Clipped From The Corpus Christi Caller-Times
COURT ' take of coast and board a he Continued from Page 1 He told the court that 75 per cent of the people who go on probation here do not get into . trouble again. ' ' King said he had discussed this with Judge Joe Alsup of 105th 'District Court and said "75 per cent is Â· doggone high percentage for any probation office." The court took no action on the grand jury's recommendation, but Barnes said, "We appreciate their calling this to our attention." In other business today, the court heard a request for financial assistance to a newly organized day care center in Robstown, canceled some fire insurance on most of the buildings at the old Robstown labor camp, authorized the ap-: pointment of a new assistant district attorney and opened bids on installation of new air conditioning equipment a t Martineau Hall. Wesley Goetsch of the State Department of Welfare in Robstown, requested the aid for the day care center. He said he was doing so as an interested citizen. The center was established Sept. 1 with donated building, e q u i p m e n t and volunteer work. He said many mothers in Robstown who are on welfare could not accept jobs because they had children to take care of at home. Â» With the new center, some of the women can go to work and get off the welfare rolls, Â·Goetsch said. It will save the county money in the long run, he added. He asked the county to pay salaries for "needed full-time workers. The commissioners told him to submit his request in writ- Truancy Upward schools might present the need to call for bond issue of about $150,000. No action was ing, and they would consider it later. Â· ; The fire insurance was canceled because- the. county is going.out of the rental business, and the housing units there eventually will be torn down. ' Â· ' . Insurance On the administration building and two smaller ones was kept, however, because Ortiz said they would.be used for recreation^ and other purposes. The court authorized the appointment of Thomas D: McDowell as assistant district attorney at $867 a, month, although the starting pay for vacant job is listed at $713 the job classification scale. The court okayed the appointment as an emergency because McDowell had considerable experience. The court declined a similar request by Barnes, however. He asked that the court approve the re-employment of Cleo Emerick as a public assistance supervisor in the welfare department at $742 a month, higher than the beginning pay for that job. He ssfid she f o r m worked for the city-county welfare department but took job with the Community Action Program with a promise that should she return to welfare department she would not lose seniority. Barnes the promise was made by city manager when the city was running the personnel of the department "at our request." Barnes' motion that Mrs. Emerick be hired died for Ia*ck of a second. "It's not fair to do something for one and not do it another," he remarked. Bids on the air conditioning work were tabled for study. They ranged from $1,205 by Bodine-Scott to $4,800 by Whitmire Refrigeration. ex.