Corsicana Weekly Light, December 2, 1976

Corsicana Weekly Light

December 02, 1976

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Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - December 2, 1976, Corsicana, Texas Loi Cal 900 Action line Arc there any specific federal regulations on overtime or the number of hours one must work to be paid overtime Section seven of the Fair Labor Stan dards Act provides that persons may not be employed for more than a stated number of hours a week without receiving at least one and onehalf times their regular rate of pay for overtime some types of because of their size or geographic are exempted from provisions of that Since you didnt mention the company in question Action Line cannot tell you whether or not you are covered by the If you have a specific contact the Department of Labors Wage Hour division in Waco at They can answer your questions or handle any complaint you might wish to ACTION LINE FEEDBACK If you plan a move in the near there is a new service available at no cost to you which will see that your magazine subscriptions arrive at your new Publishers Clearing 382 Channel Port New York will notify the publishers of all magazines to which you subscribe of your address change if you will notify them of your old your new and the titles of each magazine you They do this by computer which they say is faster than you writing each magazine and there is no charge for the Publishers Clearing House also says that your name wont be added to their or anyone elses mailing list from this What are the laws regarding blinking traffic lights Now that we have two the one at 2nd and 24th and the one at 7th and with blinking some people stop at the yellow one and others This is very it seems to and Id like to know what were supposed to You are correct in stating that the situation is according to police Chief Don and there was a serious accident yesterday evening at 2nd and 24th because of an apparent lack of understanding regarding the People approaching the blinking yellow lights are not supposed to Massey That yellow light means to precede through the intersection with When you stop at that he you encourage the driver waiting at the red blinking light to even though another driver correctly approaching the blinking yellow light may be going through the This is essentially what happened to cause that major Massey said he is strongly en couraging drivers to choose alternate routes rather than drive through the two intersections while they are under As you the state has set the signals at those two in tersections to operate as they now do for two weeks before they change the signals to a new Because drivers are unfamiliar with the new many traffic problems are Massey One of those problems is that drivers are cutting through parking lots to skirt the That causes further in addition to being Police are watching the two in tersections more closely because of the increased but Massey said the best bet for drivers is to use another even if it isnt I am encouraging everyone to choose another maybe just a couple of blocks Massey Even an uncontrolled intersection would be safer because there is likely to be less I would like to know what the qualifications are for employment at the local Social Security office if a person feels that an employe of the Social Security office has treated a client who may this employe be reported to Like most federal a job at the Social Security office is based on competitive Civil Service Civil Service tests are given periodically at the post office From the results of those the civil service commission draws up a list of people who qualified for federal When an office such as the Social Security office has a job they request a listing of people qualified for federal David manager of the local said that each agency considers the highest scores on the list working their way down that list until they find someone who can take the Helmer the job is not what the highest scorers are or they have found other or the job opening is too far from where they and they decline the Helmer then precedes down the The Civil Service Commission maintains a tollfree job information line in which you can call for information about up coming job and other related Call them at 800 If you do have a complaint about someone in the local Social Security Helmer said you should call He will be glad to discuss any problems with and said he is always in terested in resolving any problems people have with his Action Line answers questions of general Interest in 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 of the writer will be DECEMBER 1976 EICLY Wylie confirms loans linked to Ben Barnes Flames shoot up An unidentified Corsicana fireman stands silhouetted beneath a structural housefire on Second and The blaze started around No injuries were reported as firemen remained on the scene in 30 degree weather late Saturday The fire left the home of Ray and Jimmy Kilgore Sun Photo by Tony Taylor County auditor to refuse incorrect purchase orders Navarro Savings Association President David Wylie told the Daily Sun Friday that he doesnt feel his institution is in any jeopardy in any way as the result of federal grand jury subpoenas for loan who contacted The Sun from Houston and later issued a written release through at torney Larry says Navarro Savings is not under investigation but that its records are being used by the San Antonio grand jury to investigate former Governor Ben Barnes and WITH THE grand jury in vestigation centering on un secured Wylie was quick to point out We dont make loans secured by stock by cattle or He said that the three mor tgage loans sought by the in vestigators deal with first mortgage loans on real estate and are extremely well Wylie emphasized that We dont make loans without real estate as adding later that the savings and loan is required by federal regulations to keep appraisals of this real estate in its file to substantiate it as a Navarro Savings received a subpoena 1 relating to records of mortgage loans extended to business interests of former Governor Ben Barnes and several other in dividuals who are under in according to the written Wylie said that about 80 related entities are involved in the with many of the stockholders of these cor porations being the same Navarro Savings complied with the subpoena prior to the 15 according to the EMPHASIZING THAT Navarro Savings is not being Wylie via the release said that Navarro Savings Association is enjoying one of its best years in terms of profits and growth and does not expect any adverse effect as a result of the grand jury Wylie also stated that there is no cause for concern by the depositors and shareholders of Navarro Savings Residency requirements left up to commission Corsicana City Manager Dick Ballenger says that it will be up to the city commission to decide whether all city department heads will be required to move to contacted Tuesday said his enacted administrative directive about city employes living in Cor sicana applies only to new employes and is meant totally only for department Currently three city depart ment heads live outside the city limits City Engineer Utilities Director John Ferguson and Billing Director Ronnie Smith was hired last week over the protests of Mayor Sue who objected to allowing the second highest paid man in the city six months to move from Blooming Grove who lives at a Streetman was promoted to utilities director in October upon the resignation of Merkle Ballenger said he and Ferguson agreed he would probably move in at the end of the but also noted that Ferguson has been working for the city for five who lives at held his position prior to Ballengers summer directive on a residency Ballenger initially declined to comment on the saying he wouldnt touch that with a tenfoot He later said he was not going out and borrow but would meet whatever requirements the city com mission PETETHADDEUS RICHARD ANDERSON ByPETETHADDEUS Sun Staff Writer Navarro County Auditor Bill Smith has informed county officeholders and department heads that his office cannot authorize payment of county purchases that do not follow the purchase order system because of state In a letter circulated Wed Smith told the of ficeholders that during the last few weeks many budget amendments have been made and that all accounts have funds available to cover normal ex penditures for the remainder of the SMITH ADDED In order to comply with the from this date all purchases must be approved by the treasurers office as to availability of funds prior to any purchase being The law Smith quotes is Article 1661 as found in Ver nons Texas Civil The article reads He county auditor shall not audit or approve any such claim unless it has been con tracted as provided by nor any account for the purchase of supplies or materials for the use of said county or any of its of in addition to other requirements of there is attached thereto a requisition signed by the officer ordering same and approved by the county Said requisition must be made out and signed and approved in triplicate by the said the triplicate to remain with the officer desiring the the duplicate to be filed with the county and the original to be delivered to the party from whom said purchase is to be made before any purchase shall be All warrants on the county except warrants for jury must CORSICANAWEEKLY LIGHT Texas 75110 Phone Area Code 214 8722551 ARTHUR KEENEY President Publisher ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates W per year or 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 be countersigned by the county The procedure described in the article is essentially the same as the procedures adopted by the The county procedure requires three steps a purchase order is filled out with a description and estimated cost of the item the order is sent to the treasurers office and the amount of the order is entered into the computer to indicate the amount to be spent and the item is ordered and an in voice is sent with the mer SMITH ALSO explained in the letter that budget amendments cannnot be made to pay for bills already The auditor said that Attorney General opinion 16321944 prohibits such The opinion states An order of the Com missioners Court amending county budget is legally suf ficient to protect county auditor in paying out money in excess of amount fixed in original budget andno funds provided for any order amending budget can be used to pay bills already created but must be used to pay bills incurred after date of The officeholders were in formed that if any bill is received in either the treasurers or auditors office for which there is no en cumbrance and funds are not available in the the bill will be returned to the office that submitted the bill for action by that The County by pay that Smith Two join Sun staff Fete Thaddeus and Richard Anderson have joined the Daily Sun editorial Thaddeus as the courthouse reporter and Anderson as the new staff is a graduate of Edwards where he took a bachelor of arts degree in American He comes to the Sun Staff from the HarteHanks editorial training program in is a 1976 graduate of Trinity University in San He holds a bachelor of arts degree in A native of Anderson is While an Thaddeus edited the weekly school The for two years and was assistant editor for one Anderson worked as a reporter for his school The Fire ants found in Corsicana By GARY EDMONDSON City Editor The verdict is still out on their but the presence of fire ants in Corsicana has been The known for their high rise ant hills and painful have established an extensive colony in the 700 block of while most of the ant hills are in a vacant several residences also have the ants in their LOCAL EXTERMINATOR Dewey Grimes said he discovered the ants while working at one of the homes on Further investigation turned up larger ant hills in an adjoining vacant lot and at another Because normal ex terminating procedures are ineffective against fire Grimes said he notified state and federal officials since they are the only ones permitted to use a highly toxic poison which can kill the Navarro County Agent John Kincaid says there is no doubt that the ants on Oxford are fire but he hastens to add that the results are not in yet as to whether the fire ants are native or The imported fire ant has a more severe sting than the native and and has been the subject of various horror story rumors since they began working their way inland from the Texas DISTINGUISHING between the two varieites is almost impossible to the naked Kincaid Because of several specimens have been sent to entomological experts at V Looking in From the a fire ant hill appears to be a collection of While this construction characteristic is a sure sign of fire both native and imported fire ants employ Fire ant hill Kenneth and Dewey Grimes survey a large fire ant hill in the 700 block of While the ants are located primarily in a vacant there are several colonies in neigh boring residential Sun Staff Photo by Gary Ed mondson Texas but Kincaid says it usually takes about three weeks to get a report since the experts have to get down to such in tricacies as the number of teeth and the configuration of the Kincaid reports that there has not been a report of imported fire ants in Navarro County since those ants found this past summer being Every county around us has had them this Kincaid adding that it wouldnt surprise him at all if these ants were of the non native While concurring that the imported ants sting worse than the Kincaid says he wouldnt want to be stung by any of Fire ant according to Kincaid produce white sores which later resemble blood and Grimes says that the stings leave permanent THE ANTHILLS on Oxford vary in with some rising up to ten inches above the ground and up to 30 inches in cir A characteristic of the fire ant according to is the multiple small openings instead of two or three large When the ant hill is opened for these openings prove to be the outcroppings of an elaborate honeycombed system of Of disturbing the ant hills also disturbs the and therein lies the greatest according to He says that a small child or pet could be severely stung by stumbling onto one of the ;