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   Winters Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 1, 1971, Winters, Texas                                 WINTERS: A Busy, Friendly, West Texas City.  VOLUME SIXTY-SEVEN  ®he tOintm (tnictptiu  BUY IT IN WINTERS!  WINTERS, TEXAS (79567), FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1971  PRICE 10c  HOME TOWN  -Bf R. C. TH0MA8-  Last December 11,  "Flea Market" In Winters Friday and Saturday  a ''Civic  Betterment" meeting was held in the Winters Community Center, attended by 150 people from all over North Runnels Ct)unty; The meeting was spoi\sQred by the City Council of Winters, the board of trustees of Winters Independent School District, the Chamber of Comipérce; the Winters Housing Authority, North Runnels County Hospital District, and other boards and committees.  Primary purpose of the meeting was to determine what the people of North Runnelsi wanted in the way of "betterment" for the entire north part of the county. Following is one paragraph from the report of that meeting:  ". . . suggestion forms were handed to those attending, and they were asked to write down any suggestions for improving the community. Of those turning in suggestion forms, 72 percent indicated they favored a hospital-building program—and a large majority of those indicated that such a project should have a higher priority rating than any other of the several projects suggested."  With that signal, the board of directors of North Runnels Hos pital District began immediately a concentrated study of the possibilities of building- a now hospital, to replace the present outdated building. Several approaches to the proposition were investigated, and all members devoted much of their time to study and planning. An architect was consulted, and eventually, building plans were readied and approved. Then on to financing: The board decided that a bond issue would be the most favorable route, and started plans-to-that end. Even after that decision was made, the people of the district èfA, into the act, and a petition signed by 206 residents was presented to the board, asking that a bond election be called. » ' ,  Meanwhile, solid support in another form became evident. A special committee, representing about every facet of the community, was organized to take contributions to purchase equipment for the new hospital. This part of the project began to grow by leaps and bounds, and as of Monday of this week, well over $44,000 had been pledged or contributed. "And this is only the beginning," according to members of the special committee.  This action on the part of the people of North Runnels indicates that the project is receiving high support. It's the people saying, "We need a new. hospital, so let's get on with it!"  The final answer will be given October 19, the day of the bond election, of course. That will he the time we can take absolute action, to keep North Runnels going forward, and to provide hospital facilities for our own We should begin now to make plans to go to the polls and support this project. Because if we don't, we may find ourselves without a hospital, and eventually without doctors — which would be the worst Set-back this area could ever experience!  "Big doin's" are in the forecast for Winters and North Runnels County Friday and Saturday of this week, as the curtain raises on the big two-day "Flea Market," sponsored by the Winters Chamber of Commerce and promoted by the Retail Trades Committee of the Chamber. There'll be something for everybody, and everybody is invited to get in the act.  This Flea Market will be held downtown Winters, with a-  in  bout every vacant store front, vacant lot, parking lot—every available inch—expected to be utilized as literally dozens of people bring their trinkets, odds and ends, miscellaneous items, furniture and household goods, anything loose—to offer for sale or trade. There is no limit to the  size or number of articles, and there will be no registration fee or other cost to those operating stands.  Many merchants also are getting in the act, planning to hold special "Flea Market" sales in conjunction with the event. Merchants will be offering top-quali-ty goods in these sales.  Individuals and groups wishing to take part in this Flea Market event may do so by setting up stands at any downtown location. It has been suggested that permission of property owners be obtained, however.  Promotors of this Flea Market are expecting this event to be the largest ever, in this part of the country, as many people already have expressed an interest in setting up shop. •  Too Wet To Pick, No More Cotton In  Those few farmers who have been ready to start stripping cotton in the area are still being held back by the weather. No cotton has been received by the Winters Warehouse since last week, when a total of 38 bales received was reported.  Heavy rains in North Runnels last week saturated the fields to the extent that even with sunshine, it will be several days before strippers can be started in the fields ready for them.  Bliizards Play In Clyde Friday Nite  The Winters Blizzards, with a record of 2-1 in pre-conference games, will open District play this week, traveling to Clyde for a bout with the undefeated Bulldogs. District games begin at 7:30 p. m.  The Blizzards will be looking for a come-back win, after their 15-7 loss to the Anson Tigers last week, on a water-covered field. No injuries haunt the Wintersites, and they will go into district competition in fine shape. Coach Chili Black said.  Clyde again is a "power team, with most team members weighing in the lielghfiorhood of 200 pounds, according to scouts There are severpU returnees on the Bulldog squad, among, thepi Gary Barr, a junior halfback and fullback, who led the Big Country in, scoring last season.  Winters and Clyde ,have played two common opponents, Hamlin and Merkel. Winters defeated Hamlin 21-16; Clyde defeated Hamlin 28-6. Winters de-  Attempt Being Made To Mark Graves At Bradshaw  Wayne Hunt of Bradshaw is spearheading a drive to put some kind of permanent marker on every grave in the Bradshaw Cemetery. Many .of the graves do not have tombstones or even markers. Hunt said. '  Anyone wishing to help in placing a marker on a grave is asked to contact Wayne Hunt, Rt. 2' (Bradshaw) Winters.  feated Merkel 29-28; Clyde downed Merkel 14-7. Clyde's defeat of Roscoe Friday night was a runaway, as the Bulldogs took that game 35-0.  There will be no changes in Winters' starting lineup this week, the coach said,  PROBABLE STARTERS Offense  Tight End: Keith Paschal, 153 Left Tackle: Wayne Schwartz, 168 L. Guard: Lynn Giles, 162 Center: David Grohman, 141 R. Guard: Mike Smith, 155 R. Tackle: Jimmy Benson, 172  Split End: Billy Ray Grant, 136  QB: Steve Tatom, 155 LH: Lee Choate, 186 RH: Jerry Mack Jackson, 174 FB: Fred de la Cruz, 158  Defense LT: Jimmy Benson LG: Mike Smith RG: Bodie Williams, 235 RT: Keith Paschal Linebackers: Lynn Giles and Wayne Schwartz L. Monster: Larry Cooper, 143 Right Monster; Jerry Mack Jackson LHB: Ricky Mathis Safety: Oscar Torres RH: Billy Ray Grant.  IN COTTON HOME  Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Knight of St. Louis, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Aldridge of Golds-boro, have been visiting in the home of Mr. Knight's and Mrs. Aldridge's mother, Mrs. O. M. Cotton.  Burleson Wins Committee Approval For Removal Of Excise Tax On Pickups  Katharyn Duff, "Front Page" columnist for The Abilene Re-porter-News, has been helping a reader in the search for a recipe or directions on how to make "sillibub." According to an old "White House Cookbook." published late in the 19th Century. it is spelled with a "y"— "syllabub," and here is what it said in Mrs. Grover Cleveland's day: "Syllabub. One (Continued on page 6)  AM Awards Fete To Be HeM In Winters Saturday  The annual Runnels County 4-H Awards Banquet is scheduled for 7 p. m. Saturday,"October 2, in the Winters Communi ty Center.  Members who have completed their projects for the year will be presented their a-wards. the County Gold Star Girl and Boy also will be named 9t the banquet.  Mrs, Juanita O'Connor, home demonstration agent, and Warren W. Mitchell, assistant coun ty agricultural agent, are di ' recting banquet arrangement«  Washington, D. C.—In a closed meeting of the Ways and Means Committee, currently deliberating the President's economic tax package. Congressman Omar Burleson has been successful in gaining approval of his proposal to remove the 10% excise tax on pickup trucks of 7500 pounds gross weight or less. The Committee vote was 20 to 4 in favor of Burleson's proposal, with one Member not voting.  Burleson commented that the President's proposal recommended removal of the excise tax on "automobiles only. Because of the wide use of pickup trucks for personal transportation,! and. parti.cular|y. in areas such as the 17th Congressional  District of Texas which he represents in the Congress, the Congressman had indicated- to the Committee that it would be discriminatory not to include pickup trucks along with automobiles in the tax removal.  As a part of the over-all tax bill, scheduled to be formally reported out of the Committee on Tuesday, September 28, action will be rquired by the House of Representatives and the Senate before final approval, as well as a Conference Committee to work out differences. Con gressman Burleson indicated his strong hope that this" provision will be. retained as future ac-ticÄi is completed. The effective date would be September 23, 1971.  Blizzards Lose To Anson 15-7 On Rain-Soaked Field  A rain-soaked field plus a plague of Blizzard fumbles combined with the host Anson Tigers to hand the Winters team its first defeat of the season by a 15-7 score Friday night.  The Blizzards were unable to 'get anything going in the first quarter, failing to make a first down during that period; the Tigers managed to drive down in field goal range, where Ernest Garcia kicked for the three points.  ; Early in the second quarter Winters got a drive going with carries by Jerry Mack Jackson, Lee Choate, Steve Tatom, and a 42-yard pass from Tatom to tight end Keith Paschal. The drive covered a total of 70 yards but fizzled on the Anson 10 yard line, where the ball went over bri downs. During the second quarter Anson added six points on a pass and handoff which was one of the few times during the game that the Tigers slipped anything past the Blizzard defense.  Winters displayed a new look with their passing game to start the second half, and in four plays they were on the scoreboard with a touchdown. The gainers in this drive were a 35 yard pass from -Tatom to split end Billy Ray Grant and the touchdown pass of 25 yards from'Tatom to Choate. Choate kicked for the one-point conversion and a 9-7 score. The Blizzards spent a great deal of the remainder of the third quarter down around the Anson goal line but could not move the ball in for another score. A field goal attempt was muffed before Choate could ever get his foot into it.  The defense remained stout and returned the ball again and again to the offense, but they just didn't get it going. With one minute left the Anson quarterback found a hole up the middle and took it 41 yards for another Tiger touchdown and a final score of 15-7.  Outstanding play was exhibited by Oscar Torres — intercepted two Tiger passes; Fred de la Cruz — recovered one Anson fumble; Mike Smith — recovered two fumbles; and Bodie Williams—recovered two.  Others who Were strone on defensive play were: Ricky Mathis, Jackson, Grant, Lynn Giles, Wayne Schwartz, Jimmy Benson, Keith Paschal, and Larry Cooper.  Hospital Bond Election Scheduled October 19th  WORLD'S LARGEST paperweight might be one usé for Sen. Charles Mathias' latest office decoration. Handcarved in Thailand, the huge elephant ,was presented to Mathias by a group of the Maryland Republican's constituents.  A $475,000 bond election, to build a new hospital for North Runnels County Hospital District, has been called for Tuesday, October 19, by the board of directors of the district.  North Runnels County Hospital District is composed of County Commissioners' Precincts 2 and 3, as the precincts were situated Jan. 1, 1969, and not the recently realigned boundaries.  The election boxes will be provided for voters in this bond election. Precinct 2 ballot box will be at the office of the Winters Chamber of Commerce, with Howard Worthington presiding judge, and Mrs. Truett Billups alternate.  Ballot box for Precinct 3 will be at the Wingate School, with Mrs. M. B. Folsom presiding judge and Mrs. Lena Wheat, alternate.  Absentee voting will be conducted at the office of the North Runnels Hospital in Winters. Mrs. Loretta Pierce is clerk for absentee voting.  Ricky W. Boles Gets Gommendation Medal In Vietnam  Army Specialist Four Rickey W. Boles, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs'. Monroe W. Boles, 403 Wood St., Winters, recently received the Army Commendation Medal near Da Nang, Vietnam.  The medal was awarded for meritorious service. Such service can be over an extended period of time or for outstanding achievement in a single situation. In either case, the recipient must have demonstrated skills and dedication far a-bove the average.  Spec. Boles received the a-ward while assigned as a member of Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion of the 23rd Infantry Division's 82nd Artillery.  The specialist entered the Army in June 1970 and completed basic training at Ft. Ord, Calif.  C-C Board To Meet Tuesday  Board of directors of the Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, October 5, at 5:15 in the chamber office.  All board members are urged to attend to discuss projects for the rest of the year. Other members of the Chamber of Commerce also are invited, M. D. (Doc) Johnston, president, said.  Hospital Fund Now  $44,761  Pledges and cash contributions to the North Runnels Hospital Equipment Fund have now reached ^44,761.00, as of Monday of this week. Ted Meyer, chairman of the special committee for the fund, said $2595.00 had been received since last week's report.  Meyer said 176 individuals, families and business firms have made contributions or signed pledges, but it is expected that many more will join their ranks within the next few days.  "This is an indication that there is solid support for the proposed new North Runnels Hospital," Meyer said, "And this support is expected to become more evident as pledges and contributions continue to  come m.  Contributions and pledges ceived since last report are:  re-  15.00  10.00  10.00  Missionary To Speak At Calvary Baptist Church  Joe Vasquez, missionary to Mexico, will be the speaker at the Calvary Baptist Church Sunday, October 3, at 11 a. m., O. D. Heflin, pastor of the church, has announced.  A basket lunch will be served at the church following the services.  The public is invited.  Special Women's Committee To Work With C-C Toward Civic Improvement  A special women's civic improvement committee has been formed to work with the Winters Chamber of Commerce to work toward "creating interest in improving appearance, and instilling pride in the appearance of the town."  The group, formed Tuesday afternoon, has been divided into four smaller groups and each assigned a section of town in which to work. They will make a survey this week, listing improvements needed in all parts of the city, along with improvements which have already been made, and report to the Chamber of Commerce next week.  Mrs. Raymon Lloyd and Mrs. Woodrow Watts have been named co-chairmen of the women's committee. They said the idea behind formation of the women's group was to seek other women who are Interested in the appearance of the town, and who will work for improvement.  Sectional co-chairmen are: Northwest—Mrs. Carroll Tatom and Mrs. M. D. Johnston.  Southwest — Mrs. Hal Dry, Mrs. Bill Bean.  Northeast — Mrs. Raymond Burns, Mrs. D. E. Bissett.  Southeast—Mrs. George Garrett, Mrs. Sam Jones.  Anonymous Rev. and Mrs. Lester  Carter ..............  Rev. and Mrs. 0. L.  Claxton ......................  Mr. and Mrs. Earl  Dorsett ......................... 100.00  Memory of Mr. and Mrs.  W. A. Dry .................. 25.00  Mrs. Jonah Eckert ........... 10.00  Mrs. Hans Gottschalk 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Grant Sr. and Mr. and Mrs.  Floyd Grant, Jr......... . 100.00  Mr. and Mrs. Carl  Green .................................... 20.00  Mr. and Mrs. Carl  Grenwelge ........................... 25.00  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence  Hambright ......................... 25.00  Mr. and Mrs. P. L.  Harrison ......................... 500.00  Mr. and Mrs. Leon  Hilliard ............................... 20.00  Mr. and Mrs. Joe  Irvin ................................. 25.00  Mr. and Mrs. C. R.  Kendrick ...................... 100.00  Mr. and Mrs. Charles  Kruse, Jr........................ 25.00  L. P. Gas Co., by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Loyd and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wheat . 500.00  Mrs. Emma Marks ............ 100.00  R. R. Merrill ..................... 10.00  Mr. and Mrs. M. G.  Middlebrook ................... 50.00  Mr. and Mrs. O. B.  Raper ............................... 100.00  Dr. and Mrs. T. L.  Russell ........................  Rev. and Mrs. Robert  Sanders .................  Mr. and Mrs. James E.  Spill . .........................  Mr. and Mrs. J. A.  Traylor ...............  Memory of Ralph Arlen  Vaughan ...................... 100.00  Mrs. A. T. Williams ............ 50.00  TOTAL THIS WEEK $2595.00  The board approved plans for the new hospital in August, and has been investigating possible building sites. When the announcement was made that the hospital board was planning to call a bond election to build a new hospital, a special citizens' committee was organized to raise money to purchase equipment. Response was immediate, according to Ted Meyer, chairman of the group, and as of this week, $44,761 already had been subscribed for the project, and much more is expected within the next few weeks. The $475,000 bond issue would provide funds for the building.  Redemption of bonds, and interest, would require an additional levy of only 30 cents on each $100 valuation of taxable property within the district, making the total rate 50 cents.  The new hospital would contain a gross area of 14,800 square feet. There would be 16 patient rooms, six of which would be built to accomodate two patients, plus a two-bed intensive care room.  The" hospital presently operated by the North Runnels District was formerly the Winters Municipal Hospital. The building was constructed In the mid-1930's and operated by the City of Winters until Oct. 1, 1969. when it was transferred to the North Runnels Hospital District following an election in August 1969, forming the district.  The hospital district board said that a thorough study has been made of the needs of the community, and that the proposed hospital would be built to meet these needs, and all specifications and requirements of State and Federal commissions and boards would be met.  250.00  25,00  300.00 50.00  Display During Homecoming Octdbef 8 To Feature OM Anhuals, Pictures  A display calculated to'-prod the memories of ex-Winters school students will be featured during the annual Homecoming activities Friday, October 8.  A collection of old annuals, pictures, school keep-sákes, will be on display during the ex-student fellowship in the school cafeteria following thé Winters-Balllnger fqotball gftmé.  Many éx-students now living in other localities aré expected to return for the homecoming celebration. Exes may register at the cafeteria, ^here dinner will be served prior to the foot ball game, or following the  ¿ame during the reception  All ex-students having interesting school item«, snapshots. programs, annuals, or other articles which could be added to the "Memory Display" in the cafeteria, are asked to contact Mr. James Gehrels. All Items will be labeled and will be return^ to owner, she said.  Everyone who has ever attended Winters schools, is urged to attend homecoming activities and take part, and to notify friends and relatives and invite them to Winters for this special homecoming celebration, Ex-Students Association officers toid.-.. .         STATISTICS          Winters        Anson      6    First Downs    9      62    Yds. Rushing    29      102    Yds. Passing    120      17    Pass Att.    35      3    'Pass. Comp.    12      3    Pass. Int.    2          Punts    6      24.5    Avg. Punt    25.5      7    Fumbles Lost    5      15    Yds. Pen.    52     Four Students From Winters Will Be In Macy's Thanlcsgiving Parade In N. Y.  Junior Hi Twirlers Won Awards In Cisco Contett  Several members of the Winters Junior High School twirling team won awards in the twirling contest held at Cisco Junior College September 18.  Donna Carroll and Christ! Sprayberry won a first place trophy for a duet performance.  Holly - Sanders won sqeond place in sold competition.  In the ensemble competition, Donna Carroll, Christ! Spray-berry, Kathy Colburn and Holly Sanders won second place. .  Four Cisco Junior College students from Winters will be with the Cisco Junior College Band and Wrangler Belles Drill Team in the nation's most pre-tigious annual parade, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, according to Eris Ritchie, Public Relations Director and Band Director for the. Cisco College.  Students from Winters will, be Judy Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Foster; Janet Schwartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Schwartz; Troylene McKnight and Troyce Mc-Knight, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy McKnight.  The invitation to take part in the parade was accepted by Dr. Leland Willis, president of the college, and at the same time Dr. Willis announced .t h,e laHhching of a massive, fund-raiting' campaign to help finance the trip for the two  ■rtie Cisco band and drill team will join a very elite group of only approximately 15 bands from the entire nation in the . WtcWe said the CJC  WTRC Round-Up Moved To Oct. 4  group would probably be the only organization featuring a girls' dance and drill team ahd that the Belles will do a featured performance at Herald square adjacent to Macy's that will be seen by millions on national television.  Ritchie said. "The whole nation will be looking in on the parade on Thanksgiving Day, and one of the featured things everyone will .see will be the Cisco Junior College Band and Wrangler Belles. This of course also represents a true opportunity of a lifetime for the boys and girls in our organizations, and it will be an experience of which they will be telling their children and grandchildren through the years as they view the parade on successive Thanksgiving. To say we're proud and happy would be a gross understatement."  The CJC Band has a record 68 members this year, and there are 42 coeds in the Wrangler Belles. The two groups will soon begin a "crash program" oi preparing for the parade. Mrs. Pat Owens is director of the Belles.  Officials of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center have delayed the annual Cattlemen's Round-Up until Monday. October 4 due to heavy rains throughout the state.  "With all of the high water in almpst every direction from Abilene, it is impossible to get the cattle to Abilene for the sale at this time, "announced C. A. Morris of Abilene, chairman of the event.  The Round-Up. originally scheduled for Monday, September 27, is the largest fund raising event of the WTRC. Time for the auction has not been changed and activities will get underway at 1 p. m., October 4.  "This does not effect either our horse sale or sheep and goat sale, both set for later in the month," Morris said.  Cattle for the Round-Up were donated from ranchers and stockmen from throughout the Abilene area, as well as Del Rio, Monahans, Vernon, Child-wss, Electra, and Bowie, just to name a few places.  "Weather always seems to be a problem as far as the sale is concerned," Morris said, "but iisually we have to fight the dust-rOot the rain."  WHS Students Will Have Opportunity ToTalteACTTest  Students at Winters High School who are planning to attend college will have five opportunities to take the ACT Text Battery during the 1971-72 academic year.  The first of five national testing dates on which the national assessment examination will be offered' is Saturday morning, Oct. 16. Students planning to take the five-part ACT battery on that date must have registered no later than September 27, according to Mrs. Lee Harrison,' high school counselor.  Mrs. Harrison also announced the complete national ACT schedule for the 1971-72 academic year. The schedule Is (with the corresponding registration periods in t)arenthesis): Oct. 16 fAug. 24-Sept. 27); Dec. 11 (Oct. 4-Nov. 15); Feb. 26. 1972 (Nov. 29-Jan. 31); April 22 (Feb. 14-March 27); July 15 (April 10-June 19).  Information and applications are given to senior students through the WHS counselor's office.  For the fourth consecutive year, the cost for taking the ACT examination - questionnaire is $6, despite increased services that are provided this year for the college-bound students and their high schools.  Last year approximately wie million persons in the U. S. and overseas took the five-part battery, which is required or recommended for applicants at more than 1,900 colleges, universities, two - year colleges, scholarship agencies, and athletic conferences.  The ACT battery, which takes about 3 1-2 hours to complete, includes a series of four tests designed to measure general ability to pertorm kinds of Intier-^ lectual tasks typically required of college students. Another part of the examination consists of questions about the students' academic and nonacadéitiíc background, immediate pliiu for college, and career aspiré*' tions.  RECEIVED AWARD  Frederick T. Gideon, fornier resident of Wintei^, aiid an employe of White Sands MittUe. Range in New Mexico, recently was among 12 other tvopkyttB to receive performance awatda for wqrk at the MiMlle Range.^;  . —- __   

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