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Andrews County News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Andrews, Texas Drifting Sands by James Roberts lots of misfits got to be misfits by trying to fit themselves As men of distinction. When they passed out the subject matter to be covered in this special session of the Texas legislature they left out one real important subject. We wish the legislators in Austin were dealing with disbursement of governmental services rather than insurance. For the life of us we cannot understand Why we must keep piling up buildings and agencies in Austin to serve the people of Texas. Once upon a time Here in Andrews we had All our school buildings nestled together on one centralized Campus. And it became an intolerable mess for students parents and teachers transportation Wise. Later the schools were dispersed All Over the Community placed closer to the children and their Homes. And better schools resulted. The same is True of both government and Industry. There a no real reason Why every new building of the University of Texas has to be located on the famous a forty acres a or even in Austin. I he needs of students and professors could in Many ways be just As easily served by locating the buildings and staff elsewhere. Austin used to be one of the prettiest cities in Texas nestled in the rolling Hills surrounded by Good lakes and it seemed an admirable place for a state Capitol. But Between the state government and the University of t exas we re fast spoiling Austin As a Lovely City and changing it into another metropolitan Center that is dying at the Core and spreading into suburbs into All those Beautiful Hills on the outskirts. And there s no real justification for it. We know of no other reason for locating All it Tatt agencies in Austin other than habit. There a no More reason for graduates of Andrews vocational nurse classes to go to Austin to take those exams than to go to big Spring or san Angelo or Abilene. The Texas i education Agency could just As easily be located in Dallas As in Austin in Brownwood As in Austin in Amarillo As in Austin. The state embalmers association the Barbera a License division the Texas department of Public Safet yall could just As easily be located elsewhere. With both the Federal government and the state government slowly cranking up programs to urge both Industry and people to move Back to smaller towns where the social and economic problems Are not As great and existing problems can be solved cheaper and faster does no to it make sense for both Federal and state offices to Lead the movement to smaller towns approximately 670cities in Texas have a population under 12,000. The combined population of these cities is 1,863,000. This Means that 17.5 percent of All t Evans live in cities of under 12,000 population. Why a lot of the state agencies and departments be located in these smaller cities. I he office space the buildings and the living would be cheaper and better for state employees. It does no to make sense to erect still More office buildings in Austin to House More state Agen see Sands Page 12 Andrews c tax included thirty ninth year number i 12 pages Andrews Texas fifteen cents sunday september 24, 1972 late rally dumps Sweetwater fumbles and interceptions mar first half play workers were Busy Friday on qualifying signatures on petitions asking the commissioners court to Call a $2.75 million Bond election to finance permian general Hospital expansion. Above seated Joyce Mitchell Claudene Bales and Julia Smyers. Standing county judge Roy Bennett and county clerk James Craddock. Workers checking names on Bond election petitions petitions bearing local signatures were handed to county clerk James Craddock Here thursday for qualifying. Workers in the clerks office were Busy thursday and Friday certifying names on petitions calling for the county commissioners court to Call a $2.75 million Bond election to finance permian general Hospital expansion programs. According to Craddock workers Hope to finish in Odessa Friday i free Andre sans attended a meeting of the permian Basin Chambers of Commerce managers to hear a panel discuss a proposed streamlining of the entire judiciary system Friday in Odessa. Attending the meeting were county judge Roy Bennett county attorney Henry Guillet and chamber of Commerce manager Lowell Longley. Longley is vice president of the pc pm. A panel composed of the people who Are pushing the measure attended to explain the plans and answer questions. Key personnel on the panel were chief Justice Robert Calvert and chief Justice elect Joe Greenhill of the Texas supreme court. I he panel explained that the main purpose of the streamlining was in the Hope of obtaining a speedy trial. In addition the panel explained that As of now there Are a lot of cases before the court of appeals that will not be heard this year. A statistic offered was that there Are 10,800 cases before the court now. The panel said that in order to insure a fair hearing for each Case certifying the names appearing on the petitions in time to hand the completed projects to the commissioners court at their regular meeting Here monday morning. Over 290 names of local property owners with voter registration certificates Are necessary to meet qualifications for calling the Bond election. Craddock was certain the petitions bore sufficient number of qualified signatures to meet the no Justice of the court should have to write Over 80 opinions during a years time. At this rate and with the existing docket some 6,000 cases of the current Load would be left at the end of the year unheard. Judge Bennett said that the panel said that the judicial Law should be rewritten. In discussing the proposal the panel said that the new Law should make the judge a person who is free from politics with a set term of office. Calvert who will leave office in october said that the present judicial Law is Over too years old and is not written to allow for the increased population and docket demands. He added that the Best Way to fight crime is through a speedy trial. Calvert added that in writing the new Law the panel Felt that every Effort should be made to attract the most capable people to fill the benches. In january of this year there were 216,000 cases on District court dockets. Of this number some 55,-000 were criminal cases see judicial Page 12 qualifications. The petitions were circulated the earlier part of the week by members of the Hospital auxiliary. The women passed out fact sheets in connection with the petition signing. The expansion program is divided into two phases with the first phase designed to increase doctor spaces expand laboratories and erect a Eity county health unit on the Hospital site in Northeast Andrews. The second phase would include a third floor to the Hospital. Bonds for the second phase would be authorized but not sold until additional doctors created a need for the third floor. According to the fact Shee authored by the Hospital Board of ugh unless the need arises the Bonds would become null and void for see petitions Page 12 by James Roberts coach Tommy Watkins said the right thing in the dressing room at the half. Coach Sonny Everett said the wrong thing. The end result was a 13-12 Victory Over the Sweetwater Mustangs there Friday night. By half time both teams needed some kind of talk with a total of nine turnovers on the parts of both teams in the first two quarters of play. In an Odd first half Andrews lost the Ball twice by fumbles and three times by interceptions and were almost matched by the Sweetwater teams two fumbles and two interceptions. But the game turned a the half. The Mustangs came out following some kind of dressing room talk and filled the skies Over the Mustang bowl at Sweetwater with footballs completing eight out of 13 passes for 142 Yards passing during the final half. I hey marched he Ball Down to the 40 before Jim Clements had to punt but on the punt reception by Sweetwater the Ball was fumbled with Andrews Roy Saldivar making the recovery to give Andrews Possession on the 26 Yard line. A pass from Jim Leach to Randy Lunceford covered la Yards. The following play yielded no gain then Leach caught Ronny Pearson in the end zone for the touchdown followed by a Charles Fritz extra Point. The game at a glance Andrews Sweetwater 15 first Downs 12 72 Yards Rushing 202 197 Yards passing 8 269 total offence 210 22 passes attempted 12 12 passes completed 2 3 passes intercepted 2 2 fumbles lost 3 4/136 punts ads. 5/184 6/43 penalties yes 5/41 score by quarters Andrews 0 0 7 6 Sweetwater 0 12 0 0 score stood 12-7 for Sweetwater Early in the third Quarter. A fired up Mustang defense forced Sweetwater into two punts in succession with the result that Andrews took Over again late in the third Quarter on their own 29 Yard line. In 15 plays the Mustangs moved the Ball Down to the Sweetwater one Yare line. By this time the Mustang were playing Early in the fourth Quarter and had completed three Long passes from Leach to Lunceford. The first for la Yards second for 26 and the third for 31 Yards. James All Bright cracked Over from the one Yard line to Send the Mustangs out front 13-12 with 9 41 left in the final Quarter. The extra Point attempt by Fritz a ruled no Good. Stout defensive work choked off several Long drives by Sweetwater in the final minutes. Earlier in the error Ridden first half Sweetwater scored late in the second Quarter when they capitalized Ona Fumble on the Andrews 25 Yard line and in three play punched it Over with the Sweetwater quarterback Barron Mccain carrying it in. The Point after failed which proved to be critical in the end for Sweetwater. I he second first half tally by Sweetwater came with 48 seconds remaining in the half when an interception had Given Sweetwater Possession on their own 44 Yard line. In nine plays they drove to the la Yard Marker then Mccain ran it in Ona sneak standing up. T hey attempted to run the extra Point for two but failed. At one time Andrews recovered on their 21 Yard line. On the first play a 13 Yard pass from Leach to Lunceford was completed for a first Down on the Sweetwater eight Yard line but two plays later Andrews was sitting on the 22 Yard line where Fritz attempted a 36 Yard Field goal that was no Good. At the end of the first Quarter the Andrews team had rushed for 43 see Mustangs Page 12 Fried Rattlesnake anybody a. W. Kellum science teacher at the Underwood school brought two freshly killed Diamondback rattlesnakes for breakfast for his sixth Grade science class Friday morning. During the class Kellum skinned the snakes and let the class explore the internal make up of the snakes before letting the class Sample the meat. He plans to Tan the hides As he did for the Belt he is wearing in the picture. Local officers attend judicial Reform meeting five escape injury in collision five people miraculously escaped injury in a two car crash five Miles East of Andrews thursday night on the big Spring Highway. Two people in one vehicle and three in another escaped unhurt when the two cars collided about 9 30 . Thursday on state Highway 176. A late Model car driven by mrs. Kathleen Creech 40, of Seminole collided with a car driven by Yvonne Sites 33, of Midland. According to patrolman Clint Mccoy investigating officer the Creech car was headed West and the Sites car East. The Sites car drifted off onto the right shoulder of the Highway and she lost control As the vehicle was pulled Back onto the Highway. The car went into a skid went into the West bound Lane and collided with the Creech car. The Sites car wound up facing South in the ditch on the North Side of the Highway. Passenger in the Sites car was Ritchie Sites age 3, and Winnie Jean Hil wretch of Loraine a sister of the Driver. Thera Creech husband of the Driver was Riding in the right front seat of the Creech car. All escaped injury. Bob Wheeler local car dealer is sworn in As new member of the City Council by Marcella cure City Secretary. He fills the vacancy left by Curtis Nix. Wheeler sworn As councilman the rate increase request of the local Telephone company and a new councilman occupied the City Council in a special session Here t thursday noon. Bob Wheeler co owner of Wheeler Buick Pontiac car Dealership in Andrews was sworn in As a City councilman. Wheeler replaces the position vacated by Curtis Nix. Nix resigned and the Council later appointed Louis Miller a former councilman. Later it was discovered that Miller who had recently returned to Andrews from Lubbock did not meet City charter requirements As to length of residence in the City. Wheeler was sworn in by City Secretary Marcella cure. He joins George Mcdaniel Clarence Parker j. C. Donaldson jr., and Bill Gordon on the Council headed by mayor Byford Sealy. In other action the Council heard detailed report by c a Ira Lee bran Nan on the request by the local Telephone company on a rate increase in local service rates. The request was presented last thursday night at a regular session of the Council by Jack keen regional manager of Texas Telephone and Telegraph c company. A that time councilmen requested information asked previously of both i exas electric service c err. Pany and Andrews Gas c of Pany in their last rate increase requests. In a lengthy and detailed explanation Braman financial statements of both the regional operating company and the Parent company of Continental Telephone company. According to Brannan Andrews produced �?o.27 of the total local service Revenue of the i exas t Telephone and i Holograph co. T he proposed increase of approximately 50c per Home subscriber As presented by the company is 2.5 i of the proposed increase in local service throughout the t amp system As a whole. Councilmen agreed to postpone any dec Isit n until the next regular meeting Date sept. 28th and at that time if the new ordinance is approved to give first Reading to the ordinance. A second Reading would occur 30 Days later with the net effect that any increase would not take effect until a november Billing

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