Clarksville Times in Clarksville, Texas
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Clarksville Times (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Clarksville, Texas Ice Tun Center f. 0. Vow j�j6 , >3r�s Quot to Quot foe Clarksville t Imes 15 per simile cop established january 18, 1873 the oldest business institution in red River county Clarksville Texas monday july la 1977 six pages volume is no. 49 anniversary visitors mrs. Cliburn left and her world famous son Cliburn visited with or. And mrs. E Bowers on july 4th to help celebrate the Bowers 60th wedding anniversary which was also mrs. Bowers Rilda Bee pianist Van w. Gene birthday. Mrs. Cliburn played the wedding March at the Bowers wedding in 1917 and the families Are friends of Many years. Van Cliburn is on a visit to his Home in Shreveport while Between concert engagements. Famed pianist visits Bowers anniversary Quot Gonna take a sentimental journey a Gonna set my heart at ease a Gonna take a sentimental journey a to renew old memory Van Cliburn world famed pianist took a sentimental fourth of july journey to Clarksville last monday driving in from Shreveport with his Mother mrs. Rilda Bee Cliburn to have lunch and spend the Independence Day afternoon with his lifelong friends or. And mrs. E. W. Gene Bowers who were celebrating both a 60th wedding anniversary and mrs. Bowers birthday. Mrs. Cliburn and mrs. Bowers have been friends since they were Young 20 years ago. With exclamations of dismay renewed old memories and students in the Cincinnati Cliburn spends much of and peals of laughter. Leaving Alii and Gene conservatory of music As his time n new York City mrs. Cliburn a warmly Bowers with another Young girls and a Zrilda Bee Quot Between Tours but was Friendly extrovert appear Kerful memory played the wedding March visiting at his Home in for the couple s marriage in Shreveport for the first the first presbyterian time in 17 months while Church at Clarksville on briefly Between engage july 4, 1917, also allies ments. The Cliburn were birthday. Accompanied to Clarksville although one lives in by neighbors who drove Clarksville and one in them or. And mrs James Kilgore the two remained Boswell and Cliburn a fast friends throughout the manager. They presented years As both pursued the Bowers with several their careers of House gifts and Flower arrange wife Mother music teacher ments and assisted with the the Cliburn in the refreshments at the after years when the inter noon reception nationally acclaimed con completely unassuming Cert pianist was still a the pianist participated in Cliburn pushed him gently student of his mothers All of the Day s activities from the Bench and were frequent Clarksville with great enthusiasm proceeded to give a visitors he had played the deferring with obvious rollicking concert standing piano numerous times in affection to his old friends with her Back to the miss allies Home and in the the Bowers. He was clearly keyboard and playing with Home of her sister mrs. Very much at Home and her hands behind her Back Essie Walker and gave a pleased to be in Clarksville late in the afternoon concert in the first again examining photo the Cliburn departed with presbyterian Church some albums of his earlier visits obvious reluctance having City and county agendas released court to approve county deputies de to be hugely enjoying the festivities Irater in the afternoon mrs. Cliburn. An accomplished pianist in her own right very nearly stall the show from her renowned son As she Sang Alin played several numbers on the Bowers baby grand piano. Several of those pres ent remember some years ago the Cliburn were visiting with the Bowers and the tall pianist had played several pieces. Mrs. Won the commissioners court has listed the Agenda for its regular monthly meeting at to . Monday which includes a consideration of a lease Purchase agreement on a new copier for the District clerks office a considers Tion of a lease agreement with the red River health services for offices in the old Hospital in acceptance of deputations in the tax office sheriffs office and county clerks office approve claims a approve Bond for county clerk a hear ambulance service financial report a appoint an Absentee Box Flection judge. County clerk deputies mrs. Italic Powers Nix has been named Deputy county clerk by mrs Nancy Jones effective july 7. Mrs. Nix is the daughter of or. And mrs. Jim Power and attended school in Irving before moving to Clarksville with her family. She is married to David Nix an employee of Harvey Brothers and they make their Home at 406 West Church Clarksville. Mrs. Edna Phelps has been designated As chief Deputy by mrs. Jones and mrs. India King Long time Deputy will continue part time in the office Deputy sheriff Lonnie gentle has been named As Deputy sheriff replacing Carl Wolfe who resigned effective june 30. Sheriff Avret Vaughan says that the new Deputy is now on duty and will be primarily responsible for emergency t h e Bogata Fulbright de troit area. He has lived in i Amar county the past la years and was with the sheriffs department there for two years. I it Deputy tax assessor in Oile tor mrs belly Dobson has been named a Deputy tax assessor collector she has been employed at various times in the past in the office As a part time assistant. Civ to Hea plan for Square parking the Agenda for the City Council meeting Ach Edued for monday evening at 7 . Include committee report a presentation of a plan to create a City county Airport authority by councilman Jerry Ables. A presentation of a plan to form an ambulance service commission by councilman Jimmy la11 Mer a presentation of times subscription contest in Progress More than 45 contestants were signed up for the Clarksville time annual contest and subscription drive in the first four Days of the event which will continue through july 29, the contest is for anyone who wishes to w in a ten Speed or a 20 Inch Bura bicycle by Selling subscription to the times. Everyone Selling any subscriptions will win a prize equivalent to a $2,00 value for every one sold. So sales will win a 27 Inch mens or a 26 Inch women Bike. And 20 subscriptions Are Good for a 20 Inch boys or girls bicycle. Sales must in to new subscribers defined As one not now taking the times or Tine whose subscription has expired at the time the contestant subs Criller Calls on him. Everyone is invited to enter but those wishing to in in the contest must first Register at the times and pick up the official receipt books. Those purchasing subscriptions Are advised to request the official receipt. The contestant Are not authorized to extend credit and payment should be made at the time of Sale the times subscription offers an even greater bargain this year than during the contest and drive last summer As the paper is now published twice weekly on mondays and thursday for a total of More than too issues annually less than five cents in a copy for county subscribers. Sanitary Landfill plan by councilman Eddie Pryor with an appearance by Jirry Raysell to request information on the program and a report on the existing ordinance and recommend Datum do business a presentation of a downtown Larking recommendation by the chamber of Commerce by Tom Ives a presentation of re Vised building standards ordinance by City attn Ney Jack Herrington a instruction on equal i at urn Board proceedings and set Date for meeting by City clerk Sarah in run niger a report on grass cutting and City clean up. By councilman Jerry Ables new business a request for author ration to apply few Man mixer funds by mayor Maurice Isbell a decision on Kesot turn not to participate in the fireman a Relief and pension fund by mayor Maurce Isbell a presentation on a new copying machine by representative of Elliott office equipment a consideration of a Resolution designating use of funds from water and sewer fund rate increase by Cit y manager Bob met Mit and mrs Risinger a discussion of pay ment of sex Ienir Money to City officials officers employees and others by Moore. Ables and mrs Risinger june rain 4.7 july begins hot june rainfall totalled 4.70 inches far less than the 8.05 recorded last year according to Joe Wilburn at the . Weather service station at the Texas department of highways and Public transportation. Measurable rainfall was recorded on five june dates june 6, 0.35 inches june 12, 2.20 inches june 16,0.40 inches june 17, 0.50 inches and june 27, 1.25 inches. June comparison june rainfall totals in recent years have included 1962 12.15&Quot 1963 1.52&Quot schedule of events monday july la commissioners court courthouse to . Game night american legion building. 7 . City Council. City Hall 7 . A cars building 8 . Retired teachers association picnic Barton Home in Avery 7 . Little league award presentation legion Field 8 30 . Tuesday july 12 blood pressure clinic Bogata City Hall to . 12 noon Clarksville country club ladies association Bridge and luncheon club House 9 30 ., and 12 noon kiwanis club the branding Iron 12 noon blood pressure clinic Annona methodist Church. 2 . 4 . Fair association. Chamber of Commerce 7 30 . Wednesday july is doctors clinic family planning clinic 8 30 . 2 . Thursday july 14 rotary club the branding Iron 12 noon Hospital Board red River general Hospital 12 noon blood pressure clinic English Community Center 2 4 . Day care Center a., Center 7 30 . Young homemakers school homemaking room 7 30 . School Board Clarksville school Library 8 . Saturday july 9 cancer crusade Barbecue legion Park 8 00 1964 2.25&Quot 1965 3 2d&Quot 1966 .75&Quot 1967 1.65�?� 1968 .05�?o 1969 1.55&Quot 1970 1,95&Quot 1971 .70&Quot 1972 i 60 Quot 1973 9 45&Quot 1974 9.00�?� 1975 4.51&Quot 1976 8.05&Quot 1977 4.70&Quot this is not an unusual hot weather phenomenon when several hot Days occur he asks that the Public immediately report any such pavement faults to the Highway department when observed. Giants win Little league dial 0/ i the summer baseball program for the Little league. Pony league and Colt league was concluded this weekend and will lie climaxed with an awards ceremony at the legion Field at 8 30 . Monday the giants Little league team Winner of the Little league division will lie presented with the team trophy and the Little league All stars will be announced. Also the Winner of the by St All around sport player will be introduced. He is chosen by vote of the Meliers of All teams participating the two Pony league teams and the Colt league team will be awarded plaques in addition to the on presented to the utile league Hampton baseball incorporated is a non profit organization in charge of the entire summer Ball program officers and directors for the year include Bill rams president Ernest Witmer vice president Cynthia bean Secretary treasurer and. Pete Pearce Mac Varley Jerry Laster Ronnie Skidmore Ray Clark and Gene Whitwell temperature soar july temperatures have cooperated in main taming the month As traditionally one of the hottest of the year. High temperatures Given by mrs. Garland Hines . Wrath Wing Rodeo co. One of Best or observer include july i 88 july 2 93 july 3 94 july 4 95 july 5 96 july 6 94 july 7 95 july 6 95 the weather station is located on 1159 Northeast of Clarksville and downtown thermometers generally read three or four degrees higher. The continued heat buckled Concrete on . Highway 82 in front of Harvey Brothers thursday afternoon about 5 30 thursday afternoon Caus my about a six Inch Rise in the Street and breaking the curbing. . Hutchison senior resident Engineer with the department of Highway and Public transportation says by Breiu it Linker Rodeo As a Spectator sport has become increasingly popular in recent years and interest in the Way of life of the Quot Rodeo Cowboy Quot has come to attention rather frequently. Some say Rodeo life is no different from any other a but i Reserve the right to disagree there is a distinct difference in a Rodeo cow boys Quot and what i choose to term As Quot Rodeo these Are the individuals that usually work behind the scenes and keep the business end going con Gottily a Cowboy s main ambition is to get to rodeos and win Money and possibly championships and usually spend three or four Days in the prof Ess. For the producer the Man that makes the Rodeo possible this is a full time business that requires an unbelted Able amount of patience perseverance and personality. Jerald Smith owner and manager of Wing Rodeo company headquartered in Bogata and one of the top producers in the nation a just such a Man. Just barely a teenager in 1947 Jerald competed in his first Rodeo entering the bareback Riding calf roping and Bull Riding. He very quickly decided he prefer red the Riding events and As his Rodeo career began to Progress this is where he proved to be most Success Ful. In 1954 a Freak Accident totally unconnected with Rodeo left him with a broken Back and a great Deal of doubt As to the degree of mobility he would have on recovery showing a great Deal of determination he recovered almost completely except for a decided Limp but could not contest Ever again already having Rodeo in hit blood he stay away so began to work for other Stock contractors such a Clyde Crenshaw and Sloan we Llama. In 1966, he put together a Rodeo company which was owned by Sloan Williams. This company was a Wing of the Large William operation in Smith Tea a and thus in ame Wing Rodeo company headquartered in Bogata or what most everyone knows As Cut hand Community and managed by Jerald. In 1967, with his newly formed company he was awarded producer of the year by the International Rodeo association and also bucking Bull of the year on one of his most famous nulls Joe Butterfly. These awards were Only the first of Many to Rome. Smith exhibited an uncanny ability to select outstanding Buck my Stock and finally bought out full ownership of Wing Rodeo company in 1969 in 1970, his Bull #00, curly won Burking Hull of the year and left Wing and the Ira sometime later never having been Ridden. Honors for bucking Bull of the inter oat tonal finals Rodeo in 1972 went to Playboy a big Brahma Bull that was one of the Best Quot Clown bulls Quot Ever in the Arena and an exceptional see Wing Page six the smile de Success Jerald Smith owner and manager of Wing Rodeo company in Bogata and one of the most successful producers in the history of Rodeo displays la pleasing ready smile so familiar to everyone in the Rodeo business

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