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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Brownfield, Texas Broomfield news and Terry county Herald. Terry county a oldest business institution Brownfield Terry county sunday. April i1968 volume 65 to sunday miss your paper phone 6 37-3 107 4 Feges Brownfield to cent mum to j a a citizens for Progress organized Doug Cox resigns goes to Ballinger Doug Cox High school principal since mid terms submitted his resignation to the Board of trustees of the Brownfield Independent school District when it met in regular session thursday night. Cox a resignation was accepted effective aug. I. Cox will assume his duties As principal of the Ballinger High school on aug. I. He served As head coach of the 1953 Ballinger Bearcat team which went to class a state championship game before being Defeated by Huntsville. To is ill be replacing Joe i a Rester who is retiring under the school systems compulsory retirement policy. Cox has been Given a two year contract by the Ballinger Bourd of trustees. He holds Bachelor and masters degrees from me Murry College and prior to becoming assistant High school principal in september he was athletic director and head coach Here for la Sears. Before that he coached at Mem Irry. Cox is a member of several professional organizations and has served As a director Loi the Texas High school t coaches association and in i960 was chairman of the All Star selection committee. He is a Steward in the h first Doug Cox resigns methodist Church where his family takes an Active part. Cox is immediate past president of the Brownfield Lions club and for the past 12 sum he has managed the local swimming Pool. Or. And mrs. Cox have three children mrs. David Bonds of Ballinger Sterling a student at Schreiner Institute Kerrville and be la a Sophomore. Cris Brimm to discuss drugs Cris Brimm. A drug addict will present a program for the adults especially parents of Brownfield at 7 30 . Friday in the american legion Hall. He will by assisted by sheriff h it mar Parker. Brimm arrested by Terry county officials in january for Possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of minors was tried Here and Given a to year probated sentence. Since that time Brimm Lias been speaking to students at Brownfield High school Wellman Union and Meadow High schools and to various civic clubs on the dangers of drugs. A confirmed drug addict w Hile still in his teens the 30-year-old Brimm can Tell his life Story with a chilling Force pointing out to the youngsters Pitfalls along the Road of anyone w to tries drugs out of curiosity or through fear of being called a a chickens. In Friday nights program Brimm will speak to the parents giving them definite Means of discovering if their children Are involved in glue sniffing smoking of marijuana or the taking of Pep pills. The Public is urged to attend this meeting and hear an expert discuss the facts openly eighth grader group to Back Hospital Bond mfg mayor minor . Ross performed his last official duty thursday when he swore in l to Linier As the new Mavor of the City of Brownfield and Bill Noble As coun Gilman office following reelection was Joe Christian who was unable to be a sods came ii Nowfe Ting thur s Day Nob in is serving his second term As councilman and of Vor Hamilton is beginning his first term in that capacity a Dps officials present program Reeves Jungkind and b. R. Mcelroy both of Austin training specialists with the department of Public safety presented the program for the Brownfield Lions club when it met in regular session at noon wednesday. The guest speaker were introduced by sergeant a. I. Roberts of the local Highway patrol. The men displayed and discussed various firearms which Are used by the officers throughout the state. They discussed tile shotguns 30-30 Rifle sub machine gun Gas gun which is used for riot control Lund grenades which split into three i a Fernt sections after Uey Are thrown to prevent them from being thrown Back. Lie v also discussed the various hand guns used by Dps officials. With Jungkind serving As Moderator Mcelroy presented an exhibition using a Pellet gun a six Inch barrel Colt a .33 Colt a .45 Colt and a .375 magnum. Ii the Dom Ai Stratton my Elroy shot the flames off of two candles with two shots and pm iced a play ing card o i do about 15 feet away and shot it into with one shit. The mint Speca Tular fete was the extinguishing of three candles with one shot. My Elroy arranged three candles in a Triangle with the cutting Edge. It a hand Hatchet planed at the base of the Triangle facing him. He made one shot which extinguished he flame it of the first Candle hit the Sharp Edge of the Hatchet split in half with the halves of the Bullet going in opposite directions to douse the flames of the candles at the a n in Triangle. Following the demonstration Lions club members voted to steer Clear of All Dps officials in the future. Crab Wilkerson lion Boss introduced the visitors t Huck Spaugh Charles Darwin or. Of Lewisville ky., and or. And or. Jack Hazlewood of Amarillo. Hazlewood is a candidate for associate Justice of the c ourt of civil appeals for the seventh supreme judicial District and was on a tour of tills area wednesday. Wilkerson appointed delegates to the District convention which is scheduled in Littlefield april 26-27. David Nicholson will be running for governor of the District at this convention. All Lions have been urged to Tell area towns of Nicholson a candidacy and county speller Earl Baumgardner son of or. And mrs. Robert Baumgardner was named spelling Cham Pion of Terry t out Ratthe Terry c county spelling Bee held at 1 30 Friday in the Library at Oak Grove elementary school. The Bee was Short lived lasting less than 20 minutes. Seven students five from Brownfield schools and two from Wellman competed for the privilege of representing Terry county at the regional lice in Lubbock my 4. Those participating were Earl an eighth grader at Brownfield Junior High school maj Rilyn Moss a seventh grader at Junior High Felix Loya fifth grader at West Ward Robin Lindsey seventh grader at Junior High Gloria Masso a sixth grader at colonial Heights Paul Woodard and Rhnea Brown both sixth grader from w oilman. Rhnea was Hie first to miss a word in the Bee and a a alligators proved too in Ich for her. Paul went Down second missing a a alums the same word which proved too Mach for one of last years contestants. Gloria missed a a crowd Robin missed a a eighth and Felix missed a a exercise. Mirilyn missed a a Gorilla and Earl won the match by spelling that word and the next word a a Gravity. Pronounces were sue Whitson and . Reeves. Judges included a represent i native from each of the school represented. School Board meets principals school two in local resign system rot via spelling champions Karl Baumgardner left w is named Champion speller of Terry county when seven county students met Friday afternoon for the county Marilyn Moss was second and Felix i ova was third. Earl will represent Terry Bounty at die regional Bol in Lubbock. Board of trustees of the Bro afield Independent school accepted three resignations heard a report on the Brownfield intermediate school program and accepted the summer school plan at its regular meeting held thursday night. Resignations were accepted from Patsy Jevors fourth Grade teacher at West Ward Dong Cox High school principal and Jim Russell Junior High school principal. Cox will be going to Ballinger to assume the duties of High school principal and Russell w ill be going to Austin where he will assist or. Kenneth e. Mcintyre professor of educational administration at the University of Texas in the school principalship project which he Heads. Russell will also be Able to Complete 18 hours of course work toward his doctorate during the year. Cox a resignation is effective aug. I and russells resignation will be effective july 31. A report on the interred Lite school was made following a thorough study by a committee composed of Russell c. E. Arnold Wheatley elementary school principal. Coy Jones Junior High school Counselor and Jim Cherry curriculum director. The plan will go into effect september of this year with a 5-3-4 plan for the local schools this Means All sixth graders w ill be moved to the w est Ward building and the West Ward Campus and Junior High Campus will be combined into the intermediate school housing grades six through eight. According to the report the desired approach to the teaching of intermediate school courses is two fold to respect the growing Normal desire to reach out and try to succeed or fail at handling new roles and areas of responsibility and to realize. That an adolescents desire for i More personal Freedom and res i possibilities often exceeds his capacity to handle effectively i the adult freedoms he sees about him and so to guide class activities with firm understand i ing and with realistic approach of each child s maturity Capa City. I Hie intermediate school is designed to provide transitional educational experiences that meet the Normal growth patterns of youth Between the Eie a Centary school and High school units according to the report. The intermediate school plan proposed includes several additions to the Junior High school program such As eight sections of health eight sections of health and vocational education eight sections of homemaking three double period classes of occupational training and formalized Art for sixth Grade students. The summer school plan approved by the trustees Calls for one eight week summer session beginning june 3 and continuing through july 23 with july 4-5 designated As Holiday s. Registration Nill be May 31. Credits Given for summer courses is ii i not accelerate graduation but can be used to make up extra credits in order to graduate with the class and for those students who wish to enrich their learning experience by taking courses they cannot take during the regular school year. The summer session w ill operate in the mornings with the first class from 7 55-10 Ami the second class from 10 10 . To 12 15 . Eakin office Supply was awarded the paper bid Tor the com ing year with a bid of $3,389. This bid was $78 More than the lowest bid submitted but trustees voted to keep the business in Brownfield since there was such a Small difference. A total of six bids were received. . Caraway superintendent spoke briefly on the accreditation report and plans will be developed for removing the deficiencies listed by the accreditation inspection. Jim Hensley will head the summer head Start program. A Grant of approximately $20,000 has been received from the Federal government for this project. John Jennings tax assessor collector announced that tax collections including delinquent collections totalled slightly More than too percent at this time. The current tax collection is 94.1 be cent Comolee. Charlie Reese athletic director reported on the summer recreation program to be held Here for All school age youngsters this year. Morris will serve As general director for the program. There will be four age groups-11 years of age and under 12 and 13 year Olds 14 and 15 year Olds and 16 and Over. The summer recreation program Lias been tentatively scheduled for a six weeks period beginning june 4 and continuing through july 12. It will offer track and Field events for both boys and girls Tennis Golf gymnasium use. Life saving and water safety. Possibly twirling will be offered if there is enough demand. There is no charge for the program although youngsters taking part w ill by expected to furnish their own rackets Golf clubs and such like. Cost of the program will be borne by local civic organizations with the Board of trustees agreeing to furnish the facilities and underwriting the balance that cannot be raised through the civic clubs. Approximately 35 citizens met in the Grady goodpasture Home thursday night to form the a citizens for Progress group and map plans for backing the controversial Hospital Bond Issue which is scheduled for the voters approval or disapproval on May 4. Al Muldrow was elected chairman of the newly created organization and Ray Anderson was named vice chairman. Mrs. Herschel Lowe was elected Secretary and . Smith was elected treasurer. The executive com to it tee is ill appoint a committee to work with Smith in raising funds for the group s activities. Muldrow told the group in his opening statement that a we have gone through All the things that make up living in a Community living sickness death and he urged them of work together for die passage of the upcoming Hospital Bond Issue for the Good of the entire j Community. A the opposition has been organized and we have done Little except face it at the ballot Box and in the press a Contin j used Muldrow. A a use Are a losing j team we have made no Coneen j rated Effort to present the True facts in this situation and now the time has come Diat we in is do he reminded those present that they have worked together to secure a modern City Hall for Brownfield a fire de a mfr ment a Library had doubled the size of the courthouse increased the police department and built modern schools and churches. A we United and promoted these progressive Steps a said Muldrow. A i can remember when the City Hall was in the Back of a store building and w e had one City Marshall but in order to grow and keep Pace with the Tiro we have i pro j Ved and increased the Many facilities needed by the citizens of he pointed out that now Brownfield needs a Hospital and a a it will take a very Active positive Campaign on our part financially individually and collectively to secure this additional facility. Muldrow called on each of the citizens present to Tate How he Felt toward the proposed Hospital and express his ideas on How to reach the people. Mrs. Ken Muldrow voiced the opinion of several it the citizens present when she stated that a if we lose these doctors where will we get others. We done to care where they build a new Hospital just so they build it was agreed that the site a in Ich discussed Issue prior to the election of three new directors in the april 6 election did not matter to the group and if a change of site would help in passing the Bond the would favor such a change. The previous Board composed of Bona re Stice Homer Barron mrs. Joe Henson Jack Mason Joe Fleming and Art Adair had looked Over various Sites and selected one which was donated by Homer Nelson and or. . Knox and which included to acres of land bought by the Brownfield state Bank and Trust company and first National Bank. I his site after the to acres was purchased by the Banks and donated to the Terry memorial Hospital District contains 2i acres. It is located adjoining Coleman Park and members of the citizens for solvency committee have objected violently to the location claiming it was too close to the City sewer system and Damp grounds. George Weiss president of the Terry county chamber of Commerce and agriculture explained that the site was not a permanent selection and no contracts had been signed regarding the proposed site. He went on to Tell the group that a the site should never have been an i a in choosing Between two Sites the old football Field and the one near Coleman Park the Board did no to buy either one or make any contracts sex planned . Gillham. A one was free and tile other would Cost some Money. The Board will have to decide about the site. . Richardson stressed the need of Gett no a 11 Quail led pc it ters to the polls pointing out that relatively few had turned out in the previous elections concerning the Hospital directors or Bond issues. Richard Prigmore said that it was of utmost importance to Point up the misrepresentations which had been made and to put the truth before the voters. Mayor Jack Hamilton told the group that the possibility of moving or updating the present sewer system had been discussed for several years by the City Council and a is something that will come up in the future whether they build a Hospital Cwi the present site or not. Of and when the City does decide to move or modernize the sewer it wont create a tax Bond a i am a nurse and i worked in that Hospital 15 years ago and i did no to see even then How it could last much longer a said mrs. Earl Jones. A but it has now it is much cheaper to build a new one that to repair the old the problem of an open stall was discussed and mrs. . Bowman said a people dont understand what an open staff i Hospital is what they Are really asking for is a mixed staff the possibility of losing medicare funds if the Hospital was see Clit Zens Page 9 breakfast at school these youngsters Are among the 55-60 students from Brownfield Junior High school and West Ward who Are being served breakfast each morning Between ? 4 it . 8 30 . In a Pilot program. The meal costs 15 cents for students and 30 cents for adults. Arrangements Are made for children who Are unable to pay the fee

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