Law Enforcement School Completed In Mexia An 80-hmif Intel-mediate forcement officers graduating, fate, training Co-ordinator for Education, and by George traffic GMfftt was completed in the course was taught in the fe*as Commission on Law Hardin, a training consultant. Mexia recently with 10 law ett> National Guard Armory by Bill E'fiforcement Standard* and In order to be eligible to attend the school, officers had to have Completed 240 hours of school, have one year of training and have their basic certificate, according to Mexia Police Captain Walter Van deWeghe. Van deWeghe stated he felt Mexia was very fortunate to host this school. "About one-half of the course was spent studying traffic law and about one-half spent on detecting violations of different offenses," Van deWeghe said. He said two mock trials were held during the school, and these trials were videotaped and replayed for officers. Cut in the field, the officers ran skid tests under different conditions, conditions, to show variations of skids made at the same speed. They ran a problem on a hit-and- run death, on drunk driver and affest, and worked a field eJcfercise on a two-vehicle accident. accident. The school was paid for by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, through a Federal grant and did not cost the City. Officers graduating from the school were C.B. Willard of Groesbeck; Norman Ellis and Ron Cooper, both of Balch Springs; Seth Wilson. Dwain Huckabee. Mike Bell, Roger Cotton, Aaron Thompson and Walter Van deWeghe. all of Mexia, and Joe Teel of the Limestone Sheriff's Department. TRAINING COURSE: Bill Tate (left) taught the 80-hour traffic investigation course held in Mexia. City Manager Gerald Yarbrough (center) passed out certificates of graduation to the officers at a graduation dinner held in the Southern Kitchen. George Hardin, a training consultant, helped with the school. Man Martha Accused Heading Up 'Ag' Department Recruiting WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Stephen B. King, who Martha Mitchell says ripped a telephone from her motel room last year statements after the Watergate arrests last June 17, ripped out the telephone and called a physician to administer a channels. Asked to explain, Wright said King helps weed out requests for transfers within USDA and applications from GRADUATION GROUP: This group of officers has graduated from an 80-hour traffic course taught in Mexia. They are (left to rightj^ front row) C.B. Willard of Groesbeck. Dwain Huckabee. Seth Wilson, Mike Bell and Aaron Thompson, all of Mexia. Back row, left to right are Ron Cooper and Norman Ellis, both of Balch Springs, Roger Cotton of Mexia, Joe Teel of Limestone County, and Walter Van DeWeghe of Mexia.