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Copperas Cove Press (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Copperas Cove, Texas Court denies temporary injunction judge Byron Mcclellan 52nd District court in Gatesville denied a request Friday by the pizza hut on East Highway 190 for a temporary injunction of the Copperas Cove City ordinance requiring a use permit to serve for in the City limits. Pizza hut attorney David Greenfield of Temple said the decision would be appealed to the 10th District court of civil appeals in Waco As soon As possible. A hearing for a permanent injunction should be set within a couple of weeks Greenfield said. Mcclellan said the use permit seemed to be within the zoning authority of the City and did not involve an attempt at licensing establishments that served liquor. Mcclellan discounted arguments made by Lav k Prescott co counsel for the pizza hut that Copperas Cove was a general Law City and did not have As much zoning authority As a City with a Home Rule Charier. Greenfield said the use per Mit requirement was an attempt at licensing and exceeded the authority granted to a City by the state. He also said the City had discriminated against the pizza hut by allowing the Moose Lodge and the vow Hall to serve liquor in the City limits. Both establishments operate under the same private club License granted by the Texas alcoholic beverage commission that was granted to the pizza hut Greenfield said. City attorney Riley Simpson said the City is attempting through the use permit to regulate business activities in certain areas As part of its police Power granted to any City. He said it is foolish to say that the granting of a state private club License could restrict the zoning Powers of a City to determine where liquor could be served. The fact that the vow does serve Beer shows that the City does comply w Ith state Law he said. This is the first time a request for a use permit has been made Simpson said acknowledging that the Moose Lodge was operating without a use permit. Simpson said he recommended that the question about the Moose Lodge be postponed until the present Case was settled. Simpson said the owners of the pizza hut had not checked into the City ordinances concerning the Sale of liquor and could claim no injury now. He said the attorney Gen Erali a office had been contacted and they saw no conflict with the state Law and no reason to enter the Case. Police chief Bob Mcdonald testified that he had served a complaint on the pizza hut december 3 to prohibit the serving of Beer. He said that he had not served a citation on the Moose Lodge for operating without a use permit on the advice of the City attorney. Mayor George Leonhard testified that the vow had received its charter in the 1950 s on property which was then outside the City limits. The property was annexed into the City with the Fairview addition Leonhard said but the use permit was not passed until 1966. The vow was already established according to the existing ordinances Leonhard said. John Massengale co owner of the pizza hut testified that be had not personally checked the City ordinances because he had relied on his real estate agent. The realtor knew he intended to serve Beer Massengale said. He said the pizza hut might not have been opened in Copperas Cove if he had been aware of the use permit requirement. The pizza hut still has its private club License issued by the Texas alcoholic beverage commission Massengale said and meets the requirements of the state liquor Laws. The City built for family living Copperas Coye press tax a a mini Iliin 66 your Hometown newspaper 99 vol. 24 no. 23 Copperas Cove. Texas 76522 sunday april 21, 1974 Price per copy to cents 2 sections -18 pages chamber to organize recycling program Jimmu the civic affairs and environmental committee of the chamber of Commerce is making plans to hold a recycling program for Copperas Cove involving local civic groups and organizations according to a report made by Leslie Ledger wednesday at the monthly meeting of the chamber of Commerce Board of directors. Ledger said the committee has tentatively scheduled a collection for old newspapers May 18. The Sunbright manufacturing company in Waco will pay $20 per ton for All newspapers collected. Ledger said with the proceeds being divided among the groups which do the collecting. The chamber will not share in the proceeds he said but will help to coordinate More recycling projects each month. The Central freight company has agreed to furnish one truck to haul the newspapers to Waco Ledger said of the first collection is successful he said the program can be expanded to include Glass and even ism cards which sell for $80 per ton. Minister Jeff Stafford of the civic affairs committee introduced the recently appointed fire chief. Raymond Ashcraft and the new director of Public works Tommy Allison. Ashcraft his w Ife and one son Are formerly from Houston. He has served in the fire fighting Field More than 20 years. Allison was formerly the Street superintendent in Temple. He and his wife have one daughter and reside at 302 East Avenue d. The chamber directors were entertained preceding the business session by a skit produced by the High school vocation office education group under the direction of mrs. Sara Jackson. The skit won fourth place in the recent state Voe convention in Austin. Participating in the program were Carole Peyson Tammi Martin. Judi Doyle Carpenter and Debbie Hill. Ledger reported that the military affairs committee agreed at a meeting last week to Register Copperas Cove residents for the association of the United states army to show the support of the City for the military. The committee is interested in signing businesses As corporate members Ledger said which is a Good indication that the Community welcomes the military. Other communities Are working hard to increase their membership in the Central Texas fort see chamber Page 3 oath of office City attorney Riley Simpson left administers the oath of office at the tuesday City Council meet ing to the three recently elected Council members de Schorn Center Norman Drueckhammer and Louis Dewald. Schorn and Dewald take the oath for their third term As councilmen and Drueckhammer for his first term. Student parking restricted new City ordinance City Council installs members angers cat lovers mrs. Ted sch Ivanusch rown of thorns a living reminder mrs ted Schwausch 702 Turner has raised this Crown of thorns Plant for 45 years with As much care and concern As if it were one of her own children mrs. Schwausch received a six Inch Branch of an original Plant from her Mother in 1929 when mrs Schwausch married a custom her Mother followed with All her children a the plants resembles the Crown of thorns which Christ wore to the Cross a she said Quot and shows Christ suffering the a Gonies of the Plant blooms several times a year and a Means that even in sorrow you can find some happiness Quot mrs. Schwausch fend the Crown of thorns grows Only two or three inches at a slow steady Pace the Plant has become part the Good Friday services of the Immanuel lutheran Church each easter mrs. Schwausch said with red Flowers budding on the thorny stems the Crown of thorns seems to share in the Joy of the Laster season the City Council met tuesday in a scheduled meeting to install three members recently elected to the Council to make several City appointments and to consider restricting student parking on Ridge and Bowen streets near the High school. Incumbents Louis Dewald and de Schorn were reelected to third terms and Norman Drueckhammer was elected to his first two year term. Mayor George Leonhard told mrs. Jonnie Pemberton outgoing councilwoman that it was a real pleasure to have worked with her on the Council and thanked her for taking a great interest in the problems of the Community. Mrs. Pemberton said Ber two years on the Council had been a pleasure and had also been very educational. She said that she a Ltd a continue to work in the Community even though she was going off the Council. Mrs. Pemberton thanked the Council for treating her Quot like a lady Quot at All times and said a a you re a great Bunch of following the oath of office. Norman Drueckhammer said he would do the Best Job he could and hoped that any disagreements would not be taken personally. Quot i accept any disagreements you will have with me a Drueck Hammer said a and i Hope it works both a Straw vote of the Council showed the majority in favor of restricting student parking on Public streets near the High school to accommodate residents appearing before the Council to complain of littering and destruction of their property. Council members agreed to make the East Side of Ridge Street a no parking zone from 8 . To 5 . Allowing cars to Park on the school Side of Ridge Street and to make one Block of Bowden Street a no parking zone. The Council requested the residents of Ridge Street to present a petition it the next Council meeting signed by All residents who would be affected by the decision in trustees to interview head coach applicants hic Copperas Cove school Board will interview tour or five persons this week who have been selected by school officials candidates for the head coaching position. A decision May be made by the school Board by the end it the week said superintendent Leland erase. More than 20 applicants from throughout the state were screened by i Rase High school principal Glynn Powell and business manager i die Glass. I tie coaching Job became available when former head coach Bill Duncan accepted a position As Fairview elementary principal. Order to avoid any possible complaints in the Alexander 416 Ridge Street asked the Council Why the school seemed so reluctant to relocate the vending truck which stops on the school grounds adjacent to Ridge Street. Untied fund mayor George Leonhard said the school had experienced some problems with the vending truck in other locations. Leonhard said the City is limited in restricting student parking on a Public Street. In response to a see City Council Page 3 person a Iii est a police chief to head United fund division police chief Robert h. Mcdonald has been named the chairman of the Federal county City and school division of the 1974 75 Copperas Cove United fund Campaign Mcdonald originally from ramps Florida became chief of police for the City of c operas t Ove in april of last year. He and his wife Bridget have two sons William 16 and Robin 13. Although his coming to the Copperas Cove area was precipitated by the United states army Mcdonald decided to Settle lure when he retired from tile army. He retired in j972 after 21 years of Active duty. Quot in a a native texan by Choice Quot he said. Mcdonald has studied at Mary Hardin Bay Lor College in Belton Texas Christian University in fort Worth the University of Maryland and Northern Virginia Community the amendment of an ordinance by the City Council tuesday to prohibit cats and other Domestic animals from Quot roaming at Large Quot has prompted the ire of cat owners in Copperas Cove. Petitions Are circulating tar the repeal of the ordinance and a group of concerned citizens called Quot fighters for felines Quot has emerged ready to do Battle for the Freedom of their precious pets the City Council May have to defend their decision to some unhappy cat owners at the next meeting. The City ordinance which originally applied Only to dogs which roamed at Large was changed at the request of or. And mrs. Ray Littlefield to include its and other Domestic animals. The Little Fields had complained of problems with a neighbor who allowed his 12 cats to wander about the neighbourhood mrs Martha s. Chase co founder of the a fighters for felines said Quot it is against the Laws of nature for a cat to be tied or caged a and is urging cat lovers to unite and to petition the Council for the repeal of the ordinance. Ausa membership drive underway College. Law enforcement courses he has studied include Homo id investigation criminal investigation drug investigation Law enforcement photography. The Law enforcement officer and the mentally disturbed secret service protective service Basic police police admin icle a used Page 3 the military affairs committee of the chamber of Commerce is currently conducting a membership drive in Copperas Cove through april 30 for the Central Texas fort Hood chapter of the association of the United states army Ausa with the goal of increasing the Copperas Cove membership by so percent from last year. Harold Quot Kack Quot Schnor Renberg second vice president of the Ausa chapter and chairman of the chapter membership committee said Copperas Cove with 28 members is the Only City in the chapter to have reached anywhere near its goal. Quot the Central Texas chapter is the third largest in the nation a Schnorrenber said Quot with fort Bragg in North Carolina second and fort Dix in new Jersey with the largest military installation in the free world the Central Texas fort Hodd chapter should be the largest in the country Schnorrenber said. Schnorrenber said the chapter will again Host the National Ausa summer meeting in 4une at the Bend of the River ranch near Belton with Secretary of the army Quot boy Callahan As the featured see Ausa Page 3

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