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Bryan Daily Eagle (Newspaper) - August 4, 1957, Bryan, Texas Scoop o Bryan says friends of the Library in Bryan Are hoping that the Texas state Library which will be setting up some regional demonstrations will select the Carnegie Library Here for a demonstration of How a Library so located can serve Rural a in the state has received $40,000 from the Federal government for assistance to such projects. The friends report a Bryan is surrounded by towns with Small libraries or no libraries and if such a demonstration program could be set up Here All the counties surrounding Brazos would Benefit. However we feel that the initiative must come from the counties to be commissioners courts of the various counties must invite the Texas state Library to set up the demonstration. Letters have been St it to Hearne Madisonville Caldwell and Navasota asking for expressions of opinion. Mrs. W. L. Russell is president of the Friend. Or. And mrs Donaho would like to learn the identity of the Young Man who turned in la alarm when the Donaho Buick co. Was on fire the other night. His prompt warning saved the Plant from Complete destruction and they would like to show their appreciation. A department of Public j safety. Drivers License division. Closed on Friday and will reopen monday aug. 12. A red face dept. Those. Type lice have been working on our copy again. Residents of Bryan arc building residences. Not building new residents As punted yesterday. The same varmints ate out one word of e v. Walton s title head of the department of agricultural education. _ a news from nearby a approximately 300 attended the Normangee chamber of Commerce Barbecue which raised Money for equip my the new the file truck with ladders Hose and other items. J. G. Stanley has been named band director for Caldwell High school. He has been direr my at Cross Plains and for 20 years was director at Itasca in Brenham they Are building a covered Beer Garden at the Washington county fair grounds to be completed in time for the fair sept. 26-28. Tito. Nikita. Have meeting in Romania London. Aug 3 r president Tito of Yugoslavia and Nikita Khrushchev met for two Das this week in satellite hours Cit a and agreed on a Concrete Fin is of co operation a a Moscow radio announced tonight the conference Between the communist party and government leaders of Russia and Yugoslavia took place on Thuis Day and yesterday. Sitting beside Khrushchev were Deputy Premier a. I. Mikoyan and Otto v Kuusinen former Boss of the i banded communist International and now a full member of the party presidium. Tho v As accompanied by two vice presidents Edvard Kardels and Alexander Rankovich who have spent considerable time in the soviet Union this summer on 1 \ ii at Ion. By official description. U i \ i ii i ii Bryan College station area maximum temperature saturday was 99 degrees just under the too maximum Regis to l t d on i iday by Caa at or Wood Field. The saturday minimum was 77. North. South Central and East Texas a partly Cloudy sunday and monday with widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers. Total distribution Friday 7862 the Bryan daily Eagle Price per copy Ioc i Quot hey two years serving the Brazos Valley a a -. I Complete wire service of associated pre volume 82 Bryan. Texas. Sunday August 4. 1957 16 Page a plus 8 Page comic no. 27 most popular Man in county funds show deficit audit reveals two of Brazos county s major funds permanent improvement and general Are operating in the red. County auditor Frank Vitopil a report on county finances at the end of july showed. The permanent improve ment fund courthouse we a showed a deficit of $50,822.95 and the general fund $9,593.38. But this does t mean that the county is broke by any mean. It has an Overall balance of $29,152.38 remaining in the till and five months left in which to spend it. The heavy deficit in the permanent improvement fund it due to bonded debt requirements on the county s million Dollar courthouse jail. The county paid out $40,270 in interest and principal in july making a big Dent in the fund. Too. The county during the seven month period from Jan. I through july 31 had to overcome a deficit of $24.-810.87 Ai the Start of the year. Receipts so far this year amounted to $27,216.61. Enough to retire the deficit but not j enough to take care of this i y car s debt payments thus leaving a deficit in the fund. The general fund out of which the county a general business operates started the year with a bal me of s8.133.63 from the preceding year. Income thus far amounted to $34.91 1 84, making available $43,048.47 in to e fund. But expenditures during the seven months of the county a 1957 fiscal year have exceeded the income by $9,-1 593.38. Checks written on the general fund account amount to some j $7,000 monthly putting the fund in position to be nearly $40,000 overdrawn at the end of the it car. However tax Money starts coming in during october and it is quite Likely that the fund will end the year with a balance. The county has spent 65-3 per cent of its budgeted $535,-000, the county auditors report shows. The permanent improvement fund had a budget of $65,000 tor the year and has spent so far $53,228.-59, or 81.8 per cent of its budget. The Road and Bridge fund shows the Healthiest balance of any of the county s funds. The see audit reveals. Page 8 beginning monday Eagle and Kora broadcast news beginning monday the Bryan daily Eagle and radio station Kora will cooperate in a electronic journalism. Hashes from the City desk of the Eagle web Steep honed to the radio studio for transmission in the every hour in the hours news broadcasts. Throughout the nation As Many radio stations Are reorganized on a a a news. Views and music basis electronic journalism has come to the fore and often involves cooperation Between radio stations and newspapers offers the immediate v of electronic dist Bohon. Wide printed papers offer detailed coverage of events. You hear the Flash then read the full Story a a a a higher county tax i rate is proposed Parade came bit by bit Hopkinsville. By. Fill was t easy but the Rota rians managed to stage their Parade. The rain came and sent two bands and a Drill team scurrying for cover. Others splashed on led by musicians from another High school band. Half of them got across the Railroad tracks but the others had to wait a train came along. The stragglers finally caught up and All went Well until two horses frightened by the music reared up and broke their harness. Another delay. Spectators said it was the most interesting Parade Ever seen. Dulles Back after offer to Russia Washington aug 3 or a Secretary of state Dulles flew Back today from disarmament talks in London and promptly challenged Russia to join the West in lessening the danger of a great atomic War by opening vast territories to Aerial and j ground inspection. Dulles arrived in mid after j noon and went to the White House to give a first hand report of his London Mission to president Eisenhower. He was Able to report to the president according to information in diplomatic quarters that he had succeeded in pulling the Western allies out of a logjam of disagreement on inspection zones. They concurred in a plan he presented to Russia at a meeting of the u. N. Disarmament subcommittee in London yesterday. What he proposed in essence was that Russia agree to Aerial and ground inspection Over great areas of Europe North America and the soviet Union. The object is to preclude the possibility of a massive Surprise attack in this atomic age. In an Airport statement Dulles said that a it is now up to the soviet Union to grand jury no Bills mrs. Burkhalter on embezzling charge six candidates for commission follow Laws but warns officers to Brazos county a taxpayers will pay a bigger tax Bill this fall than in previous years if the commissioners court adopts its proposed budget after a Public hearing on aug. 16. The proposed budget while $212.570 33 less than the county a budget m 1956. Has an increased tax rate of five cents j Over the 95-cent tax rate levied this year upping the rate to is the increase however will not be used to help finance the county a operating funds but will be used to retire outstanding Road Bond maturities. The proposed budget keeps the county a operating funds within the constitutional limit of 95 cents but increasing costs of operation have caused judge a s Ware the county a budget officer to re apportion the constitutional tax levies to give a More equal distribution of the and Valorme taxes to the immediate needs of the county. The heaviest need apparently is in the permanent improvements fund which As of july 31 showed a deficit of Over $50,000. This fund came in or a 10-cent hike Over the old constitutional Levy of 25 cents. The general fund which also showed a deficit on july 31, was increased from 25 cents to 27 cents. The jury fund Levy remained a1 eight cents and levies for Road and Bridge purposes amounting to 25 cents. The proposed budget Calls tor spending $582,350. This is $46,-050 More than was budgeted for 1957. The budget estimates revenues at $582,350. Leaving expenses and income coming out even. Included in the budget is $7,-700 for a county probation officer. This expenditure Calls for a salary of not More than $5, 000 annually for the probation officer and expenses of $2,700 for operation of the office. Judge Ware. In his budget message pointed out a this will give the county a Complete probation department with salary and expenses at figures which we consider to be reasonably 1 the budget will take care of j Road Bonds which will mature with principal and interest amounting to $59,000. Interest will be $17,000 and the remain a Der will be principal. State benefits will amount to i approximately $48,000. The budget Points out. Leaving some $11,000 to be paid by the county. These maturities will require the five cent tax increase. The county a million Dollar i courthouse jail will require $48,880 during 1958. This will be the fourth payment since the Bonds were voted and will leave a total of $659,000 in outstand ing Bonds. In addition there is $150,000 in warrants for the i courthouse and jail outstanding. Interest and principal on these warrants amounts to $12,975 and makes a grand total payment on the courthouse and jail of $61,-855. No increase in the Road and Bridge fund was set up in the proposed budget. The $250,-000 budgeted is the same As this year s budget. Operating Sec higher tax. Page 8 super Union danger to government six candidates for the Vacan-1 by on the City commission were at the Post two hours before the filing deadline saturday and ready to Start the race that will i end with the special election sept. 3. The Field one of the largest Ever to enter a special City election Here includes two former mayors a real estate Developer an insurance Man a minister and a tailor. Only the former mayors have Ever been in politics before giving the voters an Opportunity to judge whether they want a political newcomer or a former City commissioner in the chair occupied by the late mayor b. F. Vance. Two candidates the Rev. R. F. Buck pastor of Faith evangelical and reformed Church and Jerome Jack Zubik owner of Zubkis tailors entered the Campaign late Friday afternoon and saturday bringing the roster to six. Former mayors h. C. Dishman and Roland Dansby William Sparks and Fred w. Nelson had entered the race earlier. Dishman is the immediate past mayor while Dansby is an immediate past commissioner i and served As mayor several years ago. Sparks a real estate Developer. Nelson an insurance Man Buck and Zubyk Are making their first entry into politics. Although this is Buck s first bid for Public office politics is not exactly new to him. While a minister in new Orleans he served on mayor Morrison s advisory committee representing the protestants of the City. He was also a member of the Board of referendum supervisors a member of the citizens committee on Public improvements and Bond issues and a member of the mayors advisory committee on veterans affairs. He received a certificate it of Merit for outstanding service to the City of new Orleans. Since coming Here four years ago he has been Active in civic and service organizations. He is president of the Brazos chapter of the american red Cross and is chairman of the Park and recreation Board and a member of the youth development Council. Zubik is Active in Veteran organizations and a Leader in the knights of Columbus. He is a life Long resident of Bryan. Nelson a resident of Bryan for 12 years and a graduate of Texas a amp a College is the Only see mayor Page 8child Dies after being hit by Auto tiny Diana Gail Blackman 16-month old daughter of or. And mrs. C. W. Blackman. Too Lynn drive was dead on arrival at St. Joseph Hospital after being struck by a car at her Home about 6 20 pm. Saturday. The child had been playing about the car of mrs. Johnye Storey Jackson who had stopped at the Blackman Home to ask directions when the Accident occurred. Mrs. Jackson was talking to i the child s father and apparently did not see her go to the front of the car. After completing the conversation mrs. Jackson started to drive off and struck the child. After summoning a Callaway Jones ambulance. Blackman placed his daughter in his car and raced to the Hospital the child was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Hospital. Bryan patrolman Bobby Riggs investigated the Accident. A Brazos county grand jury saturday no billed mrs. Mar a Jorie e. Burkhalter resigned tax assessor collector after j county attorney John m. Barron resented an indictment alleging embezzlement of county funds. J by no Billing mrs. Burkhalter the grand jury expressed an opinion that no crime had been committed in the handling of j county funds. Barrons appearance before the grand jury saturday morning with the indictment Cam after mrs. Burkhalter filed suit in 85th District court wednesday asking reinstatement and after rumours about the operation of the tax office had floated around town for the past two weeks. In her suit. Mrs. Burkhalter admitted cashing or attempting to Cash checks amounting to some $1,900 belonging to the county and state a but that said checks were drawn without intent to permanently convey said funds to her use and the fund were duly and promptly replaced and paid Back by her. After no Billing mrs. Burkhalter the grand jury recommended that All officer end employees of Brazos county Quot scrupulously comply with All rules and regulations pertaining to tha operation of tha department or office in which they it also recommended that officers in charge of each county division review the rules Laws and regulations applying to their particular office and see that a they Are scrupulously adhered to in All matters a and that no county employee be allowed to have his department hold for him at any time postdated checks or be permitted to engage in any other irregularity in the handling of funds and that the county auditor a make see grand jury Page 8 Washington. Aug. 3 of sen. Mcclellan dark it Aid today that James r. Hoffa s plan to put All the nations transport j tation workers into a single Union or federation would create a Hoffa. The 44-Vear old heir apparent to Dave Beck As team j sters Union president has said All truck air rail and shipping unions should be combined into j a single Union or federation j a for their own Protection a both Mcclellan and sen. Coldwater Raris viewed Hoffa s plan with alarm and said it looked like a move to set himself up As the nation s no. I labor Boss. A control the nations transportation and you control the co u n t by a Coldwater said. A a there a never been any doubt in my mind that s what Hoffa Mcclellan said if the Type of transportation Union Hoffa has outlined Ever comes into being it would Wield economic Power that a would amount to a Mcclellan is chairman of the Senate rackets investigating committee on which Coldwater i also serves. The committee has been Delv a ing into Hoffa a affairs and particularly his alleged associations with new York labor racketeers. Hoffa recently was a. Quilted on charges of bribing j an investigator on Mcclellan s t committee. Mrw t Amar nearly ready above is View of the Interior of the gymnasium Audi the gymnasium roof at the right. Eagle staff photo by Gen. Donnisha j in

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