Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gttlem Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron D3RD YEAR, NO. 270 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MAIiCH 14: 1974--FORTY-TWO PAGES IN KOUU SECTIONS Associated f real What's That Following Me? A-mortified golf caddy carl serves Uenise Aprjerstm well as a carrier for her cello. "A lot of people stare at trie, but Hie kids in my orchestra class Ibink it's the Jackson Elementary fifth grader said. (Staff Pholo by Don Blakley) Big Fiddle No Problem For This Little Musician Uy AXiV KLORKS Itcporlcr-Ncws Staff Writer You might expect a four- fool, eight-inch tall girl lo have a problem taking a four- fool tall cello lo and from school every day, bul Uenise Apperson says it's no trouble al all. What may look like the most interesting thing on wheels is Deriise's cello strapped lo a modified golf caddy carl. The Jackson Elementary fiflh grader simply pulls the rig, which she has dubbed "The Cello behind her bicycle and unhooks it when she gels to school in the morning or home in the after- noon. Her father bought Ihe golf bag carrier especially for that purpose last week and added straps to secure the cello in place. Idea for the unique method of transport came from Den- isc's orchestra teacher, Dennis Bell, who had read in a maga- zine about a college student who used a golf cart lo push his musical instrument around campus. "It's not hard at all Ihis said Dcnise. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Apper- son of 15 Lawrence Circle. "It's not heavy like il is by hand and il doesn't move around from side to Denise's pleasure with the arrangement is shared at least lo an equal cxlent by her mother who said she used to have lo run by Ihe school on her lunch hour twice a week lo pick up Ihe large, though nol heavy, instrument and take il home so Dcnise could practice. "II was quite a Mrs. Apperson recalled. Hell said Denisc's "Cello Chariot" is Ihe most unique method of transporting a large instrument he has observed in the local elemcnlanes. Other young celloisls have to rely mainly on their parents lo load Ihe instruments in their cars, he said.. He said thai although he en- courages all of his students lo lake their instruments home every day, he realizes thai celloists and siring bass play- ers have parlicnlar difficulty doing so. Klemenlary school bass players, mostly boys, usually lake their instruments home only on weekends, he noted. Bell called Denise one of the several top students in the Jackson School orchestra. Dcnise, who began playing cello in September, l'J73, said she isn't sure how long she will continue her playing but her mother said she probably will join the school orchestra in junior high "if she's -still this enthused about it." Bryan Manager to Succeed Clifton Fred C. Sandliit, ii7, city man- ager al bryan since 1958, appointed Thursday by Ilic Abi- lene Cily Council to replace re- tiring Ci'ly Mgr. 11. P. Cliflon. .Sandlin will assume liis new duties here May 1. Sandlin was appointed by Mayor .I.C. Hunter Jr. wilh uminimous approval ol the coun- cil. His salary will he annually. His appointment capped a four-monlh search for a succes- sor to Clifton, who announced liis plans to retire Nov. 15. THE NICW CITY manager was selected from a field of more than a dozen applicants, according to Councilman Bob Childrcss, chainiiiu of the per- sonnel'committee charged with the task. Although Sandlin has lived the past 28 years in the Houston- tteaimiont-Bryan area, he is originally from W ..t Texas. Horn .Ian. 28, 1917 al Locknuy in Klojrd County, he grew up al San Angelo and attended high "FltlCD SANDI.IN [ui-mcr West Texan school there before going nil lo University, where lie received a bachelor o[ sci- ence degree in civil engineering in lfl-10. _____ Sandlin's experience in munic- ipal government slrelchcs back 211 years, beginning in ID.14 when he joined Die Cily of Bryan as citv engineer. Four years, later lie became city manager, a position he liad unlil stepping down in January. DnriiiR his 1G years as city man- ager liieve, Sandlin saw the Bra- Mis County cilv sjrnw fi'om a to approxi- mately OVI'.H THli ['AST fiscal year, liis responsibilities included the direction of some ISO cilv em- ployes and a oily operalin" burt.eel of Following his from Texas he was hrifflv cm- ployed as an engineer with the Texas Highway Dent, unlil join- in" thi' U.S. Army Corps of En- gineers in MHI. His' military service included active duly through April 1015, rising lo Hie rank of major, and service with the Army Reserve until IflGii. when he retired as a colonel. World War II and 1951. Sandlin was employed as a engineer wilh firms iji lieaiiinonl and Houston. Married lo Ihc former Shirley Shipley of Wichita Kails, he. is Ihr father of two grown children and in llryan was active in Hit; Kirsl United Methodist Church. Me also is a past president ART. EME AND VICINITY (40 m.le rAil ust CortirflerOhlc flotdincis f.ilh n chance of.