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Denton Record-Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Denton, Texas A Have Items Sell For f 'Christmas Gifts? g Call a .M' For Your Christmas Tree Ad iilcT'of.ilrn Tnc. .P.p. Box DENTON KECQRD- CHRONICLE Bringing You Neivs Of The World, The Nation And Your Neighbors B8TH YEAR OF DAILY SERVICE No. 100 DENTON, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8, 1970 28 Pages In 3 Sections Broncos To'Mett L. D. BdL See Page 8A Ten Cents, 15 Cents Sunday COMMISSIONERS OKAY REQUEST Lawhon Gets Assistant By PAT COLONNA Staff Writer County Attorney .Folm Lawhon got his man Monday, but not in a court of law. Rather it was at the weekly Commissioners Court meeting where the commissioners voted unanimously to grant Lawhon's request for another .staff assistant. The addition will give Lawhon three assistants. In other action, the court hesrd allegations of improper election procedures and ap- proved changing (lie time of opening election polling places to 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. Lawhon, who made the request for the additional attor- ney at a similar meeting last month, appeared before the court Monday ready to offer a detailed drawing of his office to show where he "could put" the extra man, but Com- missioner Chester A. Sparks cut the presentation short. "Even though Snuffy (County Auditor 0. II. Bailey) told me it's (the attorney's salary) coming out of the road and bridge fund, I move we give you the extra attorney because I know .you need him." The motion passed unanimously, and Sparks then admonished Lawhon to prepare next year's budget request for his department. Lawhon has failed to submit his request for needs from the 1871 county bud- get. County Judge Tom Todd read letters from several election judges who had been.asked, to. give suggestions for improving county procedures, then noted that as there were no elections scheduled now, it might be a good time to act on the suggestion, given by most elec- tion judges, that the polls open at 7 a.m. Commissioner 0. W. Hampton promptly moved the hour be changed, and' it passed unanimously. Vernon Kruger appeared to tell the commissioners about several "odd 'things'1 he .felt occurred in- connection with -the Aubrey local option .election Saturday. kniger, who admits-to being a implied' he could 'not get a list of registered voters before the election, but felt the opposition did, and were making telephone calls to get out the vote. -V i He described himself as a resident of Aubrey for 48 years, but said he had never seen many of the people who voted and felt some were from the "old folks home" which he said was outside of town "unless the city limits have been changed." Sparks pointed out to Kruger that one of the election judges was chosen for the specific reason that he was in sympathy with the "wete." County Clerk Mrs, Theta Parker told Kruger that only the county tax assessor-collector could give out registration lists. See LAWHON, Page HA Contact 33 Contact 33 solves problems, gets answers, Bracks down the facts and guards your right to know. Write Contact 33, Tic Uenloii Kccord-Chronicle, P.O. Box 369, Denlon, Texas, 76202. Or Call 387-3811 Irom'l to 5 p..m. Monday through Friday. Cashing In On Cans Where can you turn cans? Is there such a place close TO KN'OIV. Over aluminum .cans have been collected in the Dallas-Fort Worlh-Denton area during the past two weeks under Aluminum Co. of America's "Yes We Can" program. Scout troops, schools, churches, clubs, civic organizations and individuals have been bringing the aluminum cans'to 16 reclamation centers in Dallas and Fort Worth and redeeming them at 10 cents per pound, according to Mike Swearingen, Alcoa's local coordinator the program. Call 263-2151 in Dallas and Alcoa will be happy to provide ;you with collection sacks and other materials to assist you. In Dallas, collection centers are located at the Dallas West Shopping Center (Singleton and Pleasant Grove Shopping Center (Buck- ner Boulevard and Lake. Lochwood Village (Garland Road at .Medallion Center (Skillman and 'Northwest 'Sears'- Valley-View (Preston Road and LBJ and Westdiff Mall (Hampton nnd The centers are open froiri 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays, Canine Delinquents The dog problem on Chisliolm Trail and Driftwood is very bad. I have counted as many as nine dogs on one street running loose. Some of them nip at school children anil many of the (logs chase cars. It would really be a big Jiclp if the police could patrol these streets at about to S: 15 a.m. for a couple of days and see that the animals lire penned up. It is possible that some of these people tlon't know (hat Dcnton lias a leash law. Thank you very nice to have an organization in town that can accomplish Authorities of the Municipal Animal Shelter .have been advised of Ihe situation and will be patrolling (lie Chis- liolm Trail-Driftwood area this week, A Super Sell-Out I have :m opportunity (o be in Miami shortly after the first of the year. When will the Super JJowi be played and how can I obtain The Super Bowl, between the champions of the American and National Football conferences of the Na- tional Football League, will be played in the Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami at2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. The Record- Chronicle's sports department reports that the contest is generally sold out far in advance. However, you can ob- tain ticket information from Don Weiss, director of pub- lic rein lions, National FootballLeague, 410 Park Avenue, Kew York, N.Y. Tax Kates Kate Low How iloes Denfon County's lax rate compare viilt Others jn the .The county's tax rate is 95 cents per valuation, based on 20 per cent of true market value.Byandlarge, DentonCountyTaleislow.Anumber of counties usea jjighcr percentage jn their lax rates. Charitable Deduction TVerecently contributed groceries as pai t of a cli iyc to Jielp IMP needy. Can this be listed as a chautable con- tribution on our income According to the Internal Revenue Service1, fooij, clothing and other items given to a chat liable or- ganisation are deductible contributions. You can use the fair market value of the items to determine the amount of the deduction. However, it should be noted that food or clothing given lo an individual is not a charitable con- tribution under lax laws. Only when (he gift goes to a qualified charitable or other tax exempt gi oup is the con- tabulton a tax deduction, Considerable Expen clilure I've heard that the county is interested in purchasing. land for construction of anew courthouse. Is this K.M. Tor some time now, Contact's sources say, the county has examined the possibility. But this appears unlikely, to come about in Ihe immediate future; Reasons for this vary, but first, of all it would probably have lo be ap- proved in an election since construction of a courthouse would tall lor connidcfgfrlft expenditure. City, County Probe Hospital Questions "We gel money to build roads, streets and 135 and this is ail good. But it we don't have the city to use sonic of its sales! a hospital we don't need good By JIM BURNETT Staff Writer A Lcwisville banker wanted tax money.. .A county resident wanted commissioners to raise taxes And an ex-Denton mayor wanted to take the city out and let the county run the hospital. Whatever the suggestion, some 130 people Monday night stood on: common ground in their defense of Flow Memorial Hospital at a public, meeting of city, county and hospital board officials. Drawing the loudest support from those in attendance was Dr. David Thomas who told Ihe two governing bodies that if they let the hospital close they were letting "Denton dry up. "All we are asking Dr. roads, streets, swimming pools, a city hall or you com- missioners. "They won't know where Miss America came he con- cluded, they know you had to close your hos- pital." Dv. Thomas was one oi several area residents who spoke to city and county of- ficials after Dr. Charles Saunders, .president of the hos- pital board, explained Bow's' financial troubles. Although Dr. Sawders covered no new ground, he did repeat the problems that had brought on the present crisis. homas said, '-'is. for, you to. give! Among'reasons cited the; hospital tools'j inability to work With. i deficit financing over-drafts; inability to contract a loan to pay its deficit; lack of operational funds from the hospital's incep- tion: and bad debt losses which amounted to million over the past five yeais of the city and county to provide funds to recover some ofthe loss caused by care of the indigent although both bodies had provided finan- cial assistance in the past. Dr. Saunders also said that the time was right for a funding drive but that the hospital would not go to the people until the city and county had acted provide long-range assistance. f Dorcell Young, member of the hospital board's finance com OFFICER R 4TE STEADY L Photo LARRY REESE, QUITE A LIST Helpers m Santa's presented by Pam Ransom, 19, Deni- workshop will have their hands full if son Miss Ransom is a student at Noith 01' St. Nick is going to fulfill the list Texas State University. ROTC Head Visits NTSU Despite a number of bombings and even more bomb threats, the nation's air Force ROTC program is still graduating as many officers as in. the past, said AFROTC Commandant Gen, Benjamin B. Cassiday at North Texas State University Monday. Gen, Cassiday was on campus visiting the NTSU ROTC detachment, which itself was fire bombed by still unknown sources in Ihe spring of 1963. With 835 campuses having AFROTC programs, Gen. Cassiday spends a great deal of time trawling. He. noted lhat he was .finding campus disorders to number only about one-third of those last year. "When there are campus complaints against the government, it is often the I V I t s f HOTC's which ex- plained the general, who is headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He added that it is almost im- possible to tell which area might be plagued by campus disorder because the problem is now nationwide. "The majority of our campus problems come in the form of bomb Gen. Cassiday said. Despite the draft lottery and campus liberalism, the ROTC enrollments across the nation have been little affected, he noted. "We normally have a large number of men who enroll each year in the program and always have a few that don't continue the program after the first, few weeks. However, our (AFROTC) loss rale is less this year than ever Gen. Cassiday said. .iniltee, followed. Dr. Faundeis lo an additional explanation of by writing 'Row', problems; He told the (group that public inteiesl was iso high lhat a hospital district would pass if It .was put to the voters today.. The only statement by Young lo draw fire was the hospital district and there were various! opinions as to Us possible1 success or failure. But for the most part Young's j statement as well as that: of j Dr. Saunders brought applause from the crowd. j Young listed specific requests I of the city and county before a funding drive, to raise the deficit would be initiated. Among the requests sought was funding of .per year beginning Jan. 1, 1571 and per year to help im- plement the hospital's charity program which would include a icase worker to assist in deciding indigent qualifications. County Judge Tom Todd told the group thai the hospital al- ready had a case worker that out oi about 15 applications for indigent care he found "maybe four thai would qualify." He said he did nol see how such a small per- centage would have helped the hospital Young said lhat if the city and county had provided only Sec SUGGESTIONS, Page 7AJ good afternoon! 0 The Texas Longhorns are in both wire service polls again this week. The United Press International has pro- claimed the 'Horn's'national champions in their final poll, based on regular season piay. The Associated Press will take another poll afler the bowl Index Page Amusements...............7A Business News 12A Classified Ads 9-11A Comics HA Crossword Puzzle........11A Editorial Page............4A Councilman Resigns Post A city councilman resigned in, wiring, building and mobile Pilot Point and a proposed homes came, under discussion i teleph L :one rate increase in! Sanger was tabled in highlights! i of area governmental meetings
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