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Copperas Cove Press (Newspaper) - November 18, 1973, Copperas Cove, Texas The City built for family living x Copperas Cove press j a x a in Mottl 1m3 44 your Hometown newspaper 99 vol. 24 no. 2 Copperas Cove Texas 76522 sunday november 18, 1973 Price per copy to cents 2 sections 26 pages a a do Grade reinstated new Grade system approved . Williams services to be held at 4 . The Copperas Cove school Board approved a request by the High school faculty to change the grading system at a regular meeting tuesday. High school principal Glenn Powell and assistant principal carotene Brittain presented a petition signed by other teachers requesting that a Quot a Quot Grade be reinstated in the High school grading system. Only four teachers would not sign the petition mrs. Brittain said. Mrs. Brittain said the present grading system is unrealistic and is not compatible with grading systems of other High schools in the state. With the present grading system of a a c. And f. A failing Grade is sometimes padded to a Low c by Many of the teachers. Powell said the teachers Are instructed not of flunk a borderline student if he is a graduating senior. The proposal would change a Grade of 65 to 69 a d. The Lack of a d in the present grading system creates a problem with Transfer Stu dents mrs. Brittain said. Incoming students with a d from another school could Transfer with an f into the Copperas Cove High school. Outgoing students with a c from the Copperas Cove High school might receive a d at another school. Copperas Cove business manager Leland Frase said the d was eliminated from the grading system to make the students work harder to pass a course. He added that the results have been negligible and seems to have Little effect on the students. The school Board also approved a textbook committee to review the list of books recommended by the state for adoption. The new books include elementary Reading books business Law band books Junior High math latin and vocational shop books. Members of the committee approved by the school Board Are j. L. Williams chairman Mary Williams Billy Jack Ayres Dick Parker Kay Cox Kevin Keele Janis Petronis Karen King Bill Morocco Mary Junik Larry Throm and Eddie Glass. Frase informed school Board members that the Texas education association has approved funds for two new bus routes in Copperas Cove with three More pending. Frase noted that the approval would mean an increase of $15,000 into the county transportation system. Frase added that three of the four new school buses expected to arrive sometime next year will be paid by the county As a Cost of about $27,000. The school Board also approved the Purchase of two More buses for the next school year. Frase told Board members that the Texas education Agency advised him that buses must now be ordered almost a year ahead of time because of slow Downs in production. Frase added that with the expected slowdown in Gas consumption after football season the school system might be Able to operate under Home management office announces new location the Home management service had its monthly meeting wednesday in Gatesville. Mary Alice Walters director of the Home management service announced that the Home management service office has moved to room 101 in the South dorm at Central Texas College but that the same Telephone number 526-1289, has been retained. The committee to study the feasibility of beginning a seven Day a week service headed by members of the executive Board Lead in a discussion of the positive and negative aspects of such an Extension. The need for local support and volunteers was stressed. The service is calling for volunteers said mrs. Walters. The Extension of the service depends on the number of workers who Volunteer. A we need both Money and volunteers a said mrs. Walters. Quot if we get enough Money we could hire some people a she said of enough volunteers were available they would not need As much Money she pointed out. Without local support and volunteers the increase from five to seven Days a week would be impossible on the present Home management budget said mrs. Linda Cassens Home management service Secretary treasurer. Members voted to Send a letter of appreciation to Central Texas College for donating the use of the office to the service for another year. The Rev. Charles Bushnell spoke on the history and goals of Home Mana Grant services throughout the country. He stressed the importance of Good publicity. Two new members were voted into the service k. J. Pemberton of Copperas Cove and maj. Betty Force an army health nurse at it. Hood. The next meeting of the Home management service will be january 9 at Central Texas College. The present contract. At the present rate of 4,000 Gallons per month Frase said the 30,000 gallon contract would not finish out the year. Three resignations were accepted by the school Board Linda Stacy and Georgene Fromm at jewel and Ronnie Haynes 8th Grade math teacher. Board members approved the recommendations of four new teachers. The new teachers Are Sandra Carter and Nancy Long at jewel Melvern Taylor at the Junior High and Victoria Hixon at jewel Board members studied plans for expansion of the Junior High building to accommodate the ninth Grade next year. The proposed plans drawn by George Christenson a Dallas architect recommend two additions with 22,000 Square feet of floor space. The plans Call for the addition of several new classrooms a typing room a homemaking room vocational shop space dressing rooms showers 150 additional lockers and a paved outdoor mall. Frase added that the vocational shops and Field houses could be built at less Cost by using Metal buildings rather than make another addition onto the present building. Board members agreed to study the proposed plans further before making any decisions. Frase noted that outdoor lights will be installed soon at the Junior High school for Security purposes As Well As convenience. He added that the dressing rooms Are finished the bleachers in the gym Are almost completed and the floors Are being finished to protect the Wood. The school District has received the last payment $112,000, from the Federal program Impact Frase said. The total for the year is $444,000. Frase added that if the school system receives 64 to 68 percent of the amount they Are normally allowed they would be Lucky. The Bill authorizing payment through the Impact program has not passed Congress but the program is still in effect on a continuing Resolution. He added that the letters sent to congressmen by the members of the it a and other groups have a great influence on these programs. Frase also added that the Money for the recent Bond Sale would arrive in a few Days. The $150,000 will be spent partly on the new elementary school and the Junior High and the rest would be put in a time Deposit. Copperas Cove has been chosen As one of the two schools in this area to participate in the right to read program sponsored by the Texas education association. Copperas Cove and Whitney will be the representatives of Region 12, which includes Bell and Mcclennan counties to participate in special courses designed to improve Reading skills. Mrs. Mary Williams will attend three workshops throughout the year to learn the new techniques of the program. The program will be administered in the Junior High because three teachers Are already familiar with individual instruction methods of the program. Frase reported that the adult education classes have a very Good attendance record and enrolment. Approximately 85 people Are now enrolled in classes taught by six Copperas Cove teachers. The school Board agreed to take no action on the vacancy created by mrs. Jane Woods who moved last month to California. The school Board position will be up for election next year. Operation helping hand time for lending a hand operation helping hand a unique civic military ecology project will swing into action tomorrow november 19, As 5,400 men of the 1st cavalry division and their equipment help Copperas Cove residents improve the environment of the Community. Residents should place the items they want hauled away on the Street curb tonight or very Early tomorrow morning said City manager John Carlton. Residents should take advantage of the Opportunity to have their property and Home cleaned without having to pay for getting the junk hauled away Carlton said. Copperas Cove has been divided into four zones and the cleanup operation is mapped out by each brigade Down to the smallest unit necessary to Quot cover every Street and Alley a said 1st cavalry division commander maj. Gen. Robert Shoemaker. The cleanup operation also includes the 2nd armoured division in Killeen and the 13th support brigade in Harker Heights. The project coincides with a similar operation being conducted on fort Hood known As environmental emphasis . L. Williams services for . Williams superintendent of the Copperas Cove school system will be held today at 4 00 . At the Grace United methodist Church in Copperas Cove. Burial will be at the Copperas Cove cemetery Williams 415 Nauert Street suffered a sudden heart attack Friday morning. Reverend Homer Pumphrey will officiate the services. The body will lie in state at Palmer funeral Home until one hour before the service. Surviving Are his wife Mary Williams one daughter mrs. Kenneth Marilyn Peters of Bryan his Mother mrs. Robbie Vee Williams of Temple one sister mrs. Bill Dean of Odessa and several nieces and nephews. Memorials May be made to the american heart association. Williams has been in the Copperas Cove school system for the past 24 years As teacher coach principal and served the last 13 years As superintendent. He was a member of the Grace United methodist Church and served on the Board of directors. He also taught a Wesley Bible class. Williams has served in the Community As past president of the Lions club past director of the chamber of Commerce charter member of the toastmasters club and was a member of the it a. He also was a member of Many educational organizations such As the Texas state teachers association the american association of school administration and the Texas association of school administration. Williams was born june 13, 1923 in Killeen and graduated in 1941 from Killeen High school. He served in world War la in the Marine corps. He received an undergraduate degree in 1949 from Sam Houston state University in Huntsville and a masters degree in 1960 at the University of Texas at Austin. He came to Copperas Cove in 1949. Early mailing urged mems Copperas Cove postmaster Craft Harrison has urged customers to Post their Domestic and foreign Christmas mail one to two weeks earlier than the postal service originally recommended because of the Energy crisis. The urgency of the fuel Energy crisis compels us to request a one week advancement of the suggested dates we gave for Domestic mail and a two week advancement for foreign mail Harrison said. The new dead line for posting Domestic first class Christ Mas mail is december 8 rather than december 15 As previously Anno uric 1. Domestic surface parcels except those for Alaska and Hawaii should be mailed by december 3 instead of december to. Airmail parcels and letters within the United states except Alaska and Hawaii should be mailed no later than december 15, rather than december 21. In addition to the fuel consumed by commercial air carriers the postal service re a Paga 3 in Copperas Cove Home for 1st cavalry alumni first Home for the first team alumni the first Home for the 1st cavalry division association an alumni association of veterans of the 1st cavalry is located in Copperas Cove. I he National Headquarters Are located in the Home of retired major Ralph Baer and his Lovely Wile Eddie. The National Headquarters of the 1st cavalry division association is now located at 302 North main in Copperas Cove. The first Home of the first teams alumni association is owned by ret. Maj. Ralph a. Baer executive Secretary of the association and his Lovely wife Eddie. Quot this is the first Home the association has Ever had Quot Baer said. The proximity to the 1st cavalry division Headquarters at fort Hood will allow us to expand our activities for the members of the association he added. Major Baer and his wife moved into their new Home in Copperas Cove in october temporary Headquarters had been established at fort Hood in april when the National Headquarters were moved from the original location in Albuquerque . Maj. Baer became executive Secretary of the 1st c cavalry division association in april succeeding retired colonel Alfred e. Stevens of Albuquerque. Maj. Baer is the third Secretary in the 29 year existence of the association. He joined the 1st cavalry division in 1935, served in several units moved on to the army air corps in 1942 and retired in 1958. Maj Baer recalled that colonel Stevens who has served with the 1st cavalry association for 47 years was instrumental in the formation of the association. Stevens became the second executive Secretary of the association in 1961, succeeding retired colonel Edmund a Stone. Maj. And mrs. Baer provide a Contact Point for the 22,000 members of the association throughout the world. Quot we maintain a world wide locator file a Baer said Quot and process 35 to 45 pieces of mail every Day in addition to 1,000 address changes each month the Baers also publish a monthly news letter the Saber for the veterans of the 1st cavalry division. Quot we Are especially proud of the 1st cavalry division Library which we maintain in our Home mrs. Baer said. The Library is the Home for Many books written by veterans of the 1st cavalry. Authoritative books of the role of the lit cavalry in United states military history such As the �?o1st cavalry in Vietnam lined the Book shelves. The Sale of some of the books goes toward the scholarship foundation sponsored by the association a novel written by retired brigade general s. L. A Marshall dealing with the 7th Calvary Battles with the Plains indians has gone into four editions. Quot the Crimson Prairie has won the Western heritage award for the Best non fiction Book of the year on the winning of the West. The association established survivor scholarship Grants in 1968 to provide the opportunities for a College education for dependents of veterans of the 1st cavalry who sacrificed their lives in Viet . The scholarship Grants were extended at an annual 1st cavalry reunion held in August at fort Bliss to provide Grants up to $1,600 to each child of a 1st cavalry division Veteran who is totally disabled or who Dies while on Active military duty with the first team whether in War or peacetime. There Are approximately 522 recipients of these scholarships receiving More than $6,600 from the association. I he scholarship funds Are contributed by members and friends of the association major Baer said. The association also sponsors the famous 1st cavalry horse platoon at fort Hood. The horse cavalry is used primarily for recruitment purposes and publicity. Major Baer added and the unit must be self sustaining since it receives no Federal funds. The association will become More Active in civic activities in the near future major Baer noted. There is still More work to be done on the House and the Yard before we will be Able to have our open House for the people of the Copperas Cove area he said. The association should bring anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 monthly to the local Economy major Baer added. The association is open to every Man who has served with the first team. Men of the 1st cavalry on Active duty can join a one year membership program with the Opportunity of becoming a life member when they leave the service. Currently almost 3,000 members represent the Era 1921 to 1945, about 1,000 men joined Between 1945 and 1965, and almost 19,000 have join since 1966, local chapters Are scattered throughout the United states and Europe wherever veterans of the 1st cavalry reside. Our association is proud of its Many prominent members major Baer added. General alien m. Burdett in corps and fort Hood commander is rag 3

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