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Gatesville Messenger And Star Forum (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Gatesville, Texas Countys HOME NEWSpaper f he AND STARFORUM GATESVILLE nice place to visit great place to live Gatesvllle 17 Gntesvlllc 24 Consolidated September 1907 FEBRUARY 1072 10e Per Copy VOLUME 32 Church to Build Manse 0 Dell Is Named New Presbyterian Pastor Ralph ODell of Clc bt nhas accepted a call from tho Presbyterian Church Gafesville to become its pas ter as of March lie succeeds Thomas who resigned last June to go to who will preach hs first sermon as the Gatcs ville pastor on March will ho I he 28th minister to serve the locnl The First Presbyterian Church was or RALPH ODELL Lornl churrhs 2Rth piistor Contract Let For Water Topseys System A contract for installation of distribution lines for a new rural water system in the Topsey area has been awarded to Mustek Construc tion of Topsey Water Supply Cor pfiration officials said work on the system is due to begin next with around 24 mil es of line to be Water for the system will be purchased from the city of Copperas The water system is being financed with a Farmers Home Administration loan and Vance the countys FHA said construc tion is also underway on the construction of new lowrent housing units at Turn nersvUJe and The Kvant project is nearing com ganized in Church leaders also announc ed this week that plans are un derway to build a 3bedroom brick home on church property at 1105 Leon Street as the churchs new The old frame manse at the same loca tion is now being torn ODell and his will move to Gatesville the latter part of this month and will reside in the former Earl Nesbitt home until the new manse is is a native of Ohio and both he and his wife are graduates of Indiana Cen tral College of where he received his degree and ODell a bachelor of music ODell later graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theolo gical receiving thi naster cf theology and he also did a years graduate work at Louisville City Hospi tal under the auspices of the University of Kentucky Medical See PASTOR Page 1 Gafesviffe Drug landmark Ends Operation Gatesville a landmark among locaJ business establish is no The doors closed Saturday at 713 Main where the drug store had been operated over since Its owners Bert Floyd and Don have merged the store with their Foster Rcxal Drug at 103 North The pharmacy department had been moved to the Foster store last John who owned the Gatesville Drug for many years and who still owns the I building at 713 said he i expects to find a new business j tenant for the downtown i I Johnson j and Baird purchased a drug store on and named it the Gatesville Reesing bought Bairds interest in 1921 and i Johnsons in He then operated the drug store as its sole owner until when he sold halfInterest to On he sold the remaining Interest to Floyd and Flentge later add ed the Foster store to their An extensive re modeling of the Foster Drug Store was completed in late Blakely to Speak at Annual Meet CC Vote to Choose Directors Underway KERMIT MILLER AND HAASE County sclwol board newcomer greeted by veteran trustees Miller Joins County School Board Kermit Jonesboro i Fred Homan of the hog fanner and community Precinct 3 this week was appoint1 County school board members ed a member of the Coryell County school lxard to fill the six weeks remaining on the un expired term of the late Andrew also of died last Miller has also filed as a candidate in the April 1 election for a full 2year term fin the county board as its Precinct 4 Also tiling for reelection this i week were Haase of Ga1 and who are in the middle of 2year terms are Precinct 1s Howard Franks of Oatesville and Pre cinct 2s Hull of Copperas who is chairman of the Coryell County Program Fiuilding was ad ministered the oath as a county school trustee Monday by Haasc has been on the county board since 1931 and has been its chaiiman since Hull is next in tenure on the having served since Teenage Trio Charged With Burglaries Here Gatesvilles 227 Chamber of Commerce members are now marking ballots lei elect seven persons to serve twoyear terms on theorganixal ions board of And as theballots went CC leaders announced that James Wharton Coun ty Junior College professor and noted will be the principal speaker at the cham bers annual Family Fun and Awards Night em March 28 at Gatesville High The CC ticket lists 14 nom with the seven receiving the largest number of votes to be Nominees are in r ol a local iime Johnny Ccunlry Club and Cotton vood Academy golf director iary a barber Joe I i road church pastor and insurance agent of a catalog store Gus auto dealer Charles Hil Star Gas mana Also assis tant supei ol a unit theState Seheiols Bobby eoowner ol a boat deal Raymond Vesta county treasurer Bobby rancher and oil company agent lire store owner Bobby Don Ernestine Huckabce and Hunt on the CC Retiring directors are Howard Don Praises Officers Vance Says Decision Not to Run For Office Personal One Auto Victims Widow Asking lOODc mages Francis McDonald f whosehusband was killed when struck by an j automobile whilecrossing Kl east of town is seeking damages a suit filed Monday in I District Court fs in the suit are I McDonalds Francis lean Mackie Dean McDonald and Dianna Named defendant is Jimmy driver eif the Herman is a caseworker at the Gatesville StaleSchools for The accident occurred at on a rainy and Her man told investigating officers he didnt see McDonald crossing the Hie plaintiffs petition claims that the accident was the result of negligence on the part of The was filed for the McDonalds by Michael Mar Lampasas i Three Galesville j 16 and 17 years oldwere be i ing held in county jail here Wednesday on burglary charges stemming from a series of re raids including a Thursday night burglary at Ga tesville High Sheriff Cummings said two j of the boys were high school I while 15yearold is a parolee from the Stale Schools for He said the 17yearold suspect on probation after pleading guilty to a felony theft The 15yearold was to be re turned to the reform school Wednesday Tine three youths were ar rested Officers say they are of two re cent burglaries at the Gatesville Country Club in which was of breakins the Dutch Pantry and Iearce Groc and of Thursday nights burglaiy at the high school Officers said they recovered local manager Idustries and caliber nfle shells when the youths were The ol ficers said it was the loot from THE THREE suspects are also being about a bur glary at Alexanders Store in The Taking part in the investigation are sheriffs offic Texas Hanger Jim Wright and City Police Chief Mike Sheriff Cummings said writ ten stall ments concerning some of the burglaries had been ob tained from the The high school building was I entered Thursday night by thieves who broke out windows the vocational supervisors and the principals of Some windows in doors in side the building also High School Principal Sidney j Pruilt said between and and a few postage were i taken from the vocational of iad lor Walls In Kermil f the local Soil Serv w a r k MARKED BALLOTS are to be returned to the Chamber of Commerce ollice no Inter than Those in by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight that The seven elected will join holdover directors Joe Ken Joe IJich anls Jack Price JAMES BLAKELY of luiniur xnt Wait and Powell Says Buddy Powell and fne of the first duties the Dick j ward of directors will be Fred lllt fC officers for 1972 Kenworlhy been president the See SPEAKER Page 1 Dixon Two File In School Board Election Here Voters of Gatesville dis trict will elect four trustees in the sehtx Ixiard election com ing up April 1 and so far there are only two candidates both Hal hoard piesi will run for a second elec tive 3year lerm as a James is a candidate to fill the unexpircfl term of Fred which lias two years to Dixon been sening on the school board since Nov when he was appointed in Kochs Koch had re I signed hoard post last sum The terms of Dan Kdwards the Well wail a while and what County Demoi lf hoards vice and era tic Chairman Charles Powell Cotton Davidson are also ex talking Mays Poisons Wow Verfeof en For County Trapper An in seven cartons of cigarettes and 1 1 boxes of See BURGLARIES Page 1 District Attorney Leslie Vances decision not to seek an elective term in Uie office was a one and was made in the best interest of rny he declared in a statement released this who resides in Clif ton find who has been in the 52nd District for said he will continue in the office until my succes sor has Presumably would be on and the earliest would be after the general election in Only candidates for district attorney are two Gatesville Monday Will Be Holiday for Many Citizen Of Year Nominations Asked Salter and Bob The 52nd District is comprised of Coman Bosque and Hamilton countieswilh the court in in obsenance ryoll having by far the biggest Washingtons The banks and post offier will be The case In his public Vance praised the quality of law enforcement officers in Co ryell County and especially LESLIE VANCE Much tlwugbt and deep regret commended Sheriff Winfred Below is the text of his statement ON I was sworn in as district attorney of the 52nd Judicial District by appointment of the gover nor of When I was ap pointed it was my intention to seek a full term in office in the next general I have enjoyed serving as district attorney and feel that it is one of the most rewarding experi ences from the standpoint of public service that a man can I have decided to seek election to the office eif district attorney after much thought and deep My decision was based on my best judgment as to what would be best for me and my family and with the assurance that the office of district attorney would be continued in the fine tradition of the 52nd Judicial See DECISION 1 1 Back in 1959 theGatesville i Chamber of Commeree deemed i it fitting and pniper that a Imder Congressional decree I local should be singled that most holidays be anf honored iiuh year for iiii seuneGatesvillc es j outstanding civic tablishments will he closed Thus thetowns of the Year program First to be hemorid was Commen He is leaving HieJ They may I Gatesville school system this led to Box year after servingfor 21 years as its In the intervening 1 persons have been lioni j the primary criterion ing of tin and post and there edict issued by Iresii lenl in a recent environmen tal address forbids the1 use chemical poisons lor the con trol of predatory Her man thegovernment trapper in Coryell was by Fish and Wildlife Seivice this Inehidid in the of for bidden an cyanide County Judge i Doug Smith said the trapper been killing four to five wolves a month in this county these chemiial It already seemed that w e jwere tiihtmg a losing battle in attempts to protect Any resident of this area can i goals and other livestock from nominate a for thei coyntcs and other pre award by writing Smith a Ictter or filling in the form i Now that cyanide and stryeh printed outlining nine can no loiigir b nominees accomplisbmints and getting rid ol Hiepi of nomination will be an even louiJicr must reach the Chamber of Kgger is now reslrii iffiee no later than theuse of siai sairl this week while money to finance Democratic His comment came after At torney General Crawford Mar tin rulel state tax dollars coiililnl pay the parly election expense unless the legislature voles an appropriation for ilns iir problem isnt as great as Hial in the urban the DeniDs Powell We al ways operate eeonomically and thecost of holding a primaiy in this county runs Ijelvveen and I lilinj fees Icclec frnm candidates this ill pay only a Iraclion of I he eost In the filing lees have borne theentire eleelion expense this method been niled un constitutional by federal who has served three terms as a has announeed thai he will definite ly not be a candidate for re Ive been there nine years and I think thats long he I think its lime for someone to do fiisl appointed and then elected year If fill the unexpired term of Doug said Tuesday he was undecided about filing for a place on the Now a member of the Baylor Univer sity football coaching Ilav is concerned that duties might interfere with his giving sufficient time to the school hoard Candidates for places on the April 1 ballot must file with Kay school board secre Oglesbys Annual Rattlesnake Hunt Opens Saturday Morning One of oryell most novel events a rattlesnake and show and a flea mar ket its third annual run at igleshy Saturday and ted to s and Suiiela v doings are sponsored 1 iglejhy The event big the found 50 he no mail delivery Soil Conservation The by a spec will I irnmilt Senice and Fanners Home ministration offices will also he i il this order the late and Fort Hood workers Sybil ie picked ee which ice in clu Year as IOS will havethe flay Fddie Robert The academic schools nl the Dyer Gatesville State Schools for Cdlie Sam Ieiwj may Boys will hold regular f Sidney Joe but it will be a holiday for and Jim Dont let your cheiiee Uover other employees The the time come tei looked for lack of Humiliation drivers license office on West j llifk lllc lucky 1971 j Taketen minutes and Main will also be and of the who will jibejudges know y u r Meli Many people rlesirve this I but only one each year Pow may receive CC President Kenworthy pointed den hunl ing in I be I ight prcdalory We will do our hesi vide1 tin1 same ne in pro tecting but there will be a peril nl ol readjustment until wi CHII accomplish all that is Milton Caro stale supeiA isor lor the Fish and Wildhle Caroline also mentioned the possible use nl a trouble shoot ing team should predator problems next Stale Highway Department j receive an engraved personnel will also have a a March 28 Chamber merce plaque at f Com The nomination may be used form Seven Are Fined In County Court Fines totalling were levied against persons pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in Judge Doug Smiths county court Six were charged with and each was fined plus court A man charged with driving while his license was suspended was fined plus court CITIZEN OF YEAR 4H Food Show Slated Saturday I nominate lor thehonor of the of the for the lollowing reasons The annual Coryell County Food Show will be held in the Na tiemal Hank Civic Room in Ga Theshow will be open i to the public Iroin 11 to 12 Kveryone is invited to at sfiys Coryclls home demonstration Iree recipe huoks evn laining inning foods I will be given lo all those at Sigiialurc is re SMOKY MOORE With one fur aliu hunters bringing in 2H5 rattle snakes and a crowd of up to takea look the ralllers and This year thedgleshy Lions are shooting for an mark of Kenneth i ioodvv m is theshow chairman and Kannel Graves publicity They eonfident the event w ill scl iiew records this Thesnake hunt is thepri mary and next will hethe snake pit operated by Venornairis of Fort Theyll havesnakes to work with from the tunethe doors open the drjisby High School cym Saturday Smoky veieran iates villc hunter who ha captured hundreds ol this week caught snake more than MX Icmg with 11 rattlris to Hie Moore has been ntir I ho leading trophy w mneiv at pre vious Ogleshy bunts and will ho in thefielel again this week end seeking lo repeal his past tri Other hunters I mm all over Hie stale an Another HI tract ion will be a flea Started last the market was teimed a finesucciss and dgleshv ites be lievetrade will heeveii more brisk this Table space is sold for per Iher at tract ion w ill bea dunce m downtown dg Salurday A quetn Oglesby snake hunt will See SNAKE HUNT Page 1 heing Aii streei lesby ol the
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