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Andrews County News Newspaper Archives May 21 1972, Page 1

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Andrews County News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Andrews, Texas Drifting Sands by James Roberts if we keep on improving people and things Well soon run out of Humble beginnings for great men. Andrews c tax included thirty eighth year no. 68 12 pages Andrews Texas sunday May 21, 1972 a number of citizens in Andrews can still remember quite vividly the great depression of the thirties. Gene Thompson amiable administrator of the local nursing Home brought in a piece the other Day about if you think this country is bad now you should have been around in the thirties. Gene does no to recall where he came across the information but it should bring Back memories a not necessarily fond ones a to a lot of people the old House with the Side room the barns the Sheds and the cow pens Are Long gone from the old Home place. I found an old snuff bottle or two and some red rocks from the top of the Cistern about where i think our House sat. The Hill Over to the East was closer than i remembered. I hollered a couple of times and it echoed Back just like it did when i was a country boy during the great depression of the Early thirties. They were hard years but Many of the memories Are Happy ones. Memories of things like Snow ice Cream the smell of shoe polish and Lye soap on sunday morning town boys spending the night and sleeping on Beds in the Yard smoking Cedar bark doing without Nice things and not knowing the difference. About All the real excitement we had in those Days was when a cat fell in the Cistern or a Candle Fly got in the lamp Globe. We had 18 cats and daddy milked four old half Jersey cows to feed them. I never saw any White Buffalo but the Hawks and skunks ate most of our chickens and in 1931 about All we lived on was okra Rotten ended watermelons Cottontail rabbits and clabber. Mama wore Tennis shoes and underwear made out of flour sacks. Once she was crawling through a barbed wire Fence and Tore her underpants right where it said a Light crust flour. If there was any underarm deodorant on the Market we did t know about it and we had no air conditioners. If we got galled we would slap a handful of starch where it would do the most Good and forget it. In 1933 we All took the itch. Every night we would apply a Liberal amount of Sulphur and grease to our bodies slip on a suit of Long handle underwear and crawl in bed. Scratching kind of broke the Monotony and gave us Young folks something to Giggle about. Daddy never did catch the itch and mama said it was because he dipped so much snuff. When we went to town we would Cut off the motor and coast from the big Hill to the Forks of the Road to save Gas. Once we were in town an hour before we noticed the dead Chicken on the running Board of the car. We forgot to kick it off on the Way. The Only Way you could Tell a Rich Man from a poor Man was the Rich Man had two cars standing on blocks instead of one. The outdoor rest rooms we had were not very relaxing or comfortable and not places for deep thinking or Long Range planning. Usually i was too Busy trying to beat a Wasp or Centipede to death with a Sears Roebuck Catalon while fighting a cold up draft or 120 degrees heat. On Winter nights we huddled around a red hot Wood stove roasting in the front and freezing in the rear. Daddy read Zane Grey see Sands Page 12 schools set assessment ratio for coming year summer Reading program is explained to a group of san Andres elementary first graders by mrs. Russell Austin county librarian. A series of visits by elementary students to the Library has been made All week. Summer courses set at local High school Andrews High school will conduct summer school again this year for students desiring to do additional work or makeup work. Dates for the school this scr ire tune to july 1 class periods will be from 8 . To 10 20 and from 10 35 . To 12 55 . Students Are allowed to eight girls pass state Board exams All eight senior students in cosmetology in the High school vocational department passed their state Board exams in Austin. Mrs. Charlene Jackson who directs the school has never had a girl fail the state exams in four years of the department. A i was really worried this year because they had changed the exam and girls All Over the state have been failing a mrs. Jackson stated. The eight girls who will now obtain their Beauty licenses Are Betty Vara Gloria Bermea Beatrice Rodriquez Susan Massey Betty Hill Neomi de i Garza Martha Ann Patterson and Janice j Harries. Take Only two courses with one half credit each in the six weeks of summer school. This does not include Driver education. Courses taught will be determined by demands of the students. A class will not be taught for less than to students according to school administrators. Students May do additional work in any courses they desire except English i ii and Iii. Typing if offered will be for a full credit Only and will be scheduled in the morning. Only those students who have filed an Early graduation plan May take additional work in English vandalism arrests made Boyd Harrelson 18, and Johnny Nelson 17, were arrested by City police thursday afternoon and charged in connection with the recent siege of vandalism. The two were charged in Justice of the peace Owen Doggette a court with malicious mischief which is a felony. Bonds were set at $5,000 each and the two Are out on Bond. Chief r. W. Tipton expressed appreciation to damaged property owners for their patience in the matter. In civics and economics. Students May do makeup work in any required course. J tuition charge will be $15 for half credit and $25 for one. There is no charge in Drivers education. Class names participants the senior class named Donny Wright to serve As vocalist for baccalaureate when he will sing the lords prayer. The services Are scheduled today at 5 . Under the dome at the High school with Rev. Norman Grigsby of Means memorial United methodist Church As speaker and Rev. Carl Grissom first Baptist giving the Benediction. The class named Helen Neinast to give the invocation and Cindy Clack to read the scripture. David Quinn will furnish traditional processional and recessional selections. Out of bit the Andrews school Board met in special session wednesday night and set the tax assessment ratio at 30 percent for the coming year. This was following a review of preliminary budget figures which showed that the ratio would need to be at least 27 1/2% to keep even with last years budget. This was not including increment pay raises for teachers and the Cost of inflation in other Fields. The tax rate will be set at a later Date. The Board was also faced with a $10 drop in evaluation of taxable property in Andrews county in Oil. The Board also discussed at length a proposed Bond Issue. J he fear was expressed that changing school finance regulations May halt future Bond issues without state or Federal approval after this year. It was believed by the Board that Andrews citizens need a Bond Issue to obtain what is needed in the local schools before it is too late to float one of any kind. Items discussed included an All weather track possible new baseball Field party plans set Here plans Are proceeding for the All night party which will follow the graduation ceremony Here thursday night. L. W. Chief Long is head of the party arrangements assisted by mrs. C. G. Fitzhugh and mrs. Robert Willey. The party time has been set for 11 55 . To 4 . And a possible new Junior High or Middle school. The thought of the group was that the present Junior High May be utilized in the future As a health training Junior High if this is obtained for Andrews. Still in the discussion stage the Board emphasized the need for getting details of the possible Issue settled in the next few months. They were told that the position of school financing May become in such a position that the school system could fall Way behind in the next few years unless some of these items Are voted upon now. Andrews schools Are also reported to be nearly out of bonded indebtedness. He agent reports Here mrs. Lola Beth Johnson Jones reported to Andrews As Extension a Sis Tant tuesday of this week. Mrs. Jones will become Andrews county Home demonstration agent july i 1972, following the resignation of mrs. Carol a ledge. Mrs. Arledge is helping train her at this time. Mrs. Jones is a native of Azle Texas where she graduated from High school. She received her degree in Home Fox comics education from Texas Christian University in 1970. She is married to Cleve Jones Iii of Sonora. The Joneses have ranches in Sonora prior to her appointment. J hey have a two year old son Cleve t., in. Or. And mrs. Jones moved to Andrews monday. Flowe awarded Getty scholarship same Fok All its probably All right for Justice to be Blind but she Wink so often. Andrews evening Lions scholarship winners Are miss Sandra Riemen Schneider daughter of or. And mrs. Billy Riemenschneider and Billy Beyers son of or and mrs. W. A. Beyers. Al seher chairman of the scholarship committee presents $400 scholarships to each of the two winners. This is the first year that the evening Lions have offered two scholarships. Randy p. Flowe a senior at Andrews High school has won a Getty Oil company four year scholarship. In a recent presentation at the Petroleum club of Midland Randy received a Getty Oil scholarship certify contractor sets opening Pete Hooper local contractor will also hold open House sunday afternoon from 1-6 . At three residences on new 14th. The houses open include the residences at 1205, 1215 and 1303 new 14th. The Public is invited to attend. Clemmons injured h. L. Clemmons 42, was rushed to permian general Hospital by ambulance Friday morning after a 3/4 Inch pipe Rod fell and struck him on the left shoulder. The emergency room listed his injuries As contusions and abrasions to the left shoulder fractured Collar Bone broken ribs and he was admitted to surgery Friday afternoon for a collapsed lung. Clemmons is employed by Vincent Well service. Cate from John e. Pierce manager of the company a Midland production District. Randy who resides at 804 new 9th Street in Andrews was accompanied at the presentation by his parents or. And mrs. Ray f. Flowe. Flowe is an administrative assistant in Getty oils Andrews area office. Randy plans to major in electrical engineering at Rice University in Houston. Mrs. Lola Beth Jones. To be new agent open House set on class project Andrews High school building construction technology class is holding an open House at 1401 new 14th sunday afternoon from 1-5 30 . At the James Ketcham residence. This is the Home constructed this year by the building students at the High school. The Home contains a living area of 2550 Square feet 552 Square feet in garage area and 594 Square feet in porches. Some 11,000 total student hours went into the construction. It includes a Complete electrical heating system and refrigerated air Cooling system. It includes three bedrooms double fireplace a Balcony study overlooking the two Story family room three Baths formal dining area Patio storage and a pull Down stairway to attic storage. The Public is invited to the open House by the Home sponsors the instructor Boyd Willis Bill Gordon vocational director Brodie Hutchinson High school principal and or. Norman Hall superintendent. The project was for the purpose of training Junior and senior male students to enter into the work Force of America with a Saleable skill in the construction Industry. Students in this years class include Bobby Brewer Richard Briggs Donnie Collins Joe Cornejo Aaron de la Garza Don Farmer Pat Pitts Homer guest Albert Hernandez Steve Jameson. Ernest Lopez George Lopez Daniel Madrid Steve Marshall Larry Mulloy Craig Peoples Brent Riordon Joe shlock Stanley Shumaker John Stewart Forrest Waldron David Wetzel and Harvey Wetzel. The advisory committee this year included j Ommy Williams c. Mcintosh Opal Nix and Robert v. Lowrance. Absentees begin Absentee voting gets underway wednesday May 24, in All Runoff races. Absentee voting lasts through tuesday May 30 according to James Craddock county clerk. The election is slated for june 3. Runoff races include one local race with Loy Underwood and Marion Pappy Reep running off for Constable the governors race u. S. Senator and Many other state re rpm. Randy Flowe holds a Getty Oil company four year scholar ship certificate which he received from John e. Pierce manager of Getty Oil a Midland pro Unic by his a rants. Or and mrs. Hay h. R iow6

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