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Canyon Sunday News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Canyon, Texas Microfilm Cantor inc p. 0. Fox �4.5i436 Dallas Texas 7533the Canyon sunday news sunday Jim 27,1976 14 Page a 15 fireworks Are a natural accompaniment to celebrating the fourth of july and residents Are reminded to use fireworks with a a caution As Randall county wheat Fields Are a very dry and flammable. It is illegal to use fireworks within the City limits except by special permit As has been issued for the c Anyon chamber of Commerce a free fireworks display to be set off at Conner Park saturday evening july 3. Students seek Holiday University students hoping to gain a Holiday july 5 ran into a Wall of state Law and University schedules this week. Final examinations for the first summer session will be Given that monday requiring students to return to it after the fourth of july Holiday. A petition to end the first term on july 2 was started last week and tuesday night about 20 students met with University officials to discuss the request. Karen Johnson University Legal counsel explained the Road blocks preventing the change. State Law dictates a minimum number of classroom hours she said. But More important another state Law prohibits a state Agency from closing Friday or monday for a Holiday falling on a weekend. University schedules also had an effect on the Date for finals she said. West Texas state University and the University of Texas at Austin both registered on memorial Day so with Normal class schedules july 5 is the required Date for ending the term. It students will have classes a letter of intent one of the final Steps needed to secure from Farmers Home administration funding for a new water system at Umbarger. Has been signed and is on its Way Back to fms a. Louis raef one of the leaders in the Long struggle to get a Community water system said the letter was signed monday at the Omha office in Amarillo. A we got it signed it and sent it Back a he said. Quot now we just have to wait for More information from raef said the letter was just a statement confirming the intentions of the water association to use the Federal funds for the construction of the water system. Approximately $175.cxk will july 5 but staff members will have a Holiday july 2, although students and faculty will not. It will be classes As usual july 5 for East Texas state students. Texas tech and North Texas state both began the Day after it registration miss Johnson said. This would end their first term july 6. Texas tech students will have project even if its Only temporary the Locking of a jail cell behind you can be an unnerving experience a Etsu graduate student has discovered. At first he was apprehensive but has since lost the butterflies said Norman Monk of Canyon. Monk is one of three psychology students working on a criminal Justice project to test and evaluate jail inmates. Working with him Are Pat Althen of am Anllo who like Monk is serving an internship in be allowed to Umbarger from Omha. A Community meeting was held tuesday night in Umbarger with Omha agent Thomas Cheshire and engineering consultant Bill Mcmorries raef said. A Survey of potential water users also a requirement for the Federal Grant is underway now in Umbarger he said. Also the association has applied for a charter of incorporation from the state. A if we can get rid of this red tape Well be in business Quot raef said. The Community has been seeking Federal funds for a water system since 1970. A Holiday july 5 but faculty and staff will not. At North Texas state nobody will be on the Job. A the students were hoping that if there was no Good reason to have classes the Day after the fourth that the schedule could be changed a miss Johnson said. The second session will begin july 8. To test criminal Justice. Maxine Kolius also of Amarillo is taking the project for psychology credit. They Are in the fourth week of the ten week project. So far they have tested five of the 15-20 persons they plan to evaluate and have completed testing at the women a correctional Center in Amarillo. They will begin tests this week on inmates of the minimum Security Center at the old Amarillo air Force base. The students administer five psychological tests to evaluate intelligence personality and achievement and interview each of their Volunteer subjects. Then after discussion among themselves they evolve a report analysing the needs and aspirations of each person. They do not make recommendations for control or treatment. The reports Are placed in the inmates file and Are Given to work release officers. Unlike Monk who said it bothered him at first to work in the jail the other students reported no problems with the experience. A i just regard the whole experience As a learning situation a mrs. Kolius said. For miss Althen the most intriguing aspect of the project has been the interaction of the group in formulating the reports. Quot we All tend to look at a person a Little differently and its interesting to find out How one person can appear to different people Quot she said. The prisoners also must adjust locked cell unnerving Umbarger s water letter Enro Ute now after City goes to sleep the night people keep watch by Laurie Telfair the traffic fades away about 1 . In Canyon. Except for a prowling police car the streets will be nearly deserted until after a. Dim lights illuminate the locked businesses while both customers and employees Are still at Home in bed. But at a few places business goes on As usual manned by the night shift. There Are probably fewer than a dozen persons Here who work All night in Canyon. A grocery store that had been staying open 24 hours a Day recently Cut the night hours Back to 11 . The Only place to buy a cup of Coffee in Canyon in the Early morning is pizza hut on Highway 87. The sign out front proclaims a now open 25 who buys pizza in the Middle of the night quite a few people answers Cheryl Garrison night free fireworks for Celebration a spectacular fireworks display will be presented during the Canyon Days �?T76 festival next weekend As local residents join together in a Salute to the nations 200th birthday. The free fireworks display will culminate the Community Celebration on saturday july 3, with displays expected to be among the Best Ever presented in Canyon. Sponsoring the fireworks will be the Canyon kiwanis club rotary club noon Lions club and the Canyon chamber of Commerce. Assisting with the actual firing and providing safety equipment will be the Canyon Volunteer fire department. A this year we Are going to have some special on the ground displays a states Roland Black chamber of Commerce manager. The ground displays and other fireworks will be set off at the Park beginning about 9 30 . Opening the free fireworks program will be a ground scene depicting the american Flag which will be set off just West of the Conner Park swimming Pool. The Flag which is among four special ground displays to be set off this year will measure 10�?T x 15�?T. Other ground displays will include a 100 foot arrangement of Quot Niagara Falls and the a curtain of concluding the fireworks on the ground displays will be a special Bicentennial themed Effort entitled a Uncle Sam in a of course a relates Black a a we la have the traditional Aerial bombs and special fireworks shot in the air throughout the spectators at the fireworks display have been encouraged to find viewing room in the Central and Northern sections of the City Park for the fireworks display. Waitress at the restaurant. A about 4 30 a.m., we made a big pizza and a lot of sandwiches Quot she said. A we re Busy because of the restaurant gets an Early Rush around 11 . From members of the audience return ing Home. A later surge comes from the performers enjoying a late snack after the show. Miss Garrison said she enjoys night work. A except for the fact that 1 done to get to see my boy Friend As much. I like working nights and sleeping Days saves Money she said because she has less time to shop. Ted Strain who works All night at the pizza place and then goes to summer classes at it would rather have a Day Job. He usually gets Only three to five hours of sleep and studies most of the rest of the Day he said. At the Hub of the Law enforcement and fire Protection in the county is Barrett night dispatcher for Randall county sheriff s department. He provides radio Contact for state troopers police department sheriff s office ambulance fire and Rescue squad. A i like to think this Job is at the Center of the county Quot he said. Most of the work is communicating. In addition to relaying radio messages Between agencies that done to have radio with each other. Quot some nights it gets Long a he said Quot and sometime you have enough to keep you thursday night was Busy he said. A Loose cow was hit on Palo Duro Highway killing the cow and damaging the vehicle. That night he relayed a Mes Sage to the police department from a resident complaining about noise from fireworks. City police later brought in and questioned two men picked up at the pizza restaurant. In iliac also seized a handful of firecrackers alleged to have been taken from a boy. A what i like about working nights is it s slow and people done to Rush. In the daytime people just go go go but at night nobody gets in a most Calls received at night involve a complaint about disturbance he said. Barrett said he goes Home in the morning and goes right to bed. A i sleep us Long As 1 can a till it gets too hot. 1 usually get my seven hours Quot he said. Night work leaves him free to do things in the Day he pointed out. A if you have Someth ing to do in the evening like nearly All the night shift Garrett is single. Metropolitan ambulance service has a three Man Crew on Call around the clock. But frequently the entire Crew is standing by the fourth see night. Page 5 prison inmates tests students too to the students Monk said. Quot they Are much More tense than they appear to be Quot he said. From the Small number of persons tested so far the researchers can to form any. Generalizations about jail inmates Here. However Monk said the five came from a very varied economic background. Inmates must establish a sort of prison society he said. A they have to seek out an identity and meaning for life while they Are in jail. They place a Good Deal on the duties they. Perform and show Punde in How they play along and make a great Effort to comply with what is expected of them Quot Monk said. Both Monk and Althen said they were somewhat discouraged with the Lack of after care when an inmate is released. Quot it is a Little discouraging to realize that maybe even the ones who do have potential and want to change knowing that when they get out. They Are going to face problems in getting work and getting adjusted. And knowing that funds Are not available to do anything for a dramatic change Quot Althen said. Quot they Are thrown right Back in the same environment that put them in the Clink in the first place Quot Monk said. Quot there is nothing else for them to go Back see prison Page 5 Reward out on Flag theft canyons chamber of Commerce is offering a $50 Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who stole All the Texas flags Between 25th and 26 streets. The five flags were believed to have been taken wednesday night the Day after they were raised to celebrate the Quot Texas Quot drama at Palo Duro Canyon. Two flags were found thursday displayed in dorm rooms at Etsu Black said but another Flag was taken thursday. No arrests were made. Roland Black c of c director said the stolen flags represented a loss of about $100. After replacing these the chamber will have used up the reserves for this year. A a in la replace these but after this i can to replace them Black said. A a it a just so discouraging a the flags were mounted 16 feet High to Street lights. City workers used a ladder and truck to reach the brackets. A i done to see How they got the flags Down Quot Black said a if someone needs a Flag they can come to the office and Well try to get them a Black said there was almost no Chance that the flags were blown off by the wind. A wind May break off the staff but these were lifted out of the once before the Texas flags have been stolen he said. Quot we had trouble the first year we put them up in 1966,�?� Black said. The flags stolen then were later found and several persons were arrested he said. The flags being used for decoration were draped Over chairs or pinned to the Wall. Tak Jug it easy a Deputy Gary Barrett dispatcher at the the Riff s department a one of the few night shift workers. He fills in a slow period with a look at a newspaper. Hometown festival atmosphere planned for events saturday by Loren a Miller Canyon Days �?T76 will be a Hometown festival for Canyon and Randall county residents As they join in the local Observance of the nations Bicentennial birthday. Plans Are in full swing for making the event a Hometown weekend with activities entering on saturday july 3. The festival will include the annual Barbecue a spectacular free fireworks display and a vanity of exhibits at Conner Park throughout the Day of july 3, according to Jane Stephens festival chairman. A Community wide Flea Market will open at the Park with Booths of All types Selling a vanity of wares from 1-4 . Also entertaining folks during the afternoon hours will be Booths displaying items and crafts from Long ago such As a soap making area being manned by Home demonstration club women and an old style washing demonstration being presented by 4-hers in addition the afternoon will include a repeat of the Canyon exhibit which was presented during the recent Panhandle Bicentennial festival in Amarillo. The exhibit will include a collection of old styled utensils such As Coffee genders butter chums Irons Etc., according to dons Martin exhibit Arranger. Booths for the Flea Market Are being rented at a $3 charge and May be arranged for by contacting Genelle Bourland 655-7941, Early this week. Flea Market Booths will include mini garage sales crafts Etc. Proceeds from the Booth space rental fee will go toward the chamber s present fund Campaign to obtain new can Somas lighting for the City Conner Park is expected to be filled with spectators throughout the afternoon and other events of the festival will include a Quot tasting Tea Quot and a antique quilt display Quot to be set up at the first presbyterian Church adjacent the Park. The a tasting team sponsored by heritage woman a club will feature foods made from Early Day recipes. The Quot quilt display a which is being provided by the sue Hite club will feature a number of heirloom and antique quilts according to Beulah Miller display chairman. Other activities in the Park to entertain spectators will include tumbling cheer leading and other activities for children being demonstrated by students from the summer recreation program. In addition the summer recreation group and other children of the Community will be staging three legged toe sack races Ball pitching and outdoor games for children beginning at 2 of clock. At 3 10, the youngest festival goers in the age bracket of 1 -10 will lie having a Quot Penny Hunt on the playground with the Hunters entitled to keep the Bicentennial pennies that they find. The pennies which Are being furnished by the first National Bank and West Texas state Bank in Canyon will be hidden in the playground area of the Park. At 3 30 . Quot water Polo games will get underway in the front parking area of Rex Reeves elementary school. Canyon Volunteer fire department will set up the Polo game which is played by two Man teams facing off on either Side of a Cable to which is attached a Ball. Object of the game is to move the Ball to the opponents end of the Cable by directing a water Stream from a fire Hose a anyone can play water Polo a according to a department spokesman and participants should come dressed to a get water Polo games will be open to the Public with men and women invited to join the firemen in the fun. Injuries which Are not common in the game Are the sole liability of participants. The game of water Polo was originated As a fun game to help firemen improve control of fire hoses in training sessions and is commonly used As a training exercise and festival activity throughout the Texas Panhandle. Wednesday june 30, will be the final Day for entering a float in the Canyon Days Parade which is set to begin at 4 30 . On july 3 branding Irons and Barbecue tickets will be Given for the Best Parade entries according to Roland Black chamber of Commerce manager. Parade entries May be made by calling Black at 655-3201 Early this week. The Parade will Convene on the parking lot of the first National Bank and will proceed from the starting Point to Conner Park on saturday afternoon. Costumed first Grade students have been asked to make a repeat appearance for the summer Parade. The Young folks made such a hit with residents at the May Quot windows to the past project that they have a special invitation to be a feature of the Canyon Days �?T76 Parade. The first graders Are being asked to gather at the feb parking lot and walk in the Parade As far As the United methodist Church where the Parade route will take a Southern turn to the Park. Traditional Barbecue with a full plate of trimmings will be served at the Park beginning at 6 . Tickets for the Barbecue will be $2 for adults and $1 for children and May be purchased from the Canyon chamber of Commerce during the serving hours entertainment during the Barbecue will be provided by a group of tumblers from the Maverick club. Wrapping up the festival will be a Bicentennial program As a Quot time capsule is deposited underground amidst ceremonies which will include the lowering of the american Flag by the boy scouts of America a die special ceremony for the a time capsules will include a recognition for the Canyon girl scouts who have planted new Trees at the Park along with a recognition of the capsules contents. The receptacle for the time capsule was prepared this Spang by Canyon High school students under the direction of Harold Hagemeier. Woman s Book club the original Federated club of Randall county has Collet Ted the various items to be included in the sealed capsule immediately following dedication ceremonies the free fireworks display celebrating americans 200th birthday will be set off at the Park in the South area and adjacent the swimming Pool to the West. Spectators Are encouraged to find viewing room in the Central and Northern Section of the City Park for the fireworks display. The fireworks Are scheduled to be among the Best displays to be fired m the Panhandle this year with sponsoring including the Canyon kiwanis club rotary club no 1 Jona club and the Canyon chamber of Commerce. Assistance at the fireworks will be Lent by the Canyon Volunteer fire department. Spectacular feature of this years fireworks display will include several specially arranged on the ground scenes including a 10 x 15 american hag which is to open the program along with the traditional rocket launching and other fireworks the ground displays to be set off just West of the swimming Pool at the South end of the Park Are a 100 foot arrangement of a Niagara Falls and a a curtain of concluding the fireworks and a full Day of fun will be the Bicentennial themed display of Quot Uncle Sam in the festival planning has been handled by a committee composed of Jane Stephens chairman Mary Alice Hines John Childs Roland Black Linda Cooper Harold and Tunelle Hagemeier George Ritter Ken Hompson Lois Hull Kathy Glazener and George Blackwell

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