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•I—TDK G1LMBU MUUtOK. liilnu-r, TL-MIS Nov. 10, 1U72 COMMENTS ON CURRENT EVENTS Kvtnlilistieil in IK7T 1'. 0. Ho* 2b(l <;llmcr, Tcx 1'iililishri! «frl.ly nt Ul I .Mnrihall SI., (iilmcr, T«xn» Second clnss |iosluir<! pni'l "<• Oil"'". Texas I'ublishcl lij- R. H. LASCH1NGER & HAY H. GREENK Member tit TCXIIP J'rcs.s Assn. HAIL SUBSCRIPTION 1 UATKS: In UpsViur nucl adjoining conn- lici, G monOn $2.&0; I year ?4.00. Klscwhcrc, ri months J3.&0, 1 yi'Ar JG.OO. Single copy, 10 cents. EDITORIALS Live With Your Tensions One unlikely value in life can be tensions, according to OEie authority. Jane Fleischer, family life specialist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service of Texas A&M University, discussed el [eels of tension and offered a do/.en tips lo dclievc it. We are happy lo pass them along. "Some people would say happiness is freedom from tension, but a certain amount of tension is an essential part of everyday living," she asserted. "Tension can be of great value to us if is slimuHales adjustment to things we can't change, if it spurs us to take action on our problems, or if it helps us grow and mature physically, socially and mentally." On the other band, tension can hinder, the family life specialist cautioned. "Fear and anxiety set off tension. When we're tense, wo feel threatened in some way." Tensions can be damaging if they overpower us so we don't face our problems, work to solve them, or learn lo accept what can't be changed." Offering 12 suggestions for tension relief, Miss Fleischer termed "postive action" the key factor— 1. Locate the cause of tension. "Ask yourself, 'Who is bothering me? What is bothering me? Why am 1 bothered? What is the worst thing can happen? How can I remedy it?' " 2. Talk it out with someone you respect and trust. "Talking it out helps clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on the problem. When there's no one to talk to, write it out." 3. Esca[>e for awhile when tension mounts. "Escape may be simply the next room, but get away before your emotions bring on some wild decision." 4. Be sure your life includes some recreation you truly enjoy. 5. Take one thing at a time. "When several problems arise at once, select the single most impoilant one and get to work on thai. The other problems can wait and sometimes have a way of taking care of themselves." G. Get rid of your anger. "Scrub the floor, dig in the garden, or pound nails. Work out your anger on some inanimate thing." 7. Don't feel you have to be perfect—no one else is, and trying to be can keep you in constant tension. 8. Steer clear of "mood pills" unless prescribed by your doctor. "Such 'crutches' keep you from ever being able to solve your problems." 0. Keep yourself as healthy as possible—cat a well- balanced diet, and get enough rest. 10. Do something for someone else when you feel low. 11. Mako decisions when they need lo be made— then don't waste your time wondering if you made the right ones. 12. Develop your sense of humor—a hearty laugh relieves everyone' tension, including yours. THE A FAMILY LAWYER "1 Jusl Killed My..." J'okiny fun ai llic hiw, a cnr- loon shows a man rustling into the police Million lo cotiless a munlcr. Hut Ihc desk sergeant fraiilicLiUy waves him imo silence. "Van don'I have lo say n word," ilic sergeant explains, "nnlil you have suen a lawyer." This may hu gocxl cartooning. Hiil il is bail ILLW. The sergeant hns no ublitMion Ui interrupt a confession llial ib otferetl voluntarily. Furthermore, the man's stMumcnl may be used against hint in court. Consider »n actual case: A motorcycle officer sirencil a molorisl lu the curb and nskcd lo see his driver's license and rcgisir.ilion slip. After a moment's hesitation, llic man shrugged. "Well, i gueis you've got me," he said. "I stole llic car." Rear Vision Mirror Ten Years Ago Gilmer Country Club completed its new club house and scheduled formal opening and open house for Nov. 25 ... S. N. Nandcdknr, visiting agricultural agent from India, addrcscd the Bluebonnet Literary Club on the Hindu religion and the role women in India . . . A McKinncy man, Dan Shclton Tarter, 2, as the county's 1Mb traffic fatality of the year when his car went off ou of control on !Uvy. 259 . . . Mrs. H. Kullon Murphy of Pine Bluff, Ark., master flower arranger, gave a demonstration for 200 women at the garden club /one meeting here . . . Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reaves celebrated their golden wedding with open house at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Alton Jones . . . Mrs. Nellie Harrel Greer of Simpsonville died al 85 . . . Mayo Lanagan was promoted lo plant public relations director al Lone Star Steel . . . Kast Mountain defeated Harmony, 4S-0 and won the District 15-B title. Twenty Years Ago Mrs. Louis Nachman, on behalf of American Logon Auxlilinry, of which she was president, gave Ihe fire department three "Mac West" life preservers ... A daughter was born on the 10th to Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stanley .-. . Sons were born on the llth to Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Roberts Jr. and Mr .and Mrs. Jack Stokes . . . The Cotton Belt announced lhal after Ihe first of Ihe ye,-ir steam locomotives svould blow to dicsel-clectrics and lovers of the big "iron Horse" would sec il no more Wm, S. Reeves of Sirnpsonville died, age 6! ... Melvin Lee DcArman, 19, Herbert E. Murrell, 20, and Raynell Newsom, 20, of Gilmer died in u car collision on Hwy. 271 near Gladewater. Thirty Years Ago Sfil. Hoss Hogg burned lo death in Dallas while visiting friends . . . John E. Douglass died at Lafayelle . . . Pittsburg wanted lo replay the football game Gilmer won 12 to G, claiming Bobby Nation's 99-yard winning run was made illegally with a fumbled ball . . . Registration for gasoline ration books began at the high school . . . Lt. Tnimnn Jordan preached at First Baptist Church while home on leave following chaplain's course at Harvard U. . . . A parly of ten, including Steve, John and Torn Casltixj, re-tinned from Mason Counly wilh If) bucks and ojn- turkey, the latter shot by C. S. (Shorlyl Jones. Forty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Barton moved from Glcnwood to Ihc former J. W. Culluwny home on Montgomery St. . . . J. J. Stephens had caught his 100th salamander in City Cemetery, where lie was caretaker . . . The Allon Hudgins home as burglarized of clothing . . . The tem- peralure dropped lo 18 degrees . . . TCU players voted Ted Spencer of Gilmer and Texas AArM the hardest Drought to trial later for car llicfl, he clninictl tlint liis confession could not be ti*ti<l against liim because the offivcr li.i'l failed lo warn him of his rights. Hut the ccnm fuimi] nothing wrong \vilh the confession, since die man liail made it of his own free will. Whnt kitid uf pressures do tuinl n confession as "involuntary"— hence iamhuissinle in court? Obvious examples are the use of physic.il violence or mental intimidation. Such methods run afoul of liic constitutional privilege ag.iinsl sclf-iticnmin.-iUojj. fiut a confession may also be rulctl tnil because il was obtained by llic unfair use of promises or Icmpt.itions. In one case, a man under questioning nboul a robbery was informed (J:.il his u-ife— also being held — would be released if he would confess he hatl committed the crime. He uid confess. liul tliis lime, liis confession was heM lo be inadmissible in courl. The judge said a confession oltlaincd by offering such a powerful temptation had one great drawback in the eyes of tile law: U was all loo likely to Ixr false. A puldir service feature nf llie AmcrK'ati Hur A^oriation [mil llir Texas Slate Uar A>*[H:iulion. Wiillcii liy Will Ikrminl. © 1972 American n:ir Association Longview's Lawmaker Makes Plea Nearly Half Next Session Of Lawmakers Are New Members AUSTIN—The State Legis- a black, liberal Democrat predicts a major lax increase lalure which convenes Jan- who was elected to Congress can be avoided next year if uary 0 will bt vastly differ- November 7. lawmakers can keep reason- ent from the present one Black membership of the l " J ' c controls on spending. House will increase from two Spending, says THL, proto eight. bably can be held within bounds of a $750 million $91.2 Million in US Aid n - )se ovor U)e ncxl i wo yea ,. s Governor Smith went to which has served through the 1971 regular and four special sessions. There will be 77 new faces in the 150-member House and 15 new members Washington lasl week in of (he 31-momber Senate, search of $61.2 million in ad- (Fivc of the House newcom- ditional federal social service crs have served before the funding. 1071 session, and six present Texas House members will be serv- million ing in the Senate). This in- funds for social services to experienced Legislature also eligible citizens during the is now charged with re- fourth quarter of the 1972 writing the slate constitution fiscal year. in 1974. Some say easy prey Smith argues people in- for experienced special in- volved received the same tcrests. —unless federal court rulings require sharp increases in funds for public schools. An increase in revenue from existing taxes is csli- has received $34.8 mated at $;(7S million. A $40 federal matching m i||j O j) surplus is expected to be available at the end of tho fiscal year, and federal revenue sharing may provide the state as much as $315 million during the biennium, according lo TRL. New Top Leadership to cornpc nsalion for the first Dolph Briscoe will succeed three quarters of fiscal 1072, Preston Smith as governor, as well as the last quarter, and Bill Hobby will preside The funding will be im- ovcr the Senate, succeeding portant in determining who- Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes. Hep. ther (he next legislature Price Daniel, Jr., of Liberty will have to pass a substan- will become Speaker of the lial tax bill. Tax Line Can Be Held Texas Research League House, replacing Hep. Rayford Price of Paleslint. Basically, the House is ex- peeled lo be a more liberal body than the present one, and the new Senate considerably mprl conservative. Republicans, women and blacks increased their strcng- Longvicw's Slate Reprc- the in House; and the GOP senlativc John Allen, a added one more senator, for radio announcer and sales- a total of three. There will man, pleaded guilty lo be 17 Republican state re- nepotism in an Austin court prcsentatives—seven from last week and was fined Dallas, seven from Elouslon, $1,000. two from San Antonio and He was unopposed for re- one from Midland. GOP election as a lawmaker. senators were elected in Dal- Allcn agreed to pay back 'as, Houston and Fort Worth, to the Stole 513,613, which T " c House, which now has was the amount of salary a single woman member, paid bis two daughters when will have five (including they wore listed on the pay- two blacks) in January. Mrs. roll of former State Sen. Betty Andujar of Fort I7_ Worth, wife of a physician, is the new woman senator. She is a Republican. The Senate's only woman member at present is Miss About the Barbara Jordan of Houston, same lime Ralliff's children were carried as members of Hnlliff was found guilty by Allen's office staff. a jury last week on theft of Travis Counly Dist. Al- slate funds by endorsing a torney Bob Smith accepted check made out to an Abi- Ihe pleading as a misde- lenc woman. The check was meaner nepotism charge. Al- drawn as a slate payroll Ion had been indicted in check and the woman had Travis County for llic felony never been on the state pay- scr vices throughout (be That is within $20 million year, and the slate is entitled O f ih c new-spending projection. Texas Highway Department is due lo ask fur n two-ccnts-n-gnllon gasoline fnx hike next year, which would add another $70 million In key fund revenues in mldiliun In earmarked rand-building purposes. David Bailiff month period offense of conspiracy to corn- mil thcfl. LETTERS Dear Gilmer Mirror; roll. Ratliff, of Stamford, was sentenced 10 years, probated, and ordered by Ihe judge lo make restitulion, some $25,000 back to the stale. of your personal dedication Thank you so much for the to the growth and quality of excellent coverage of the our festival, The Mirror is Yamboree Art Show. As us- indeed an imporlanl part of ual you always do such a the Yamboree. fine publicity job for us. I On behalf of the Yamboree am sure Ibis is what helps Board of Directors, ! would to make our show a success, ask lhal you pass along our Sincerely, sincere (hanks and expres- .Janell Hogg sion of appreciation to the Co-Chairmiin entire staff of The Mirror. I —O— am already looking forward Dear Ray and Sarah: to next year's Yamboree, 1 want to personally thank which I am sure will be even you both for doing such a greater through your fine ef- wondei fu] publicity and re- forts porting job for our Yam- With warmest regards I borec. The Gilmer Mirror is am more important to the sue- Sincerely yours, cess of (he Yamboree than Sieve Dean, President the Yam jlself: and, because East Texas Yamboree hilling back in the Southwest Conference . . . The gas company moved its offices from the front of The Mir- lor to the north side of the square . . . lU-prC'Sciitalive- elecl Olis T. Dunagan Icfl for Auslin to enlc-r U. of Texas lav.' school. THE INFORMED CONSUMER BY CRAWFORD C. MARTIN Attorney Gen«r«l of Ttsat But My Car Is Still In Warranty The best advice and protection concerning automobile warantics is lo buy from a dealer whose reputation you know and Irust, usually your local dealer. It docs not lake much effort to determine how local auto dealers have handled warranty type work for your friends and acquaintances. Many problems which arise concerning "warranty work" are caused because the automobile owner does not read the warranty he receives at the time of purchase. Until 1071 some automobile manufaclurcrs gave a five year or 50,000-milc warranty on the power train. Now most automobile manufacturers provide a warranty of 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. How do you go about seeing thnt you get all that is coming lo you under the warranty that came with your automobile? First, you should be convinced thai the work lo be done is covered by the warranty. Assuming lhal il is covered by the warranty, it must be wilhin the lime period and amount of mileage- specified in the warranty. Next, you should take your automobile to an authorized dealer. II should be remembered thai most automobile warranties are valid only if the repairs are made by nuthoriv.ed dealers. Therefore, be suic that the repair facilities you have taken your car lo arc- factory approved. If any aulhori/ed dealer or repair facility informs you that the repair is not covered by the warranty, ask why. If you don't receive a satisfactory reply, ask lo speak lo a factory representative. Don't be afraid lo speak up. All automobile manufacturers have representatives in regional centers (o receive and handle complaints from owners. These people are authori/ed to approve questionable warranty work. Usually this is all that is needed lo gol the necessary repair work done under wararnty. It should be remembered lhal, on cessions, the dealer probably has experienced difficulty obtaining re- imbiTscmont from the manufacturer for previous warranty repairs. If there is- any question in the dealer's mind as lo whether the work to be done will be covered by the warranty and paid for by the manufacturer, he usually will insist that the work be approved by a reprcsenlalive of the manufacturer before commencing. If you do not gel satisfaction, the C2nd Legislature passed an act creating the Texas Molor Vehicle Commission. The addre.ss til Ibis agency is PO Hox 13287, C.ipilol Station, Auslin, Texas 711711. They arc equipped lo look into mailers such as this. Looney School Is Unique in History Scholar Brought A Special Kind of Education to Gilmer By Doyal T. Loyd EDITOR'S NOTK: This is the firs) part of u talk Kivi-ii by thr iiiillnir, I). T. Lo-yii, un the liislor.v i>f the fnmwis Morgan [.utility schnol in Gilmer. It was one of the better srhiiuls available in Texas, in tlif days when (here ware no universities, colleges or free public grade .sclinuls. Men, mid women, graduated from here and many liemmc stnte\\'ide leaders in tlieir professions. Morgan Harbin Looney was born in Ihe village of Faiiplay. South Carolina, jusl across Ibe line from Georgia on October 27, 1825. When he was about six years of age his father, Judge Noah Looney. moved with his family lo Carncsville, Franklin Counly, Georgia. At Ihis place Morgan Looney alc-ndcd selccl schools taught by Dr. Claud Barton and for a period of five years he was under Ihc luletage of Professor Cecil Hammond, u Yale inslrcctor. Under Ibis celebrated teacher, he had by the time ho was 13 completed Professor Hammond's course in mathematics, urilhmelic, algebra, geometry and calculus, and problems in Euclid. He was also preliy thorough in l-alin and Greek, and exceptionally profici- cent in rhetoric and composition. He look up cloculion and oratory in a famous school for boys there in Georgia and became a great speaker, orator and lecturer. Al the ago of 14 he became a teacher ami taught about 55 years in five slates. INFLUENCED CHINKS!'. (lOVKKNMHNT One of Morgan 11. Looncy's famous pupils was Dr. Young J. Allen who spent 00 years as a missionary in China and was the man who persuaded Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who was the first president of the Republic of China lo become a Christian and a Democrat.. When Dr. Allen returned lo America be visited Morgan H. Looney and said lo him, "All 1 am or will ever be in Ihis world I owe lo you, professor, 1 came to your college preparalory school a rich man's'son, wilh a liny spark of ambition, which you fanned into a bright all-consuming flame." Alexander II. Stephens said, "As an cducalor Morgan I.ooncy hud no equal in the Smilh." (The above was taken from Ihe Biography of Ihe Looney and McNeil family.) Former Governor of Texas, O. M. Roberts, said of him: "Mr. Looney was a teacher of rare ability and original methods and called him the Dlackstono of Texas. Were bis unique, extemporaneous schoolroom lecturers preserved in book form they would consli- litue a library of great knowledge and probably embrace more wholesome counsel lo yotilh Ihnn any book ever yet written. A contemporary and friend of Mr. Looney's—a man of discernment and one wel] in touch with the educational activities of that time—John H. Magill, wrole Ihc following concerning him: "Intellectually Professor Looney was one of Ihe most wonderful men we ever met. Ills genius was the must verslile. In the vigor of his manhood he was an incomparable orator, as a poet ho ninkcd in imagery, exalted sentiment and delicacy of expression wilh Father Ryan, the Southern poet-priest. We never knew one with a more retentive mind than his, and as classics, ho was ever ready with apt quotations upon demand. As an educator his fEime rests superbly, and here he was grandly successful. The great good that be accomplished for the rising generations during his long career as a teacher is beyond computation." "After the judgment of the world, Morgan l-ooney was not a financial success—he gave more to the world Irian the world gnve to him. He made money, but he lavished it on others. He was impulsively human anil intensely humane, and he gave to charily with a prodigal hand. There was nolhing of the mercenary alxjut him. In him, with nobility of soul was coupled foibles of the genius, and no man was freer to acknowledge his than ho." !!!•:('• AN HIS CAKKKIl IN GI'OUGIA Morgan H. Loonoy's first wife was Miss Melissa Black, of Ihe aristocratic family of lilacks of Georgia, .who were famous in the legal and politic.™ circles in that stale, and lo this union was born six children. Morgan H. I.ooncy began his career as a teacher in Parkerton, Georgia, and continued lo teach in various places in Georgia until 18GO when moved lo Gilmer, Texas. (Reference Looney-McNcil families.) Upon his arrival in Gilmer, he bougbl the old Masonic Institute building in which the loca] Masonic Lodge had operated a school for several years. The curriculum in his school covered everything from the lowest lo Ihe highest grades, include some college subjects. His discipline was rigid and bis instruction thorough. His Monday morning lectures to his students were so brilliant that adulls who could find time to do so, allended them regularly. The second cause of the successful operation of the school was Mr. Looney's ability as a slriel disciplanar- ian. Flappers of those days went elsewhere than lo Looney's school lo flap. He had a rule governing almost every conveiable human activity, and both slu- denls and leathers were required lo memorize all rules and review them at frequent intervals. Scanning his rules we find that school began at 8 o'clock A.M. and closed at G P.M. find lhal all students should start lo school at a certain time and on arriving at school should pass immediate to their places in the large audliorium. All students were required lo attend church and Sunday School every Sunday, no one being excused except for sickness. Swearing, gambling, dancing, drinking and horse racing were forbidden. When the rules were suspended and Ihe young men were allowed lo call on the young ladies, the ringing of Ihe school bell warned him lhal il w;js lime lo bid her good evening and make his way lo his room. In facl, supervision of student life extended f the homes and boarding houses of the sludenl.s and included every detail. Students boarded . in the homes of the lown, and such a thing as shielding students when they broke Ihe rules was never known. Tlu.TC was absolule cooperation on this point. Mr. Loonoy was a spk-ndid orator, and his lectures on obedience and similar topics bad a wholesome effect on the student body. INSTTTimOV WOKK XKAK COLLKG1C LKVKL The work done by the institution was almost of college grade. The number of students ranged from 200 lo 300. In 1RG9 there was 235. The course of study included ancic-ni languages, modern languages, higher mathematics, astronomy, English grammar, arithmetic, algebra, physical sciences, F.nglish literature, composition, law, philosophy, bookkeeping and music. The music course, under the diieciion o( 1'iofessor Norman, was very popular and included piano, violin, flulc, guitar and brass instrument!;. (Continued next week)