Dad runs for office
It Occurs To Bv LIN 1 MILLS M:trSMA\.Ui[\C EDITOR AT ALMOST every turn today we hear those who say that everything, including the Kngl^'h language, is changing. The so - called modernists say we've got to accept four - letter profanity "real. man. that's because it's the wav it JOHN R. GARDNER (.'unstable Candidate The hippies have a way out language all their own that will pass when the hippies pass. Teenagers have always had a few expressions typical ot Gardner Files For Constable John H. Gardner tiled Saturday as a Democratic candidate for the office of County Constable. Precinct 3. He resigned Jan. 25 from Two Retire From Corps OfEngineers Two longtime employes of the U.S. Army Engineers' Galveston District have retired after a total of nearly 70 years of service. Joe E. A. Eberle, supervisory accountant, is a veteran of 40 years' service and Charles E. Kirchem, supervisory accounting technician, has 29 years' sen-ice. Both were employes of the finance and accounting branch. Eberle. native of Waynoke, Okla., is a 1927 graduate of Ball High School and attended Draughon's Business College. All of this service has been with the Galveston District except for a brief period. 1956 to 1959, when he was employed by the Southwestern Division in Dallas. Before embarking upon his career with the Engineers In 1929 he was employed as a route carrier by the Galveston Daily News, a Western Union messenger, and later as a billing clerk with Clarke and Courts Printers. Eberle, the father of two sons and a married daughter, resides at 8fH - 24th Street. Kirchem, a native of Galveston. attended Jesuit High School, and Draughon's Business College. His career with the Engineers started in 1941. Prior to that time he was employed by the Santa Fe Hallway, Morgan Steamship Lines, and for four years, owned and operated a retail grocery store. Kirchem lives at 1112 - 17th Street w-ith his wile. Gertrude. They have one son and two the Galveston County Sheriff's Department where he has been employed since August 1966. He worked for the Hitchcock police department prior lo that time. Gardner's public announcement follows: "A constable's duties consist of 50 per cent serving civil processes, and the balance is assorted criminal work of all levels. He is the bailiff fur the Justice of the Heace Court, and serves the various warrants and civil papers of that court. He is responsible for transferring prisoners to and from court. "I feel that 1 am well qualified for the office of Constable of Precinct 3 due to my nine years e x p e r i e n c e in the enforcement field. "During these nine years in law enforcement, I have taken several police courses through the Texas AM Extension program. I have had wide experience in investigations and general police work and in such areas as the proper handling and processing of prisoners in transferring them from one institution to another and in police supervision. "I am a graduate of the American Police Communications Extension School, the United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Prisons, and have also attended several courses in riot control, criminal procedures and civil processes. I hold active membership in the Sheriff's Association of Texas. The Texas Peace Officers Association, arid the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes AFL - CIO Union Local No. 1521 "I have attended the Galveston Community College, and the Southwestern School of Heal Estate in Houston." Gardner, his wife Shirley and their six children, Terrie Lynne, 16: Debrs Sue. 14; C y n t h i 12; John H. Jr.. 10; Thomas Lee. 9; and Vicki Jean. 7. reside at 9221 Highway 6 in Hitchcock.