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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Brownfield, Texas new Sand Terry county Herald. Terry county oldest business institution lot s u to i a y miss your paper phone 6 37-3 107 14 rages Brownfield Terry county sunday. April 7 1. 1968 volume 65__j� citizens for Progress organized Doug Cox resigns goes to Ballinger Doug Cox High school principal since mid term it. Submitted his resignation to it it the Bourd 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 ital linger 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. He will be replacing Joe f it Rester who is retiring under the school systems compulsory retirement policy. Cox has been Given a two year contract by the Ballinger Board 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 it ars. Before that he coached at Mcmurry. Cox is a member of several professional organizations and has served a a director for the Texas High school coaches association and in i960 was chairman of the All Star selection committee. He is a Steward in the first Doug Cox resins methodist Church where his family takes an Active part. Cox is immediate past president of the Brownfield Lions club and for the past 12 Summers he has managed the local so naming Pool. Or. And mrs. Cox have three children mrs. David Bonds of Ballinger Sterling a student at Schreiner Institute Kerrville and Lela a Sophomore. Dps officials present program Reeves Jungkind and b. R. My Elroy 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. E. Roberts of the local Highway patrol. The men displayed and discussed various firearms which Are used by the officers throughout the state. They discussed the shotguns 30-30 Rifle sub machine gun Gas gun which is used for riot control hand grenades w hich split into three deferent sections after they Are thrown to prevent them from being thrown Back. I Ley also discussed the various handguns used by do s officials. Vav till Jungkind serving As Moderator m c Elroy presented an exhibition using a Pellet gun a six Inch barrel Colt a .38 Colt a .45 Colt and a .375 magnum. Ii the Dom i Stratton i Elroy shot the flames Uff of two candles with two shots and pm iced a play ing card on Edge about 15 feet away and shot it into with one shot. The most Speca Tular fete w As the extinguishing of three candles with one shot. Mye Iroy j arranged three candles in a Tri j Angle with the cutting de. It a hand Hatchet placed at the base of the Triangle facing him. Ile made erne shot which extinguished he flame of the first Candle hit the Sharp Edge of the Iratchet split in half with the Iva Ives of the Bullet going in opposite directions to douse the flames of the candles at the a ii t in Triangle following the demonstration Lions club members voted to steer Clear of All Dps officials in the future. Crato Wilkerson lion Boss introduced the visitors Chuck Spaugh Charles Dirwin or. Of Lewisville ky., and or. And in. Jack Lla Lewood of Amarillo. Lla Lewood is a candidate for associate Justice of die court of civil appeals for the Visendi supreme judicial District and was on a tour of Dies area wednesday. Vav Ilkerson appointed delegates to the District convention which is scheduled in Littlefield april 26-27. David Nicholson will be running for governor of the strict at this convention. All have been urged to Tell area towns of Nicholson a candidacy and Quill if Ica Lions. Cris Brimm to discuss drugs Cris brim to. A drug addict will present a program for the adults especially parents cry Brownfield at 7 30 . Friday in the american legion Hall. He will by assisted by sheriff Homer Parker. Brim a arrested by Terry county officials in january for Possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of , was tried Here and Given a to year probated sentence. Since that time Brimm has 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 while 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 who tries drugs out of curiosity or through fear of being called a a chickens. In Friday nights program Brimm vill 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 county speller Earl Baumgardner son of or. And mrs. Robert Baumgardner was named spelling Cham Pion of Terry county at the Terry county spelling Bee held at 1 30 . Friday in the Library at Oak Grove elementary school. The Bee was Short lived Las Tang Len 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 May 4. Those participating were Earl an eighth grader at Brownfield Junior High school Marilyn 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 Wellman. Rhnea was the first to miss a word in the Bee and a a alligators proved too m 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. Marilyn missed a a Gorilla and Larl won the match by spelling that word and die next word a a Gravity. Pronounces were sue Whitson and Aav. Reeves. Judges included a representative from each of the schools represented group to Back Hospital Bond new mayor minor . Ross performed his last official duty thursday when he swore in Jack Hamilton Center As the new mayor of the City of Brownfield and Bill Noble As councilman. Also taking office following re election was Joe Christian who was unable to be at the City Council meeting thursday. Noble is serving his second term As councilman and my Yor Hamilton is beginning his first term in that capacity. School Board meets two principals in local school resign system county spelling champions Earl Baumgardner left was named diam Pion speller of Terry county when seven county students met Friday afternoon for the county spelling Bee. Marilyn Moss was second and Felix i ova was third. Earl will represent Terry county at die regional Bee in Lubbock. Board of trustees of the Brownfield Independent school District 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 Bevers fourth Grade teacher at West Ward Doug Cox High school principal and Jim Russell Junior High school principal. Cox will be going to Ballinger to assume die 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 intermediate 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 i and Jim Cherry curriculum i director. The plan w ill go into effect september of Dies year with a 5-3-4 plan for the local Scho ols. This Means All sixth graders will be moved to the w est i Ward building and the West Ward Campus and Junior High Campus will be combined into the intermediate school housing grades sex through eight. According to the report the desired approach to the teaching of intermediate school courses is two fold to respect the grow ing Normal desire to reach out and try to succeed or fail at i handling new roles and areas of responsibility and to realize that an adolescents desire for More personal Freedom and responsibilities often exceeds his capacity to handle effectively the adult freedoms he sees about him and so to guide class activities w Ith firm understanding and with realistic approach of each child a maturity capacity. The intermediate school is designed to provide transitional educational experiences that meet the Normal growth patterns of youth Between the elementary school and High school units according to the report. The intermediate school plan proposed includes several additions to tile 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 Stu j dents. Tile 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 holidays. Registration will be May 31. Credits Given for summer courses w ill not accelerate graduation but can be used to make up extra credits in order to graduate w Ith 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 will operate in the mornings with the first class from 7 55-10 and the second class from 10 10 . To 12 15 . Eakin office Supply was awarded the paper bid tor the coming year w Ith 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 Els been received from the Federal government for this project. John Jennings tax assessor collector announced that tax collections including delinquent collections totalled slightly a More than too percent at this time. The current tax collection is 94.1 percent Complete. Charlie Reese athletic director reported on the summer recreation program to be held Here for All school age youngsters this year. Jamas Morris will serve As general director for the program. There will be four age Gro ups-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 Mot in the Grad 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 Hay Anderson was name d vice chairman. Mrs. Herschel Lowe was elected Secretary and . Smith was elected treasurer. The executive Cut Pittee will appoint a committee to work with Smith in raising funds for the groups 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 to work together for the passage of the upcoming Hospital Bond is be for the Good of the entire Community. A the opposition has been organized and we have done Little except face it at the ballot Box and in the press a continued Muldrow. A we Are a losing team we have made no concentrated Effort to present the True facts in this situation and now the time has come that we in is do he reminded those present that they have worked together to secure a Modem City Hall for Brownfield a fire it ment a Library had double the size of the courthouse increased the police department and built or Xiem schools and churches. A we United and promoted these progressive Steps a said Mildrow. A i can re me Miler when the City Hall was in the Back of a store building and we had one City Marshall but in order to grow and keep Pace with the times we have improved and increased the Many facilities needed by the citizens of he pointed out that now Brownfield needs a Hospital and a it will take a very Active positive Campaign on our part financially individually and collectively to secure this additional facility. Muldrow called Chi each of the citizens present to state 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 of 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 of a change of site would help in passing the Bond they would favor such a change. The previous Board composed of Bonard 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 homr Nelson and or. Club. Knox and which included to acres of land bought by the Brownfield state Dank and Trust company and first National Bank. This site after the to acres was purchased by the Banks and donated to the Terry memorial Hospital District contains 2a 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 die site should never have been an 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 a explained . Gillham. A one was free and the other would Cost some Money. The Board will have to decide about the . Richardson stressed the need of getting All qualified voters 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 on the present site or not. If 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 done to understand what an open staff Hospital is what they Are Rea Fly asking for is a mixed staff i the possibility of losing medicare funds if the Hospital was i so Clit Zens Page 9 breakfast a r it Are among the 55-60 students from Brownfield Junior High school and West Ward who arc being served breakfast each morning Between 7 45 . 8 30 . In a Pilot program. The meal costs 15 cents for students and 30 cents for adults. Arrangements Are made for Chil Dren who Are unable to pay the fee

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