Grand Prairie Daily News, July 11, 1968

Grand Prairie Daily News

July 11, 1968

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Grand Prairie Daily News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1968, Grand Prairie, Texas ttxai GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY 10 PACES 1 SECTION VOLUME XXI NUMBER 168 JULY 1968 WEEKDAYS 5c SUNDAYS lOe Personnel additions planned for city The city budget will increase for the next fiscal year by about and 18 people will be added to the but no tax increase is even In the light of the sale of additional bonds and the expected calling of a bond election probably in City Manager Clifford Johnson pre sented his preliminary budget report to the city commission this week and said that a formal hearing on the budget will called probably by The whole budget will be approximate ly million for fiscal which will begin The operating budget will be around with million planned for capital budgeted for the golf and for the housing Another half mil lion dollars can be found In federally supported funds in which the city Is par Johnson said that remains In water and sewer bonds voted in Decem School tax rate here second lowest in area Symbol of Christinas A lighted cross which would shine for miles around Grand Prairie is a project for which the city has con tributed a 99foot Clifford city and Commissioners Billy Cartwright and Brown hold an artjsts concept of the which would be used to tie in with the Christmas USA Daily News photo Salary increase approved for junior high personnel A salary increase for junior high ad ministrators was approved by the school board Tuesday Junior high principals in schools of more than 750 Lee Jun ior High would not be granted an increase of per and all junior high assistant principals were given an increase of per The same salary schedule in effect last Prairie Scope year was adopted for other but Browning Combs said that an ad justment would be made next month in coaching staff salaries and in the high school principals Minimum salary of a fulltime classroom teacher with a bachelors de gree is set at with maximum at Beginning salary for masters de greed teachers is with maximum at Elementary principals salary is equal to salary of a fulltime principal for 11 months on me state plus Juniorhigh principals with the excep tion noted get the state schedule for 11 plus Junior high assistant principals receive the salary of a regular classroom teach er on the local schedule for 10 plus per The high school prin cipals salary is determined on an indi vidual The high school band director receives the salary of a regular classroom teach er for 10 plus A Grand Prairie school district resi dent with a house valued at pays annually in school or per hundred dollars of assessed on 39 per cent of market A chart presented at a public meeting this week by Schools Browning Combs indicated that Grand Prairie school patrons pay next to the lowest tax rate of any district in this Only Highland Park residents pay a lower At the top is Cedar which assess es per valuation based on 60 per cent of true market or per year on a In the chart re the same house would be taxed per year in in in Under alternate plans proposed by a tax increase for Grand Prairie would place the school districts tax rate near the middle of the Under one the assessment would be based on 65 per cent of market taxed at amounting to per year on a Under a second the valuation would be based on 60 per cent of market taxed at or on a The third plan calls for a 60 per cent assessment at or on a On local taxes collected on a per pupil Grand Prairie again ranks at the bottom of the list of area ac cording to Combs Grand Prairie now collected average per Irving collects Under one Grand Prairie would collect average per pupil in Jfjc es under the second and under the third Per pupil expenditure in GrandJPrairie now is below the state average Combs said that under the new tax per pupil expenditure would still be be low the state average projected for 1969 when the new rate would become ef Prairians father By CARMEN DENNIS AIRMAN Donald son of and Roy 211 Sky line has completed basic training at Amarillo Air Force He has been assigned to the Air Force Technical Training Center at Lowry Air Force for specialized school ing as a purchasing TWO GRAND PRAIRIE students have been named to the honor roll at the Uni versity of Oklahoma at Miss Mary Elaine daughter of and John 1921 Dorothy and Miss Linda daugh ter of and John 1313 both were named to the honor A B average with a minimum of 12 credit hours with no unsatisfactory or in complete grades is necessary in order to be named to the honor REGISTRATION for the second semes ter at the University of Dallas will be held July from 8 to 11 in Carpenter Graduate level courses offered in clude the Victorian Art Graduate Painting and Funda mentals of Economic GRAND PRAIRIE and Genarlski have recently re turned from a trip to Minot Air Force where they visited their daughter Car la Cloyd and her husband who is currently stationed at Minot Air Force Base as the Team Chief for the Minute man During their visit to North the Genarlskys visited a missle site and various state FOUR GIRL SCOUTS from Bryan Peels troop will be attending Camp Rocky Point at Lake Texoma July The girls are Jane daughter of and Bryan Martha daughter of and John Melody daughter of and and Dawn daughter of and Cynthia daughter of and Farlow went to Camp Whis pering and Donna daugh ter of and has at tended Camp Rocky Elizabeth daughter of and Frank has attended Camp Whispering Cedars in Kristy daughter of and Vernon will be attending Camp Whispering Cedars in turn engineer Little Larry making plans By KATHRYN ALLEN Daily News Staff Writer Larry Skidmore at the age of 12 is a young man on his way He already has three definite will attend will work for a scholarship in or der to and will be a computer engi He has a magic act which he per formed recently on the Colonel Pern broke Show over TV channel He had to ride four buses in order to get to the stu dio but there were very nice to me The young magician took it up as a hobby when he was eight and then let it There was a talent show at his school this past year and he decided to Since the talent show and the TV Larry has decided to keep polishing the act and perform at local civic clubs and It might even help me get through Larry also was editor of the Roaring Room publication ofhis homeroom at Crockett School and was president of his sixth grade He will enter Lee this Last Larry was a winner in the essay contest sponsored by Larrys current project is organizing a club for the Latin American children in his It is called the Junior Explorers and they learn about ev erything from parts of the telephone to The classroom is a shade tree in his Next project The next project will be a kiddie carni val for the benefit of muscular dystrophy Television star Icky Twerp sends out a kit which tells how to organ ize Larry says the merchants have been very generous in giving him things for He expressed deep sympathy for unfortunate sufferers of this dis dies Wednesday Funeral services will at Friday for Colcman David Wilson of Fort who died Wednesday after a long will be at the First Methodist Church of is the stepfather of Bob Wilson of Grand Survivors include Charlotte Wil son of Fort Worth Bob Wilson one Dale Stewart of Den Colorado two Howard Wilson of Odessa and Peck Wilson of Baycliff two Miss Betty Wilson of Dallas and Tom Hampton of El Paso and six Board expanded Appointment of Don Anderson to the airport advisory committee for the City of Grand Prairie was discussed at this weeks city commission and a member of the North Texas Pilots said he would be hap py to serve on the City officials were to meet with repre sentatives of the operators of Grand Prairie municipal airport and discuss some areas of management on which some pilots have filed formal disagree ber of 1964 and In general obliga tion While these bonds are most of the anticipated monej has been earmarked for continuing A new fire to be put into opera tion by October in northwest Grand Prairie will require a minimum sixman crew to operate In a new po lice patrol of five men will be pri marily to cover the Shady GroveBear Crock which was annexed last Four new people will be hired In the sanitation department for trash and brush collection to cover the entire city on a regularly scheduled weekly One person will be added in corpora tion one in the tax department and one in the inspections Mayor Waggoner said in next years planning he would like to see the widening of North Carrier Parkway con sidered to help handle traffic generated by apartment He men tioned also proposed cringe over a drain age ditch to connect a now portion of Tarrant Road with the old at NW 7th near the The possibility of calling a new bond election was again discussed and Mayor Waggoner reiterated an earlier state ment that near the end of the he would be the proper Johnson said with the type of growth the city is with reasonable we should be able to issue additional bonds each year and should be able to get our needs taken care of with out adjusting our tax Mayor Waggoner said he would not be in favor of any tax Pool hall request studied The city is considering a request to al low the operation of a billiards parlor at 1718B Dalworth but delayed a final deci sion Tuesday until some research could be done on a regulatory Currently all pool halls are prohibited in Grand Prairie the council about two or three years ago had a regu latory ordinance drawn up which was never Commissioner Brown moved to deny the request and voted against the motion to give it further Councilman Billy Martin said he is not opposed to pool halls provided they are properly Mayor Waggoner said he has vis ited some in Arlington which are clean and well A decision is scheduled for the 6 Young teacher Magic money The backyard serves as a classroom for Larry Skid Jessie and Janie VasquezDaily as he teaches members of the Junior Ex Photo plorers They right to Bab Larry Skidmore performs one of his magic He puts a blank piece of paper through two When it comes out on the other it is a real dollar Daily News Photo ;