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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Brownfield, Texas My Erofila banter Lac , lox w5v3t Pallas Texas garment manufacturing firm picks Brownfield the garment manufacturing concern which has been considering Brownfield As a possible site for a new Plant since april i will be moving this new Industry into the City soon and entering into an agreement with the Brownfield development Corpora Jon contingent upon obtaining a sufficient labor Force it was announced Friday evening by John Thomas pres ident of the Terry county chamber of Commerce and agriculture and a member of the Bdl. Thomas who notified the Brownfield news immediately upon receiving word of the firms decision to locate Here said the labor situation is the Only a a if that stands Between us and the new Industry but hastily added that he Felt optimistic Over adequate labor being available. A representatives of the garment firm will be in Brownfield next week with a meeting tentatively set for wednesday to finalize plans Quot Thomas added Quot after which they will be advising interested Job applicants of further details As they Are received. Thomas is urging merchants and residents who have pledged funds to Send in their cards to the chamber office As soon As possible so that no Stone will be left unturned to follow the Steps necessary to meeting the local corporations requirements. This news was about As Welcome As the recent Rains and should bring smiles to faces of All those who realize the Impact of such an Industry on our Community. The one half my Liot Iollar payroll which should add Many fold to the Economy of Brownfield and Terry county is Only one of the Many benefits which will be derived from such an Industry locating Here. Each woman employee who is selected to comprise the labor Force will receive in excess of $5,000 at dually tor her efforts As Well As extensive training and Normal fringe benefits it is pointed out. All interested women Are urged to spread die Good news to their friends and relatives so that the labor situation will pose no problem Thomas concluded. Complete news and pictorial coverage of Brownfield and surrounding communities i i civil 4 ii Ltd c a single copies a 15 including tax volume 69 no. 41 Brownfield Terry county Texas sunday May 2 1, 197 2 16 pages equalization Board appointed assume fourth of annual Library expenses casual Corner soil in by Sty h. Atkinson copy Brownie see it would be easy to have a balanced personality if people would just forget their troubles As easily As they do their blessings. A a a cd cd a a sales taxes Lead All other tax Revenue measures in bringing tax dollars for states according to Commerce Clearing House reports. They show that general sales and Gross receipts from tax collections Rose nine per cent to $15.5 billion in the fiscal year of 1971-ebout 30 per cent of All state tax collections. Individual income tax collections totalled $10.1 billion a 10.3 per cent increase. Acc House appropriations chairman George h. Mahon deserves a verbal bouquet for a recent action. It seems that he sent numerous congressmen to their dictionaries when he explained during a debate Why his committee would not appropriate All the Money authorized by Congress for costly spending programs. Quot if we provided toll funding for All projects Public spending would go so ugh that the Public debt sooner or later would probably approach a a Googol incidentally is the figure one followed by too zeroes. The present Public debt about $420 billion is nowhere near a Googol of dollars but Mahon considers it tor too High. Acc he bits those who have not seen proofs of their coloured photos taken at the close of the recent in Honda carriers contest will receive samples in the mail shortly with a viewer says an official of uni color production co. In Dallas a a. E. V. Murphy parts manager with Charles Darwin Ford who was born in Brownfield and has resided Here during All of his 37 years makes his debut into civic life this week As he joins the local rotary club. A note from Jack rash says Quot we Are enjoying the paper and Are moving Back to Good old Brownfield from Osceola la., our new address being 1002 s. Lons. A a Mel Pope civil Engineer for Texas state Highway department and family including wife Betty and five boys Bill 31m, Ronnie Kevin and Brian will be missed by their Many friends hereabouts As they Are moving to Lubbock soon where he has accepted a position As District superintendent for maintenance covering 17 counties a. A done to forget to buy a . Buddy poppy this coming Friday or saturday since the Money raised through their Sale by . Posts and auxiliaries is used exclusively to Aid veterans and their dependents a a a the poppies Are assembled by disabled and needy veterans in hospitals throughout the United states it is explained. Dean Merrifield is still anxiously awaiting word from local firms As to their attitude concerning closing for memorial Day on monday May 29, to coincide with congressional action that monday be observed for this Holiday. Farmers digest advises Quot clubs May be All right for women but try kindness for sep a. A and this parting shot from w. H. Mcgregors american legion letter Quot a tax collector has what it takes to take what you be got. And Quot both political parties Are starting the Bull rolling a badge of the armed forces May we always have the men who Are willing to fight for our Freedom. So say the Little tykes of the Parkside kindergarten As they Salute the Flag in Honor of our armed forces Day May 20. Joel Ross Stacey Hoch Lane Brinson Troy at town Hall meeting Draper and Krystal Hale All want to be members of the armed forces when they grow up so they say. News Foto by Dave Cushman tapes recorded for posterity Stevens to retire Steele talks speakers at the last meeting of the season for town Hall thursday evening were Justice of the peace George Steele county superintendent Houston Stevens and mrs. Jack Hamilton president of the Terry county historical society. Judge Steele stated his duties include handling traffic criminal and civil cases. Small claims birth and death records outside the City hold inquests monthly reports of same and to perform marriages. In Ltd / a a it a amp v. F he stated most cases Are filed with him by the department of Public safety and some by the sheriff s office. All violators have a period of ten Days in which to appear. If they do not appear a Quot toil to appear a is filed see town Hall of Page 4 god had his arms around me by Dave Cushman room 304 at Brownfield general Hospital is no different than the other forty rooms except far one thing room 304 is occupied by Carl Johnson. Perhaps that should make it no different but Ane has to meet this Man to know Why. Johnson has been in that room for six months come next Friday. Six months ago the courageous Man who works far goodpasture Grain fell into one of the hybrid tanks a conical shaped affair which is approximately 35 feet from to Bottom. It All started the Day before the Accident when he had to be lowered into the tank for an inspection because four new men were still a Little afraid to go Down into the tank. Of course going into deep cavities and shafts is old stuff with Johnson because he spent a great part of his life working the mines in Arizona. Anyhow Johnson finished his inspection came up from the tank and proceeded about his business. The next Day he had to work on a Large pipe joint which was quite near the opening to the tank. Ordinarily there is a manhole cover which goes Over the opening but it had not been replaced because of other work which had to be done. Johnson was standing on a Board to Jaccoi Nollsh his project when without warning the Board tilted and he fell a a All the Way to the Bottom of the 35-foot tank. Johnson said that if he had thought about it he could have fastened a Light Chain around the Board but it had never tilted before so he thought nothing of it. He weighed in at 200 pounds so it is easy to imagine the inspect with which he hit Bob torn. His left ankle literally exploded internally his thigh was broken and his Back was broken in two places. It took the police ambulance just a matter of minutes to arrive at toe scale and Johnson says that he will always owe a debt to toe Driver of that vehicle to toot As soon As he gets out of toe Hospital he plans to make it a Point to see toe Driver and to let others know How wonderful that Man was. Because he was at toe Bootee Johnson on Page 4 Titi amp Mem. A ii my in my f ism in City dads slowed through a lengthy Agenda in record time thursday morning a they appointed members to the tax total nation Board changed toe zoning electrical and a Lime Quot a bands a bit voted to assume a fourth of the Library costs for one year discussed Selling a couple of lots granted use of City Hall for the second Republican primary and reported on a recent trip to Hamilton Ontario Canada in connection with the new Power Plant. Fra Linton Board members in 1971 were Ross Campbell who had served three years Robert e. Smith two years speedy Lindsey two years Billie Moore two years Earl Jones Ane year and w. A. Raiford one year. Alternates for the past year were Charles Darwin and r. J. Purtell. The Council voted to replace Campbell with Darwin Lindsey with Lai Copeland Moore with Purtell and elected de Hui As alternate. Smith Jones and Raiford remained on the Board. First meeting Date for toe group will be june i. A toe zoning Board Tommy Hicks was replaced by Perry Bear newer Reed by Bui Noble and j. T. Hay was reelected. The terms of Mack Ross and speedy Lindsey do not expire until 1973. The electrical Board remained the same except for toe replacement of Philip Thompson with Don Robert son. Other members Are j. W. Todd Jim Reed Jake Geron and Jeff Zimmerman. No changes were made in the plumbing Board which consists of e. E. Preston in oat Ervin Lloyd Moore Jake Geron Ray White and Ray Reynolds. All Board terms Are for two years. A discussing assuming a fourth of the annual budget for Kendrick memorial Library the Counce decided to approve the expense for Only one year at a time. They jul contribute $6,000 leis Cost of the utilities which they have been contributing annually _ the governing body authorized lots to and la of Block 93, original town be sold subject to statutory provisions. The lots were donated to the City county and school by Roy Herrod. Captain Lee Bartlett of the police department eras on hand and told of the third meeting of the criminal Justice Counce which was to meet Friday at City Hall and extended an invitation to the City Council to attend. Bartlett la chairman of the Counce with chief James Tippit beings member. Chief Tippit expressed his appreciation for his new car and stated he is really enjoy hag it. Bartlett also told the group see City dads of Page 4 for Pha t registration deadline near oily two weeks remain for Bays in this area to Register for the official major league baseball pitch hit and throw Competition Phat. Local contests jul be held at Brownfield the first week in june. Winners jul Advance through District and division contests until eight boys win toe right to compete for four National championships at the a Star game in Atlanta on july 25. The Competition open to All boys age 9 through 12, la a nationwide youth program sponsored by major league baseball and Phillips Petroleum company. Registration began on april 15 and wads on june 4. Jim Reed Brownfield Phillips 66 dealer reports that registration has been brisk in the Brownfield area. Baccalaureate to be held tonight outstanding citizens selected the teachers of Brownfield Middle school elected As outstanding citizens for the month of april seven students out of a Field of 48 nominees. They were 6th Grade Harold Taulton son of or. And mrs. Harold Taunton Mike Billings son of or. And mrs. Jimmy Billings and Kim Blankenship not in photo daughter of or. And mrs. Howard Blankenship. For 7th Grade Carl Wilson son of or. And mrs. Don Wilson and Tammie Bluey daughter of or. And mrs. Wilburn Bailey. For 8th Grade Denise Moss daughter of or. And mrs. Duane Moss and Tracy Rodgers daughter of or. And mrs. Jimmy Rodgers. News Foto by Dave Cushman baccalaureate services for graduating seniors of Brownfield High will be held at 8 clock tonight sum toy in Middle school auditorium. The processional and recessional will be played by Melody Handley with Douglass Rohre minister of Crescent Hill Church of Christ offer hag the invocation. Quot the Road not taken and Quot you la never walk alone will be presented by the a c a Pete choir followed by the main address delivered by Jack Garrett minister of first Christian Church. Robert Metzger minister of first Iri Aith will conclude toe program with the Benediction. Baccalaureate services for toe graduating seniors at Union will be at the Union Baptist Church at 7 00 . This evening sunday with the Rev. Cist us Caswell deliver hag toe address. The invocation will be by Gary Lynn Miller scriptures by Debbie Caswell and special music by Gary Miller. Benediction will be by the Rev. Cletus Caswell. Wellman baccalaureate Are vices will also be held this evening sunday at 8 of clock

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