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Canyon Sunday News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Canyon, Texas Microfilm Cantor inc p. 0. Fox wl36 Dalias Tejw As 75233union eyed by maintenance employees by Carroll Wilson unionizing of the West Texas state University maintenance department loomed As a possibility this week As a result of growing resentment Over salaries and benefits among department employees. Burgeoning discontent Over an anticipated 6.8 per cent pay in crease which failed to materialize this month has led several employees to meet with officials of the Amarillo local of the operating engineers Union. Several department employees who wished to remain Anonymous told the news they had met in two sessions with the operating engineers Union. Fearing reprisal from the University the employees told the news Quot we re taking a risk anytime we step out and do nevertheless they said a a we re going to try to join with the operating engineers Union in one employee said the move to join the Union is still in the planning stages. A a they re All for us a he said. A but its a matter of checking to see if the National labor relations Board can cover us As far As actual Federal Protection and make the school recognize the status of the employees presents several Legal questions he said which must be answered before the move to join the Union can be made. The questions involve whether the maintenance employees Are state employees and if so whether they can or cannot join a Union. Area postal service will be investigated an investigation into postal service in the Panhandle will begin tuesday when a staff assistant to a House subcommittee comes to the area in response to a request by . Rep. Graham Purcell. John Gabusi staff assistant on the House subcommittee on postal service will be in Canyon at 8 a . Wednesday for a Public hearing with local residents concerning mail service. Gabusi is sent to the area by rep. Morns Udall chairman of the postal services subcommittee. Purcell m a statement aug a attacked postal service in the Panhandle and called on i Dall to undertake an investigation. In a letter to Udall Purcell said a with the discontent in my new 13th District Over mail service i am now convinced something must be done of Northwest Texas Are obtaining adequate wednesdays meeting in Canyon will be in the Community Center. It will be one of three meetings to be held by Gabusi. He is expected to visit Borger and Amarillo also in efforts to find the source of the postal problem. Purcell said in late August that he had received Many complaints mainly concerning the delay or curtailment of pickup see postal. Page 5 officials in Austin told the news the maintenance employees Are not state employees. Maintenance director Johnny Boone told the news that any moves by his employees to join a Union a have been Boone said he heard rumours of the Effort recently and talked to several employees reportedly involved. I told them 1 did no to think that was the right Way to go a he said. A i done to think a Union is the Boone said he suggested a employees talk with members of the Texas Public employees association in Amarillo about membership in that organization. A they need to do something in the legislature because the legislature appropriates the Money a Boone said. A unless the legislature approves it there a no Way we can pay Boone said he told the employees the Tea provides lobbyists in Austin who might be Able to improve their pay. A group of maintenance department employees met with Tea members last week. But they re still Uncertain what to do. Quot i done to know what la be the outcome a one employee told the news a but As far As the unions concerned that a still in the several maintenance employees told the news that although talk of joining a Union has come up several times in the past three years the recent move is the most serious attempt yet made. 1 he recent action was spurred when maintenance employees received a lower salary increase As of sept. I than they anticipated. They said they were expecting an an 8s-the-Board 6.8 per cent pay increase As of sept. 1, based see Union Page 5 longhorns wham eagles in defensive Battle the can it cd longhorns stuck to the ground while the Canyon eagles took to the air Friday night in am Anllo m a defensive Battle which a it it the eagles the a third toss of the season. Taking the turf route to Victory Caprra cd took advantage of Canyon mistakes to claim a 11 3 win in a game in which the Breaks were the deciding Factor canyons defensive unit con tamed the explosive with of be running attack of in Horn speedsters Joe Velasquez and Tommy Heming but the Eagle offence made the mistakes which Cost the game a Rock s defense had likewise prepared Well i r the end Hwee it hand pass plays Fanyon s offend. Receiving the opening kick off. In fact the eagles were unable a it move the Ball two Breaks Early in the game could have set the stage for Eagle scores but the offence was unable to get the advantage one break came with less than two minutes gone in the first Quarter when the eagles forced to punt Ren it Vered the fumbled kick on the Caprock 14 Yard line. Three plays later the eagles were unable to move the bad and quarterback de a it of to the air. His pass was intercept d on the Caprock 42 by defender in it Mendosa. In 12 plays covering five minutes of action the ism Homs ate up the turf in driving to their first score of the Niht on a five to Yang run by quarterback Davidko am the conversion was Good and with 4 4m showing in the first Quarter the let longhorns took the Lead 7-. The subsequent kick off was fumbled by canyons Risby Katziff and the let on Homs t Kik Over on the Canyon 27. On the first Plav from scrimmage Ream took to the air and his pass was picked off by Jeff Carlile and run Back to the 33 it was Anyon s second big break when six plays netted Only 20 Yards the eagles were forced to punt again. After a series of plays by each team the eagles again took Possession at Theu own 35 after Caprock was forced to punt Early in the second Quarter. It was a sustaining drive by the Eagle offensive unit which drove to the nine Yard line of Caprock and was unable to go further. The talented toe of run Wingback Bill Moore was called into action and he kicked the 10-Yard goal to put Canyon on the scoreboard with 3 25 remaining in the half when the half ended the were again threatening from the Eagle 17-Yard line. For another one and a half quarters the eagles and horns played a defensive ballgame. Each seeking the advantage. Then with just five minutes remaining in the game the break which made the game for a Rock occurred. See eagles Page 5 local Sor Gium crop out loot favourable on irrigated land Randall c county a a Grain sorghum crop outlet it of remains favourable if not spectacular As Many Farmers begin harvesting. Ralph Ruthart who farms six Miles West of Canyon brought in the first sorghum Load reported in the county Friday after it on to a on Sumer a elevator. Due to moisture present in the Grain Ruthart said he May wait several Days let before harve.?Ting More of his in p. County agent John Hrazdil said most Farmers Are expected to l Egin harvesting in Early october. Although the county a dryland Grain sorghum crop was hard hit by Lack of moisture in the critical mat Ratum stages. Brazzi said a g k d Cne a is expected this year from the irrigated sorghum crop which accounts for More than Quot per cent of the sorghum acreage in the county. Quot on irrigated land the crop appears average or maybe hitter a some dryland crops in some areas. Rain has l Een so irregular Over the county that some Fields Are ver it late and there May be some problems in dryland areas. While Walling for the Sun to do its work on the sorghum crop Many Farmers have been waiting for moisture to facilitate planting of wheat. Quot some areas Are just to Ltd dry a Brazzil said. A but some wheat is up and like King Good. We have a Good percentage planted and up and we could have a significant wheat Brazzil said september is a critical month in the production of dryland wheat which constitutes the most acreage in the county. The Canyon sunday news vol. 4 m. 3 Caton Texas Sunder september 24,1972 10 mates 1 Section 10 gents buffs stagger rams 41 to 14 halfback Jimmy Lisle Heads around left end on another of thebuff8inthe41 14winovertherams.hemade95yard8in his 11 jaunts Satu Day night against the Colorado state hams 11 carries in Kimbrough stadium. Lisle was leading ground gainer for leads news poll rating Price favored locally editors note. This is the second of a three part series resulting from a Survey made at random by the Canyon news tie Telephone Survey asked residents of Canyon South Amarillo Umbarger and the Rural areas of Randall county their preferences regarding the presidential race the senatorial and congressional races and the local option liquor election. The first part appeared in tie news Ali urday sept. 21, with the third segment scheduled for . Sept. 28. The november general election from the standpoint of the races involving senators and representatives has not caught the interest of Randall county voters. At least that would be the conclusion drawn from talking to 30 adult voting residents. Of the persons contacted by Telephone All had voiced an opinion and preference about who they would like to see As president of the United states. Jess than half of those same people showed any knowledge or interest in the race Between sen John Tower and his democratic challenger Barefoot Sanders or in the House Battle pitting congressmen Bob Price quid Graham Purcell against each other. Most said they had not Given the two races much thought and indicated that they could accept whoever won in both encounters. By actual count congressman Price was favored two to one Over his democratic opponent Purcell. While none of those quizzed were As vehement in their support of the congressman of their Choice each did have his or her own reason. For once it seemed to be his experience with the military and general business affairs that won him support. Purcell backers banded together in their thinking that the Wichita Falls candidate was much better qualified in agriculture matters. All persons casting a vote for either claimed that their Choice was in tier Able to Deal with the vast number of problems which arise in the House of representatives. And this included Domestic matters the Economy the War Issue Oil cattle Grain taxes and business and labor. At this Point in Randall county at least Price would be the Winner were the election being held at this time rather than in november. In the Tower Sanders race for the roses the news put jul showed the incumbent winning without working up a sweat. Of the 30 persons polled Only 14 offered to indicate any preference and Tower garnered them All. Ever it one questioned after they voiced their Choice agreed that Tower was the Man for the Job a the has experience and 1 done to know How Well a new Man like Sanders would do a said one see Price Page 5 coach Gene Mayfield pulled a bit of dazzle dazzle from his play Book saturday night As the West Texas state University buffaloes gave the Home fans their first win of the season. The buffs blasted the mistake Ridden Colorado state University rams 4114, avenging a season opener loss of 40-12 suffered last weekend at the hands of Drake s bulldogs. Mayfield rediscovered the reverse play and his buffaloes pulled it twice on the rims to give impetus to the win. It was a game of fumbles and interceptions for the second straight week for the rams who lost their first two games without scoring a Point to Arizona and Iowa state. Mayfield a reverses reversed the Tenor of saturday nights Outing As the rims were forced into a defensive posture by the aggressive buffs. After going to the dressing room at halftime with a 14-13 deficit on the clock the buffs blew the game wide open in the second half and sent the rams foundering for a play that would work. In desperation the rams were forced to the air during much of the final half and their attack proved As fruitless the Buff defenders As had their previous second half ground action. The spirited buffaloes came to life As they held onto the Ball tenaciously in contrast to their Drake game when they suffered More than 10 turnovers. A 23-Yard reverse run by split end Carl Brown which caught the ram defenders off guard split the game wide open on the second play from scrimmage in the fourth Quarter. Poor to that play the buffs and Kams had played a stalemate second half game with the rams holding the Edge 14-13. Brown s run was the result of one of the numerous mistakes made by the rams this time a fumbled punt on the ram 23. Mayfield speaking through a dressing room Grin said he Felt the game was close at the half but a your boys got their momentum going and got a few the coach said he Felt the a a we artes to Brown touchdown pass got us of the reverses which twice see buffs. Page 5 Survey underway Here for regional jail facility signs would cite girl teams victories Ralph Ruthart of six Miles West of Canyon brought in the first Load of harvested Grain sorghum in the county Friday afternoon. He unloaded his sorghum at consumer s elevator in Canyon. Quot Home of the 3a girls basketball that a what a sign proposed for construction by the chamber of Commerce will say to motorists coming into Canyon if local residents will support the project. Eddie Knowles of the chamber said he wants to erect the signs on each Highway coming into the City but needs local support to do it. A lots of people have called me on this thing a Knowles said a because you can drive through Clarendon or Tulia or somewhere and they have signs that say a Home of the something or other a Knowles said the chamber of Commerce is too Short on funds to foot the Bill for the three proposed signs. He said they Are expected to Cost $300 apiece. He said a meeting of persons interested in helping erect the signs will be following the 7 . Canyon High school Eagle Booster club meeting monday night at the first National Bank. At that time the exact wording which will go on the sign will be decided. Efforts to raise Money and support will also is discussed. Knowles said in addition to Money the chamber needs right of Way on property on the three highways for. Erection of the signs. A we wish we had enough Money to do this a Knowles said. A but we just done to. We re going to try to do it with the help of the people of the signs would be approximately 8 feet by 16 feet. Experts from the Texas department of corrections were in Randall county and the 24 other a unties of the Panhandle last week surveying the need for a regional jail facility. The District clerks county clerks and key Law enforcement officers in each county were surveyed according to Gerry Mcpherson of the planning and Field administration Section of the tax. Mcpherson said the Survey w As requested by the Panhandle regional planning commission of which the City of Canyon and Randall county Are members. A a we la give our recommendations to the proc a Mcpherson said Quot and if they accept our proposal Well build the Mcpherson said the regional jail which would serve the state regional planning area covered by proc would be built and maintained by Federal and state funds. A recommendation could be forthcoming As soon As late december. Mcpherson said studies Are underway in most of Texas 25 regional planning districts for new Multi county jail facilities. A your jails in Texas Are overcrowded and understaffed a he said. Quot it cent rulings in Federal court particularly the Dallas decision gave impetus to the in a Dallas Federal judge recently made several key rulings concerning jail facilities. Randall county dist. Atty. George Dowlen said one decision in the Dallas Case which could have far reaching effects on county maintained jails required jails to provide a recreation area. Quot the regional facilities would comply with Federal guidelines a Mcpherson said. A and they would help the local jail people. The taxpayers have to pay for rebuilding or renovating their jails. A a a e feel there Are other and see Survey Page 5 Safe driving course to begin for locals ugliest dog contest set next saturday if you be got an ugly dog we want to see him. The Canyon news will sponsor an ugliest dog contest for Canyon residents and their hounds at 10 30 . Saturday at Palo Duro Village shopping Center. Three categories Are set for Competition in the contest one for the ugliest dog one for the largest dog and one for the smallest dog. Three judges canines but so will Eye far Only the person has agreed to pick the winners. Judge Woody Pond who a seen a lot of dirty dogs has agreed to judge the contest. Two other judges will be named before the contest Date. The ugliest Ixia contest is the a be dog Page 5 a defensive driving course the completion of which could Cut automobile insurance costs for some local residents by As much As 10 per cent will be offered at West Texas state University beginning in october. Eural Ramsey of the physical education department will coordinate the program aided by Sam Weaver. First course is scheduled to begin oct. 3. Ramsey said the eight hour course will be taught in three blocks of instruction during evening hours on a weekday and two blocks of instruction during Day hours on a weekend. Ramsey stressed that Only local residents who Are not currently receiving a 10 per cent car insurance discount for the completion of Drivers education or some similar program will Law it eligible for the 10 per cent rate reduction As a result of completion of the defensive driving course. Quot anybody interested in the course should Contact their own insurance company to get clarification on the 10 per cent rate reduction a Rimsey said Ramsey and Weaver completed Friday an 8-hour course for instructors at Amarillo College sponsored by the National safety asst it citation. Classes in defensive driving will be offered on the Etsu Campus. Cost for the course is $8. All materials will he furnished. Ramsey said the course includes instruction on ail facets of driving including passing turning and driving in Adverse weather. Classes will be limited. Ramsey said persons interested in the course should cont dict him at the University physical education department. Registration for classes will be see course Page 5

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