informed the court of the deficit when he asked for guidance from the com missioners on the distribution of the in the special salary That isincpme from the JusHvie of the Peace means more than the in the special salary fund would be Smith said the could come from the general fund surplus but the general fund is budgetec for a deficit in II both those amounts were transferred from the the sur Smith There wouldnt be anything COMMISSIONER Clint Bell said he was not in favor of cutting the commissioners budget to pay for someone elses Somebody else might oughta trim their budget a he Commissioner Billy Hargrove pointed out there are quite a few items added to the budget that had not been included He mentioned workmans compensation as one Weve added worth of new expenditures in the last year at the courthouse Hargrove He also mentioned the lateral road fund and the special road fund as new areas now included in the county SMITH TOLD the court that expenditures in the precincts had risen from in 1975 to about Thats an increase of he Commissioner Hen derson All it amounts to is that inflation has overtaken A lot of the Smith came from the fact that in 1976 the county had to replace quite a bit of whereas in 1975 almost no equipment was missionerBill McCurdy asked if there was anything in the law that prevented a commissioner from serving as the Wynn said that former commissioner Roosevelt Pease had served as director for many McCurdy then nominated Chapman for the Chapman said he would accept the position if it was stipulated that he would receive no We like it that way and Im sure the city Wynn Wynn added that the com missions first request of the new director was for him to appoint a Chapman appointed Dawson as secretary for the Dunn suggested the money be divided up as it had been last Last year 60 per cent of the money was given to the general fund and the officers salary fund with 40 per cent being divided equally among the four precincts in the road and bridge Dunn added that with that split plus the cash balance in the general fund the deficit would be Smith said it would come no where near covering the needed You would be Perhaps the only place you could get it from would be the general and theres a question of whether there would be that much money in the general fund next year to Smith ACCORDING TO this years budget figures there will be a surplus in the Smith explained that if the county wanted to run down all the surpluses in the would still have to be tran sferred into the precincts to break if the county wanted to maintain the same surplus at the end of would have to be That figure plus the needed for the of ficers salary fund would mean a total of would have to be According to the that By PETE THADDEUS Sun Staff Writer A possible one per cent county sales tax may be in store for Navarro County according to Commissioner Clint Bell said that at present a county sales tax is not allowed by state He added however that there are quite a few counties in the state considering such a tax and that there is a good chance the proposal will be brought before the State Legislature when it meets in The commissioner said he felt the people are taxed to death and that he was flat against any increase in He that something was going to have to be I THINK were overlooking a lot of he said in reference to the county personal property Bell mentioned new houses being built that were not financed with loans from within the county that the county was unaware He included boats and planes that are personal but arent being taxed by the county The possible need for new taxes became apparent at Tuesdays commissioners court County Auditor Bill Smith told the court at that meeting that the countys surplus funds would be com pletely used up within two Commissioner Hen derson told the court Tuesday that he felt there are areas that could be taxed that were not being taxed Henderson declined to discuss specifics but added that the county tax structure needed to be He also said that overall expenditures of the county needed to be I want the county to be run in a businesslike I want to account he Henderson said that every office was going to have to cut He added that he could not ask an officeholder to reduce costs if he did not also cut back his own County Tax Assessor Collector Jerry Scott on Wed nesday said that he did not think this was the time to discuss specific areas where taxes might be Scott said he felt he should wait until the commissioners brought the subject Bell indicated Friday that he was going to try and get the subject of possible new tax areas put on the agenda of Tuesdays commissioners court He added that the chances of taxes being discussed at meeting was small because the commissioners are still going over the 1977 county WYATT JUNE CLARK bank chairman of the board of the First National announced the promotion of three senior bank officers by the board of directors Directors named June Clark president of First National Wyatt vice chairman of the board and chief executive officer and Moore chairman of the banks executive succeeding Wyatt as is a native of Cor sicana and a graduate of Texas University where he received his BA and MBA He joined First National in 1959 as assistant vice was named vice president in 1964 and senior vice president in Since 1975 Clark has served as executive vice president of the A veteran of the Korean Clark is a member of the First Baptist Church and is on the boards of the Corsicana the Salvation Army and the Chamber of He has also served on the boards of the Camp Fire Girls and the Boy Scouts of America and has been a member of the Corsicana Rotary Club for a number of In 1966 Clark was named Outstanding Young Man by the Corsicana Jaycees and has been the recipient of the Honorary Chapter Farmer Degree of the Corsicana Future Farmers of Moore has been with First National Bank since 1929 and has served the bank in almost every Since 1968 he has served as executive vice A native of Navarro County and a veteran of World War Moore is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Moores numerous civic activities include mem bership in the First Baptist Church and the Corsicana Rotary He is a member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors and has served as chairman of the board of that He is treasurer of the Twilight Home and the Navarro County Historical Wyatt has served as president of First National Bank since coming to Corsicana in He became president of First at its inception in 1971 and was recently promoted to chairman of the Wyatt came to Corsicana from First National Bank in Paris where he was executive vice Prior to that he served as vice president of Citizens National Bank in He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is a veteran of World War ;