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Gladewater Mirror (Newspaper) - November 9, 1975, Gladewater, Texas I Sofiia service Box -0436 Bellas a exas 75235 31 51 a it pm afer vhf rms serving the Gladewater East Texas area today to build a greater tomorrow vol. 27 no. 98 sunday november 9, 1975 Gladewater Texas 12 pages 15c per copy the Good news Friday. Rebound to win by Jerry Kates Bear stadium rocked Friday night. A standing room Only crowd estimated at upwards of 6500 spectators cheered itself hoarse As the Gladewater bears came from behind to Down the White Oak roughnecks 12-7 in a game that will be Long remembered in the annals of Bear football. White Oak came into the game ranked ninth in the state. The bears were tabbed As number five in the top to poll. When the last second ticked away jubilation reigned in Bear land As students and friends rushed onto the Field to congratulate the victorious team. It was a game the bears had to have to stay alive in the 14-aa District race. A loss would have Given the title to either White Oak or West Rusk who tied each other depending on the outcome of the bears encounter with the raiders next week. And have it they did. But it took character. To Tell it like it really was the first half was a disaster area. Rotten in fact. Nervous uptight tense the Bear offence played their worst game of the season fumbling four times into the hands of the roughnecks and almost handing them a touchdown with a fumbled punt on the Bear ten. The bears got the break of their football careers Ai the roughnecks initial Possession and it was Only one of two titbits of Fate dished out in that incredible first half. The roughnecks had capitalized on the first mistake by recovering a Bear Fumble at the Bear 42. Three plays later quarterback Kenneth Clark lofted a High hanging pass caught by the receiver Ai the one. He was hit hard by defender Ronnie Williams jarring the Ball Loose and into the end zone and out. The Touchback gave the bears Possession Ai the 20. Kicking specialist Russ Adams suffered a shoulder separation on the ensuing series of Downs while playing his tight end position. Adams sat out the remainder of the game and the bears found themselves without an extra Point kicker. Louie Pope handled the punting chores for the bears during the rest of the contest. Following an Exchange of punts the bears set up shop at their own 28. On the first play from scrimmage fullback Dennis Hawley ripped off 37 Yards to the a neck 35 and a first Down. It seemed the bears were about to get it All together but two plays later the a necks had the Ball after recovering a Fumble at their own 32. Unable to move against a tenacious defense the necks punted. The bears were also ground breaking a these cheerful gentlemen turned some of the soft Earth Friday morning for a new office building located on w. Upshur Street . Highway 80 West directly across from municipal Hospital. Businessman Developer Jones third from left with shovel will Start construction in the near future. Shown from the left at rear Are b. P. Dake Buzz Long Bobby Mcpherson Mcpherson construction company Garland Ferguson Garfield Hill John Shipp Allen Rich Jack Finley and Harold Wells. With shovels Are or Jack Earp Melvin Jenkins mayor 0. G. Johnston Joe Jones and chamber of Commerce president Roy Johnson. Mirror photo Longview new metro status by Jimmy Brown Longview everything it seems is coming up roses for this City. The place is a a busting its britches a in every direction with new or newly completed construction ranging from an Ultra modern spanking new High school Complex Complete with the latest in football Gridiron and an athletic facility second to none in East Texas to recently granted metropolitan status a Standard metropolitan statistical area Sosa to a handsome municipal building Complex in the downtown area to a Brand new census which put the population Well Over the 50,000 Mark for the first time. Things Are indeed looking up for Longview despite the recent recession which apparently affected the metropolitan area very Little it seems and inflation which put a sizeable bite in construction and other costs. Its always a bit difficult to sort out the genuine growth Progress facts from Overly enthusiastic boosterism when looking at a City on the grow but Longview a City limit seams Are bulging. The City recent annexation to the East extended the City limits into Harrison county and the Western City limits Are crowding White Oak. Longview a growth has been enormous during the past decade and much of it has been paced by new Industry locating in or very near the City limits. One of the Best indicators of solid growth is the school districts now under construction High school Complex located on a wooded tract in the Northwest Section of the City. Tie $7.5 million school will include an Ultra Modem football stadium along with other extensive athletic and academic facilities. The new school should be ready for the 1975-76 school season. Perhaps the Best place to go for solid information on How a City is doing is to the mayor Tommy t. Carlisle now serving his second two year term third year As a City commissioner and first year As mayor takes his Job very seriously. The affable soft spoken Carlisle Speaks with quiet Pride of his City a growth and influence on East Texas. He is Quick to Point out the City has had a wealth of bold leadership Over the years and credits much of the recent Progress to his four fellow City commissioners. Carlisle 47, has owned and operated a successful garage and car repair business in partnership with his father t. B. Carlisle since 1946. Other members of the commission Are William y. Bill Rice Jack Reeves r. H. Bobby Smith and James r. Curtis or. The focal Point of the City a expansion is the municipal building. Located on a seven acre site Between Cotta and South streets near downtown Longview the $1.2 million Complex is nearing completion. City officials will probably move into the new building about feb. I of next year. Longview citizens approved a $3,650,000 Bond Issue in september 1972 for the new Complex which will have extensive parking area and a Small Park to be named in Honor of the late City commissioner Lois Jackson who served As mayor during 1971. Mayor Carlisle said a $12.2 million Bond election will be decided by City voters on tuesday nov. 18. The Issue will contain $8,200,000 in tax Bonds and $4 million in Revenue Bonds. Stalled on their next drive As the first period ended. Popes punt opened the second Quarter and gave the a necks Possession on their own 32 where runs by halfback Darrell Anderson and fullback Keith Koonce gained nine plus. The next run was thrown for a loss forcing another punt by Koonce the a necks extraordinary punter. He blasted Aie for fifty Yards Down to the Bear to where it bounced out of the hands of the Bear receiver Quot and was smothered by covering Roughneck linemen. With a first and goal at the to a carry by Anderson gained nothing. Koonce contributed a two Yard plunge. On third and goal at the eight Tracy Atkins a the Call on a reverse and angled to the Corner for the first touchdown scored against the bears in District play. Anderson added the extra Point to give the roughnecks a 7-0 Lead with 8 59 remaining in the half. The teams had played 15 minutes of football and White Oak had scored without having made a first Down and the bears had earned Only one. It was that kind of game. The bears took the ensuing Kickoff deep in their own territory at their to. Quarterback Joe Louvier picked up seven Ai a keeper followed by a four Yard dive by Maurice Gunter which gave the bears their second first Down. Two plays later the bears again fumbled to give the a necks the football at the Bear 30. Bear fans knew at any minute they would Wake up from the Nightmare. It really be happening. The defense stopped the next play at the line of scrimmage and a clipping penalty nullified a gain to put the a necks Back to the 45. With third and Long Clark uncorked a pass which was picked off neatly by Gunter to end the threat and give the bears Possession at their own 21. Hawley gained la for a first Down at the 32, but the drive stalled and the bears were please turn to Page la Eye opener Garden club members Are reminded that reservations for the trip to Dallas Are due this week. A visit to Miller More and Neiman Marcus Are planned for the 18th those wanting to go Are asked to Coit act mrs. Ralph Prince. Also each member has been asked to furnish one Christmas door decoration for City Hospital. They must be Light enough to hang by masking tape. Leave the decoration with mrs. Glenn Walton at the Mirror office. A House guest this week in the Home of or. And mrs. John Osteen is her Cousin Dorothy Hemphill from Carlisle Pennsylvania. Is. Hemphill Devares much time to genealogy so the ladies Are having a wonderful time a a digging into family history. The dramatic a Ion picture a the enemy a re enacts a True Story about satan and his work this seventy minute color film will be shown at memorial Baptist Church saturday nov. 8th at 7 . All Junior High High school and College age Young people Are invited. Refreshments will be served after the movie. The altar society of St. Theresa a Church is making plans for the society a annual Turkey party with fun food and games. This year the party will be held at the legion hut on nov. 17 at 7 30 . Sandwiches Coffee and cold drinks will be available so you can eat your supper at the party. Benjamin Franklin said a if your head is Wax done to walk in the director honoured a Don Ledbetter Gas band director was surprised with a Horseshoe Wreath at fridays Pep rally. The band won a Superior rating at the Uil band meet at it. Pleasant thursday. This is the first time in la years the band has won such a rating. Presenting the award is drum major Vanessa Patterson. Mirror photo Gas band gets Superior rating by Garland Ferguson for the first time in approximately a decade the Gladewater High school band chalked up a first division rating at the Uil marching amt est held thursday in it. Pleasant. The Young band members were thrilled when they returned from the contest. They were Quot High As a Kite so to speak and Many of their cars were painted with White shoe polish a a we re no. In mrs j. O. Sims band Booster president attached a sign to the main High school Hall saying a Gladewater band no. I a band director Don Ledbetter even smiled he was so Happy. It seems that his banisters Are Over the Hump now and on their Way to the prominence achieved by Gladewater bands of yesteryear approximately half of the band is made up of freshmen and sophomores but they looked like upperclassmen thursday As they went through Brilliant Maneu vers together without getting out of step it was truly amazing contest judge Gary Wells Hope Ark., said a Good Overall sound Good preparation on marches. Beautiful Drill Fine appearance and general discipline judge Lowell Clark Beaumont stated on his comment Sheet a Good Drill got he noted that plans for the Complex include a $1.5 million police Headquarters and Jai which will be built just West of the new municipal building at the new site. Other projects included in the nov. 18 Bond package Are $1.7 million for Street improvements $500,000 for Parks $3 million for expansion of the City a water works and Plant and $1.5 million for sewer Extension and improvements. Other projects in various stages of planning include a contract to be let for four Lane expansion of state Highway 300 to the Gregg upshur county line the opening of fourth Street in the City a North Side to Loop 281 and the new High school at a Cost of $7.5 million and the widening of East Cato Street to Mobberly ave. And gum Springs Road. The City signed a contract in december 1974 with the Sabine River authority to assure a future water Supply. The 25 Square mile City gained metropolitan status last july when requirements for Standard metropolitan statistical area were met. This please turn to Page Iii municipal building blueprints a Longview mayor Tommy t. Carlisle left is shown a set of blueprints by construction supt. James Heim. The new $1.2 million City government Complex is located near the downtown area on a seven acre site. Heim indicated that the handsome building is about 70 percent completed and will be ready for occupancy by feb., 1976. Contractor for the Complex is Wilson Morris Crane and Reynolds of Longview and Houston. Work on the Complex began dec. 22, 1974. Mirror photo better As you progressed Nice the third judge Henry Schraub Weatherford said a Good sound Good general effect Good general appearance the band started their Drill with three company fronts on the sideline and marched across the Field. Toe band members gradually peeled off to form diamonds while marching Back and Forth across the fifty Yard line it ended with the band facing the stands and marching please turn to Page la Christmas club checks Are ready first state Bank has notified its Christmas gub members that they May pick up their checks at the main Bank starting monday. November to Carson Kennedy vice president of the Bank said the Christmas gub will disburse More than $100,000.00 to the 409 Happy club members who have let first state Bank help them to be ready for Christmas. �?T75. This amount includes Over $2,500.00 which the Christmas clubbers have earned. A let us help you to get ready for Christmas �?T76 by joining our new Christmas club when you pick up your Check a Kennedy added. To All of the Bank a customers Kennedy said Quot with new services being added All the time first state Bank is the oily Bank you la Ever graveside rites saturday for mrs. Dunnam graveside services for mrs. Vaudie l. Dunnam a resident of it. 2, were Hald saturday at 4 of clock in memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Malcolm Stone funeral Home. Mrs. Dunnam 49, died in St. Paul a Hospital Dallas Friday at 10 30 a m. Following an extended illness. A native of Stonewall Mississippi she had resided in Gladewater for the past 5 years. She was employed with Honey togs and was a member of the world wide Church of god. Survivors include her husband Austin Dunnam City three sons Timmy and Paul both of City and Steve Tyler three daughters mrs. Patricia Ballard. Longview mrs. Ellen Jackson Dallas mrs. Jerry Akins Little Rock Ark. Her Mother. Mrs. Etta Covington Stonewall. Miss. Four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The Good news saturday. United fund Over 15,000 goal by 801 a a a a a a

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