The Hearne Democrat from Hearne, Texas on April 21, 1966 · Page 1
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News Prom Throughout The Area Miororiln tiarvioe & Silos mmm MIK • Dallas, TlBtAS X .. .,^.:... Av __ VJU _ tl THE HEARNE DEMOCRAT * Honraa'a Ourn XT A««rci»«n .«.«... t^__ mi r» * « ^ <« • <••. _ . _^^^ . _^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^B A v/Oj!*X VOLUME 77 Kearneys Own Newspaper For The Past Seventy-Seven Years-Established 1889 HEARNE, ROBERTSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1966 • SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBERS V oters Approve Bond For Generating Unit 159-38 Work is already underway at the Hearne power plant to make room for a 2500-kilcwntt generating tir.iit after voters approved Saturday a $225,000 revenue !>ond issue to pay for it. In an unusually light turnout, 159 voters favored issuing the bond and 38 opposed the prc po$al. Election returns were canvassed Monday by the City Council and declared correct. Sale of the bonds, to be accomplished on a competitive bid basis, is expected within the next two weeks. The transaction is Local TV Cable Company BuysGround For Antenna Jta'Kr** :• 1 ' i i i m& •: vS-jv.""*? ; : i >'•'• SfeH.';"" Brookshire Brothers Grand Opening Is Set For Thursday N, A. DICKEY TINDLE JR. Grand opening of the new Brookshire Brothers store in Hearne is today, April 21, and the grand opening sale will continue through Saturday, April 23, according to a two-page advertisement on Pages 4 and 5 of Section 2. The building was begun last October and bad weather hampered the early construction with H&A Construction Company of Bryan serving as general contractors. Of tilt-up construction, Brookshire Brothers store on Second and Post Oak Streets is of exposed aggregate and concrete. Crushed marble was used on the Post Oak front of the building with entrance gained through automatic doors on Second Street. A total of 12,000 square feet will be used in the grocery store operation which features high quality products as in all (Brookshire Brothers stores. The firm has operated in East Texas for many years and in recent years had expanded to Conroe, Navasota and College Station before the Hearne store was planned. Head of Brookshire Brothers is Gene Brookshire, president; and Reagan Bowman, vice president, who has been with the firm for over 30 years. R. A. Brookshire is a supervisor and these three will make periodic trips to the Hearne store. Opening of the store also brought new families to Hearne. N. A. Dickey is the store manager and is a native of Crockett. He has had 10 years experience in the grocery business, most of it with Brookshire. Dickey comes to Hearne from the Trinity store. He and his wife, June, have a daughter, Lisa, and another daughter who was born April 19. They are making their home at 501 Live Oak. Claude Tindle Jr. is in charge of the meat department and has eight years experience in markets. Tindle spent six years with Brady's Super Market of Hearne before joining Brookshire two years ago and returns to Hearne from the Conroe store. Tindle and his wife, Letha, have a son, Sonny, and a daughter, Bethany. The Tindles reside at 702 Easterwood. Fred Serpas of Nacogdoches comes to Hearne from the Lufkin headquarters store and will serve as assistant manager. Charles (Chuck) Vinton is in charge of the produce department. Vinton was formerly with Town and Country Food Stores and the U-Totem organization. Brookshire Brothers plans to |have an asphalt parking lot completely surrounding all four sides of the huge store and this is the only item that will be lacking in the opening. The east and south parking lots will be completed by Thursday with an early completion for the other two sides. The lots will provide parking facilities for over 100 cars, if properly parked. The Hearne Cable Company tcok a further step to becoming a reality Monday when the owners John and Jack Threadgill of Marlin, completed transactions for the purchase of land off East Fourth StretJt to install the huge parabolic antenna necessary for reception. The Threadgills said the next step would be the foundation which, due to the antenna height, would require several weeks. Now operating in Marlin only, the father and son team installed TV cable companies in Brady and Kerrville but later sold their interests in those cities. Definite on the list of stations | which the cable company has ar| ranged for Hearne tie-in viewers will be the following: Channels Fund Drive For Benny Accurso 2, 8, 11 and 13 from Houston; Channel 7 in Austin, Channel 10 in Waco and Channel 6 in Temple. A complete. FM band will also be available for the subscribers. The date of the beginning of the service for customers is indefinite at this time but the owners are shooting for 60-90 days from the start of the antenna erection. An installation charge of $15.00 will be made for each customer and i*Jhen $5.00 per month. The Threadgills plan to open an of fice on Third Street in Hearne within the near future. being handled by Union Securities Company of Dallas. City Manager Marshall Shelton said Tuesday that he expected the Cooper-BesBamer powered generating unit to be delivered! in Hearne not later than June 1. The used unit must be shipped by rail from Saskatchewan, Canada. In order to accomodate the unit in the existing plant building one old unit will be removed. Part of a wall will have to be knocked out to permit installation of the larger unit. When this piece of equipment has been placed in operation the municipal power plant will .have a generating capacity of about 5500 kilowatts with another 3000 kilowatts available from a hookup with Brazos Electric Power Co-operative. Banks Observe San Jacinto Day The Planters and Merchants State Sank and First State Bank will be closed today, April : 21 V in the annual observance of San Jacinto Day. Friends Of The Library Planned By GroupSunday New Arrivals A/2c and Mrs. Bruce Olson announce the bijnth of a daughter, Jacqueline, born March 23 at Eglin A. F. B., Florida. Mrs. Olson is the former Jan Lewis. ., On April 12,^'a son was born , in a local hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Francijco Ramirez of Calvert. He has been named Fran/ Cisco" JJir. A *>n, Quipto Jerome Williams was born to*Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Williams in a local hospital on April 13. C Mr. and Mrs. Newton Dickey of Hearne announce the birth of a daughter, in a local hospital on April 19. Annual Golf Tournament Is Scheduled For Sunday ..,.';.'•• -S •.-.•••*: • :"' .:'• "" : <- '.' . - :; -^ '"::• '••-' ''^ v.'; .-/•' * The 13th Annual (Hearne Invitational Golf Tournament, a blind bogey affair, will be held Sunday and entrants may play Saturday at their own convenience. ': . Two, shotgun starting times will be held on Sunday at 8 a. m. and 1 p. m. Entrants should state preferred starting time when sending in the entry. More than $800.00 in awards are being offered in the five 18- Ten New Directors Listed By Chamber Members Members of the Hearne Chamber of Commerce completed balloting Tuesday of last week for 10 new directors of the organization. Tabulation of the ballots was completed Thursday showing the following elected. John W. Nigliazzo, Leon Wilson, Jack K. Ramsay, Jim Florence, Dr. J. A. Lyons/Thomas E. Brashear, Marlin <D. Jentsch, Milton I. Aalen, Harold Hill and Thomas SB. Mayfield. ' Aalen is superintendent of 'the 'Hearne General Hospital, Brashear is president of First State ; Bank, Florence is executive vice president of Planters and Merchants , State , Bank,, Hill owns, Jfarojd'i Drive Vnt^wtieh !• the owner of Hearne Auto Supply, Dr. Lyons is a Hearne dentist, j Mayfield is a partner of Brazos Valley Agency, Nigliazzo is a Brazos farmer and » partner in Brazos Valley Development Corporation, Ramsay is co-owner of Citizens Ice Company and Post Oak Shopping Center and Wilson owns The Hearne Democrat and is a partner in Wilson Drug Company. Hold-over d irector s are Charles E. Blake, Fred C. Ferrara, Roy L. Henry, Dr. Ken Kennamer, O. H. McCollum, George Pharos, Bill Palmos, T. H. Btotta^Leo Zeig, Dr. Joe Gallagher, Edward L. Gregurek, Odis A. «oyt, J ? ck Kelly and,Bry 8i n» P. Russ; - " ' "> •.'",•'•'>i,T-;>r'*'t hole nights. Winner of each flight is to receive a set of four Tony Lema Golden Gate woods with 12 golf balls going to the runners-up. The tourney medalist will aim receive a set of the Tony Lema woods and winners of the driving and pitching contests will be given 12 golf balls each. All awards except medalist, pitching and driving will be made through the mail. President George F. Smith said free barbecue beef and drinks would be furnished the entrants. The public is Invited to attend the barbecue and tickets niay be purchased from golf association members. Hospital Notes John Boyd, who has been receiving medical treatment in a local 'hospital since April 6, returned to Abilene Sunday to resume his studies at Abilene Christian College. Mrs. J, W. McObrry has returned home from Killeen where she has Ibeen recuperating at the home of her daughter, iMrs. M. D. Carter and family, from throat surgery in Scott and. White Hospital on April 8. . Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes of Pampa visited in Hearne at the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mr. and Mrs. C, U Baseball Team Loses To Belton In Close Game The Hearne Eagles bowed to Belton on Bob Jones Diamond Tuesday night in a close game 4-3 with each team connecting for three hits. Belton^ scored three runs in the second and one in the third. Coach Ken Batson said all the runs scored on errors made by the Hearne team and that Pete Martin, the pitcher, was not charged with a single earned run. The Eagles made a weak showing Tuesday night striking out 11 times and committing six errors. lEagles scoring were Hawthorne, Baker and Martin, all in the fourth while their three hits were credited to Martin, Stone and Cotropia. The Eagles will enter district play against Caldwell on April 28 on the local diamond. Annual Muster For Ex-Aggies The annual muster for former students of Texas A&M Univer- sjty will be held Thursday, April 21, at* 7 p. m. in the private dining room of Julia's Cafe and Bus Station on south Market Street. Dr. R. H. Brock, president, urges all ex-students to attend the muster as officers for the coming year wiU be elected. "*' A group of friends met in the community room of First 'State Bank on Friday evening of last week to establish a fund drive for Benny Accurso, a courageous Heiarne High School junior. Accurso has been fighting for his life in Seton Hospital in Austin for almost a month with a serious blood condition which has required extensive treatment and surgery. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Accurso of Heame. The drive is to conclude Monday, April 25. Contributions may i be made to the Benny Accurso Fund at either of the local banks. Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall Rainfall week—2.0 April—2.0 1966—11.2 1963—48.3 1864—32.7 1963—3*8 FIRST MONDAY 8TEC1AL8 IN NEXT WEEK'S DEMOCRAT The Hearne Public Library held open house frorn v its new home on Live Oak and Hall Streets last Sunday afternoon in observance of the start of National Library Weex which began April 17 and closes April 23. William K. Peace, assistant Texas State Librarian cf Austin, was in Hearne to help in the start of the naticmai week. Immediately following the open house, Peace addressed an enthusiastic group of residents of Robertson County on the im- Iportant role libraries play in the development of the ability of today's children. ! Peace pointed out that for a successful library, the supporting organization—Friends of the Library—should be formed. Joining Friends of the Library is easy and simple ai only a nominal annual membership is necessary. During a discussion period following hi« address it was decided to form a Friends of the Library and Mrs" Jde S. Sturgis Jr., former Heame librarian, was appointed interim president. Others who will assist in the formative work are Mrs. J. H. Collier in the Mumford area, Mrs. H. M. Sneed in Calvert ajad Mrs. Ben L. Fatten .Jr. in Franklin. « , -*"'*«. * Follow-up, printed as it will be available. EAGLE FRESHMEN E ELY < respectively, in the Junior division #?S^

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