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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Brownfield, Texas T flt Al Nof Foj hex 534 a i re a ajl of Iii w a w i i Jig i j i Jet ii to 1/ by a de to i is on Page five a a a a a a a a a single copies once unit tax volume 69 no. 77brownfield Terry county Texas sunday septem Ber 24, 1972 16 pages 2 sections mrs. Day fatal victim of mishap tragedy involves truck a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Ltd a a a a a a a casual Corner by sit it. Atkinson copy it a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Brownie Tho Brownfield old timer be the Best Way to keep teenagers at Home is to Mike Home pleasant and let the air jut of the tires. This newspaper which Lias served this entire area for almost 70 years is proud of its Rural correspondents who week after week faithfully Send in the news and photos of their respective communities. These correspondents receive remuneration for their services. It is not lucrative for them but they Are interested in picking up some extra Money for hosiery or other items. Primarily they do it for tile satisfaction they derive As All of these capable news gatherers Are interested in seeing that their friends and neighbors make the printed Page. The most recent Community to be added to our list of correspondents was the Plains Community now served by Teny Lester her Telephone number being 45 5.2989. Hie full coverage of Plains by this news source has naturally added a health number of families to our continually growing subscription list in that Community. Other communities served by our correspondents Are Era Sears Brownfield 637-4962 Fern Lowrey Tokio 522-3691 Shirley Dixon i Mon 755-4825 mar Tubb Wellman 637-4354 and Lucille Gregory Meadow 539-2343. All would appreciate your news items. Please Call them if you have some news to report. It took Jack Garrett almost four years to come up with a nickname for this would be columnist. We have been dubbed significant. One of websters definitions of the word significant is a having or conveying a special or hidden wonder what Jack was referring to Tio bits members of the Terry county chapter of the american cancer society schedule an organizational meeting to be held at 7 30 monday evening in the directors room of the Jones amp Lowe Agency. And the chamber office will be the scene of a meeting of the Board of directors of the Terry county United fund to be held at 3 . Tuesday. While on the subject of directors those who guide the destinies of the Day care Center announce that at a recent meeting the ministerial Alliance and the United fund decided to continue to sponsor their organization for another year. Kyle King a 1970 graduate of Meadow High As a Junior at acc is one of the four returning Letterman on the Abilene Christian College Cross country team. More about his prowess along this line will be forthcoming soon. The first Day of fall thursday arrived Nice and Wallish with temperatures in the 40�?Ts at night and 50�?Ts during the Day with the brisk air bringing a Lively gait to those Able to get out and about. In participating merchants report a successful sidewalk Sale event monday. The next retail merchants event will be a Moonlight madness Sale on thursday night oct. 5. Lee Bartlettjr. Sporting a new size 39 suit. A Little Over a year ago he wore a size 48. And Paul Shelhamer now wearing a 42 size As versus his 46 size about six months ago. Joe Shelton a recent addition to his store facilities seems to have started a trend. Currently enlarging facilities Are Success office Supply Price at Western Auto and Earl Mcnutt a econ ova Ash. Roy key formerly at the Plaza Motel is the new manager at la Fonda Motel on Lubbock Road. Scene of traffic fatality Accident claims one mrs. Don Day 37, of route i Mea roads 211 and 2066. She was driving the 1970 Buick. Driver Dow was pronounced dead at the scene of this Accident at of the 1959 Chevrolet truck was 1. J. 5 and i jr., of route i 9 30 thursday morning at the intersection of farm to Market Brownfield. New Soto by Celeste Thomas in nor visor to he la trip toyed county enters agreement with state in commodities program at a called meeting of the Terry county commissioners wednesday members of the governing body voted to enter an agreement w Ith the Texas state department of Public welfare for the establishment and operation of a commodity distribution program to be funded in part by the United states department of agriculture. The program will be for an indefinite length of time and the county judge will be authorized to sign the necessary application with eligibility guidelines being the state Standard. All recipients of Public assistance and their Normal dependents shall be eligible to receive commodities without reference to income or other need factors and no citizenship or residence requirements Are established other Titan that of residing in Terry count. In regard to the agreement judge Raymond a. Simms released the following statement a the contract signed by the commissioners at the called meeting wednesday with the state welfare department Calls for the department to assume the duty of paying for persons employed to distribute food commodities to needy people of Terry county a up to this time this expense has been paid out of the general fund of the county. A for the present time the state will furnish funds for one regular monthly employee the salary to be $484 per month. The person May be either male or female and will be known As the commodity supervisor. A persons interested in applying for this Job will find applications in my office. A the minimum qualifications will be a graduate from an accredited High school plus two years full time paid employment in related work involving interview ing and work ing with people. One semester consisting of 30 hours of accredited College work May be substituted for each year of the intersection of farm to Market roads 211 and 2066 presided the scene for a tragedy at 9 30 thursday morning when a 1959 Chevrolet truck driven by d. J. Vowel i or. Of route i Brownfield and a 1970 Buick Electra driven by mrs. Don Catherine Eubanks Day of route i Meadow were involved in a grinding collision which took the life of mrs. Day 37. The intersection is located eight and nine tenths Miles North of Brownfield. Yowell was travelling West on 211 and mrs. Day was going East on the same Road. Mrs. Day was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the peace George Steele. Ito sengers in the Buick were mrs. Days daughter in Law and grandson mrs. Lynn Teresa Hill Day age 19, and Anthony Lynn Day jr., 8 months old. The infant was uninjured and the younger mrs. Day suffered Only minor injuries but was admitted to Brownfield Gerv eral Hospital for observation. Yowell was also admitted to the Brownfield general Hospital for observation. The wreck was investigated by Highway i patrolman Johnny Josselet. Ambulances from the Brownfield police department were used for transferring the injured and victim. Funeral services were Corv ducted for mrs. Day at to of clock saturday morning from the Church of Christ in Meadow with Bill Talley by Dave Cushman staff writer Sidney Maines of 820 n. Atkins is not a fanatic when it comes to religion but he does have a great Faith in the Workings of the lord. Well does he have the right to have that Faith because he figures if it were not for god he would not be Here Council hears representative of Pioneer natural Gas company members of the City Council mayor Lloyd Hahn Jake Geron City manager and Bill Mcgowan City attorney discussed the proposed raise by Pioneer natural Gas with one of its representatives Harry Walden at the regular meeting of the Council thursday. Charles Fulkerson local Png manager was also present. Other items on the Agenda included the presentation of the comprehensive plan and downtown study by Nathan Riser approving the 1972 tax Roll discussing making a request to the Highway department for a safety zone on Tahoka Highway the presentation of the 1972 audit discussion of the amplification ordinance and the Mobile Home i Park ordinance. Recently pc cancelled its contract with the City and introduced a new one to go into effect october i w Ith an increase in rate which exceeds 20 per cent. The contract is also for a Shorter term and contains three escalation clauses. In explaining the reasons for the new contract rate raise Shorter term and the clauses Walden told the Council the company is forced into this due to the shortage of Gas. He said they do not know where they will have to go for the next Supply nor the expense involved in bringing it to this area. The Png representative added there will be another increase in rates in 1973 and could be in the neighbourhood of one to two and a half cents. Though the Council did not sign the contract with the Utility company it was understood they will be forced to do so in order to have a Supply of natural Gas to operate the new Gas Turbine for the Power Plant. It was observed that this increase by pc will Cost toe City an additional $30,000 per year to operate the electrical Power Plant. In discussing the amplification ordinance the governing body voted to approve the Law with a few changes which allows for parades activities such As the Harvest festival and Ball games which Are All considered of interest to citizens. They did ban the use of commercial sound advertising. At the last Council meeting Jack Perry was present to inquire about placing Mobile Homes on separate lots for use As rental units. Council said they believe this would constitute a Mobile Home Park and will fall under this or finance. The question raised will require an amendment to the present ordinance which the City dads approved. Stanley Miller tax asses Sor collector presented the tax Roll for 1972, which was approved and accepted. The comprehensive plan and commercialism study for Brownfield was presented by Nathan l. Kiser of Levelland. The plan is projected to the year 2005. Minister officiating. He a assisted by Joe Cross. Interment was in Meadow cemetery under direction of Sanders funeral Home of Lubbock. Born in Palestine mrs. Day had been a resident of Meadow 22 years and was a Mem see victim on Page 4 secs to name new director Terry aunty soil and a Ater conservation St evict a i hold an election for to c purpose of naming a new director in zone 4 at 7 30 . Tuesday october 3, at the Meadow Coop Gin it was announced this week by Duane Moss District conservationist. Edward Jordan is currently director of this zone which includes the Northeast portion of Terry county bounded East and North by the county Lin West by the Levelland Highway and South by Tahoka Ullig Way. Jordan completed an unexpired term prior to his election in 1967 for the five year period As zone 4 director. A program will be presented prior to the election and Moss said All landowners and operators in zone 4 Are cordially invited to attend. A of i to today s Miracle few Days pass in which some Miracle or other is not recorded on some part of the Earth. The picture above was snapped by a regular camera pointed toward the heavens with the end result being the appearance of an Angel being shown in the Cloud formations. Though some May scoff the vision remains As proof of the phenomenon. Enjoying this wonderful life. In 1968, he suffered a severe heart attack and while in the Hospital asked god to use him in any Way he saw fit. It was during this time that Maines began writing religious songs. To Date he has total of 188 humans some which have been played and Sung in Church much to the enjoyment of the congregation. Maines belongs to the Calvary Baptist Church and teaches adult sunday school Ever week. During the week he is custodian at Brownfield High. All this shows that he is just an Ordinary Man a Man who works All week and attends Church on sunday. This writer is purposely attempting to bring out the fact that Maines is an Ordinary citizen because the Story which follows is a fantastic one which May bring tongues to the Cheeks of Many. On August 31 of this year this area was visited by Many thunderstorms and heavy Rains and people were beginning to wonder when it would All come to an end. It was during this period when Maines looked up toward the sky and could not believe what he was seeing. Before his eyes was a Cross about eighteen feet in length in a Cloud formation. As he watched the Cloud slowly dissipated and changed into a perfect form of a human figure arms held out As though bestowing a Blessing Over the land. A billowing Robe Hung suspended behind the figure for several feet. His first thought was Christ is returning. In a few seconds there appeared a perfect set of wings protruding from the shoulders of the figure. These soon disappeared and the figure surrounded by hundreds of misty faces gazing at die figure took the place of the wings. The figure continued looking toward the Earth with arms outstretched. The following Day he wrote his Mother in fast Texas and told her about the vision he had seen. It was not too Long before his Mother answered and the letter was accompanied by a photograph identical to the picture he had watched being painted in the heavens. It had bets. Photographed by his Cousin Edith Grace Harris who also lives in fast Texas. Mainess Mother had also included the negative in her letter. This writer has been associated with photograph in for the past thirty years and readers can take our word for the fact that the negative Lias not been retouched or tampered with in any Way. It is authentic there is no doubt about that fact. It shows exactly what the picture does. If it is a trick of imagination then camera lenses do lie. However it is fact that a camera will photograph exactly what it sees and not iving else. This vision has renewed Maines Faith and he says he will continue writing his songs for the glory of god. During the month of december 1971, he wrote a total of 25 hymns. This averages out to about one a Dayto Many occasions bib humus have brought tears to the eyes of those who heard them. As to his health he knows that the Good lord healed his heart. He has had no trouble with it in the last see prepared on Page 4

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