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Page 2 GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS Tuesday, February 11, 1975 -p Reserve police called to pilots use IN Ah curb school vandalism for requalifying flight 4 1 I Grand Prairie Chief of Police Kennith Burr has Called in reserve department officers to patrol local schools in an effort to curb what he has called "a drastic' increase" in burglaries aird vandalisms at the schools. Burr made the statement Monday morning fol- the weekend arrest two 18-year-old Grand iPrairie students who are Icli'clrged with burglarizing South Grand Prairie High School. 'Within the last six Jnohths, he said, almost 50 cent of the Grand Prai- rie schools have been burl- glarized or vandalized. "All this comes out of citizens' pockets," Burr said. "We are attempting strict prosecution to stop it." Burr said juveniles who are arrested for school burglaries or vandalism are being turned over to juvenile authorities.

Adult offenders will be filed on by the Dallas County district attorney and can be sentenced to prison terms of two to ten years. ALTHOUGH no particular kinds of items have been taken recurrently from the schools, Burr said band instruments often are stolen as are food items. Many instruments have been recovered. "There really is more destruction than stealing going on," Burr said. Bill Arnold, director of business affairs for the Grand Prairie Independent School District, said school administrators discussed vandalism and burglary prevention with Burr.

"We're tightening up our ships," Arnold said. "We've notified the principals to tell their custodians to make sure the buildings are secured each night." ARNOLD SAID a vandalism report may be prepared within the next few days to update the report submitted to to the Board of Education six weeks ago. (That report dealt mainly with vandalism during the preceding year.) Although Arnold could not put a dollar value on the cost of the recent burglaries and vandalism, he said the forthcoming report should list those figures. CAROL CHAPIN Hiring, firing practices viewed Dallas County Bureau i Dallas County Commissioners have agreed to schedule a hearing on hiring' and firing practices at the-- Children's Emergency Shfclter. The hearing was called for by Roy F.

Armstrong, Oak Cliff postal whose wife worked at the; shelter until her job was abolished in December the shelter's director, Mrs. Eva Wakeham. Accompanied by some 20 present and former shelter employes and foster parents, Armstrong came to commissioners court Monday to complain about "unfair hiring and firing practices" at the facility. are people who are hired under questionable circumstances and others who are fired without good reason," he said. "Out of '28 ernployes, 27 were replaced in 1974." Mrs.

Armstrong said she had been a typist and receptionist at the shelter for "GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS Established 1908 Published Monday through Frida; evening and Sunday morning News- Texan, at 109 East Maii St. Second class postage paid at th( post office at Grand Prairie, Texa 75050. ELMER DAVIDSON, Publisher KATHRYN ALLEN, Editor DICK FISCHER Advertising Mgr. Office hours: Monday Friday, 8:01 a.m. 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, a.m.

noon. Subscription rates by carrier, per month. Subscription rates mail, $24.00 in county per year pay able in advance. $48.00 out county. Member United Press International more than a year when her job was abolished.

"Nobody ever gave me a reason and nobody ever told me was doing anything wrong," she said. Commissioner Jim Tyson said there had been problems at the shelter for years and called on his fellow commissioners not to sweep this under the rug. "One of these days it's all going to come out," he said. "People by the hundreds have called me over the years about problems out there." "It's too much of a cloak and dagger operation out there," he continued. "It's been going on since Mrs.

For $100,000 Wakeham has been there but up until now she's been protected by certain members of commissioners court." County Judge John Whittington said he would like to have a closed session with Mrs. Wakeham and Armstrong's group present and appointed Commissioner Jim Jackson as a liaison man to work out a suitable time. "I'm not interested in sweeping it under the table, but it obviously and clearly is a personnel matter," he said. The Children's Emergency Shelter is funded and operated bv the county County hit with project Office 262-5141 Circulation 262-1329 By DELORES BRIGGS Dallas County Bureau An echo of Dallas County's jail woes was heard Monday as the county commissioners learned they might have to spend to bring the county's Juvenile Detention Home into compliance with state law. The county is already under federal court order to bring the county jail into compliance with Article 5115, one provision of which says prisoners should have drinking water and toilet facilities in their cells.

County Judge John Whittington said the county Juvenile Board (which includes the juvenile judges and the county judge) had almost voted to close down the older half of the denten- tion home, located at 4639 Harry Hines. Finally 10 members of the 18-man board agreed to certify two sections of the old building as "adequate" for 60 days, to give the county time to make some changes. Whittington said the average number of juveniles in the home was 67 and the new half had a total capacity of 36. Shutting down the older part completely would have meant releasing some 31 children, he said. The county's public works director, C.

Judson Shook, said it would probably cost from $80,000 to $100,000 to bring the two sections which got tentative approval into compliance with state law. However, Commissioner David Pickett said he would favor starting from scratch. "We're contemplating spending $100,000 on a facility that should be destroyed," he said. "They shouldn't put dogs in those rooms." Three G's set meet The Garden, Glamour and Gourmet Department of the Women's Club will meet Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Women's Building.

The program will be entitled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Etiquette, But Were Afraid to Ask." JEFF BENGE I LA HARDIN MARY MOON ANNA TYSON LINDA BENNETT CHARLA RODRIGHEZ UNIPERM INTRODUCING LADY VENICE COSMETICS WITH ALOE VERA WE SPECIALIZE IN ALL YOUR BEAUTY NEEDS COME IN FOR YOUR FREE FACIAL CLOSED MONDAY OPEN TUESDAY SATURDAY OPEN LATE THURSDAY EVENING BET'S BEAUTY SALON GRAND PRAIRIE 262-1086 as a temporary home for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Commissioners have budgeted almost $246,000 for its operation in 1975. Program on frauds The City Council PTA is sponsoring a Parent and Family Life Education study course Wednesday. Lt. Bobbie Green and Det.

Larry Williams of the Grand Prairie Police Department will present a program on "Being Aware of Frauds and Defending Yourself in Emergencies." The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the School Administration Building. All local PTA units and interested citizens are invited to attend. Area death Mrs. Jewell Welch, 72, of Mannsville, died early Monday morning at a Grand Prairie nursing home after a long illness.

She was mother of Jim Welch of Grand Prairie. Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jim (Betty) Welch, of Grand Prairie, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held today at 4 p.m. at Watts Funeral Chapel in Madill, Okla.

Carrier landings are one of the basic requirements for every naval aviator. Months of rigid training bring every prospective Navy flyer to the day when he must set his aircraft down on a moving airfield at sea; and for those who go on to fly fighter or attack aircraft in the Navy, this training and requalify- ing never stops. Members of Naval Air Reserve Fighter Squadrons 201 and 202, based aboard the Naval Air Station here, began 10 days of practice on Monday in preparation for carrier requalifications later this month. Beginning Wednesday, these practice touch and go exercises will include night operations. According to Lt.

Cmdr. Robert H. Kiral, operations officer of Fighter Squadron 202, these practice landings will help prepare the reserve pilots for carrier landings. "Although the pilots will be operating at night over an eight-day period from Feb 12-20, we will not be flying after 10 p.m.," he said. Thirty pilots will be taking part in the practice sessions that will lead to carrier landing qualifications.

Twenty-four of these aviators are reservists who fly approximately two week- Study Club to meet ends each month and participate in two annual 14-day training cruises. "The majority of the fighter pilots with our squadrons are airline flyers," said Lt. Cmdr. Kiral. "However, it takes a little adjusting to fly a fighter compared to an airline aircraft and we like to make certain that every pilot is ready, physically and mentally, to bring his plane onto the carrier's deck." THE PILOTS of Fighter Squadrons 201 and 202 will fly cross-country to the Naval Air Station, Oceana, where they will be joined by some 100 ground and maintenance crewmen who will follow in transport aircraft.

From there they will operate with the carrier USS Independence in the Atlantic for eight days until each pilot has become re-qualified in shipboard landings and launchings. "The last time members from these squadrons here took part in carrier landings was in August 1971 when they flew aboard the USS John F. Kennedy," said Lt. Cmdr. Kiral.

"The operations at that time were highly successful and the units received words of praise from the carrier's commanding officer and the head of the Naval Air Reserve command. We hope to do even better this time." "Fighter Squadron 201 and 202 fly the F-8 "Crusader," a thousand- mile per hour, single- seat jet fighter. Fighter Squadron 201 is led by P. J. Smith who works for LTV and lives in Arlington.

Cmdr. Jerry Beene, a Pam-Am pilot who lives in Arlington, heads Fighter Squadron 202. Two active duty officers head the squadrons as officers-in-charge during the absence of the commanding are Lt. Cmdr. Stan Stokey and Hank McClpskey of 201 and 202 respectively.

JULIE ANN MOSLEY LISA RENEE WILSON MARY RACHEL (ARNOLD) TRLICA The Grand Prairie Study Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Jay Fowler, 934 Hampshire with the theme "Two Centuries of Thread Craft." Mrs. Mott Terry will speak on "Popular Thread and Needlecraft, 19th Century," and Mrs. Ernest Duncan will have the topic "Popular Threadcraft, 20th Century." The devotion will presented by Mrs.

James Basden. Mrs. Roger Dickey will give information on the Speadea contest, a sewing contest. Members will display threadcrafts they have made or that they own. The club will observe guest day Wednesday.

Mystery still cloaks disappearance of trio Area police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of three Fort Worth Girls last December 23. A reward fund has been increased to $3400 for information leading to the return or whereabouts of the girls. Mary Rachel (Arnold) Trlica, 17; Lisa Renee Wilson, 14 and Julie Ann Mosley, 9-years-old, were last seen at Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth two days before Christmas. They were seen by several persons inside the shopping center but the girls never returned to their car in the parking lot. "If someone could just remember seeing the girls or talking to them on that day, it could possibly give us some hope," said a friend near the family.

"Anyone knowing anything at all can call the Fort Worth Police 'Missing Persons' bureau and information will be kept confiden- Southeast area holds info meet An information meeting is being sponsored in the Southeast Area by the Community and Home Improvements Commission (CHIC). It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Sam Rav- burn Elementary School to give information about cleaning up that section of the city. Find out what can be done about problems, such as high grass and weeds, old cars left unattended, trash that needs to be picked up and other problems concerning city bauti fication, says Carole Gates- Southwest Area chairman. Stay alive longer Warning for high blood pressure By LELORD KORDEL Number Six of a Series Joe a big, stocky man, operates the filling station in our neighborhood.

Every time I stopped for gas he would be munching something. "Better watch your weight, Joe," I warned him when I first noticed his shortness of breath. "Sure, sure," Joe said, taking a soft drink out of the machine. What can you do with a man who doesn't want to be told the truth? Joe didn't have the slightest idea that he had high blood pressure. When he developed an irritating cough from congestion in his lungs, he labeled it "a little touch of bronchitis." The veins on his neck stood out.

He thought it was because of his coughing. Then his ankles began to swell. Joe said: "Cops get flat feet. I'm getting'swol- len ankles. Guess we're on our feet too much sort of an occupational disease." Why Didn't Joe Know? All these were danger signals, but Joe ignored them.

Finally, his vomiting sent him to the hospital, where they told him he had congestive heart failure. I went to see him while he was convalescing. "What was that you were trying to tell me about diet?" he asked. "Diet can help you ease the load on your enlarged heart," I told him. "Used as a preventive, diet may, in time, alleviate high blood pressure." High blood pressure, or hypertension, is not a single disease.

It may result from several different conditions, including atheros- clerosis, which produce, or are accompanied by high blood pressure. In all instances the small arteries of the body become narrow and constricted. The same volume of blood is pumped by the heart through more and more narrow channels. The Pressure Goes Up This makes the pressure correspondingly higher since, to maintain adequate circulation, blood must be expelled from the pumping heart chambers with greater force. Then what happens? When this extra load of work is added to the demands df everyday living, the heart has to make adjustments.

It enlarges to meet its extra work load, sometimes to such a degree that the heart cannot furnish nutrition and oxygen to any more muscle. In some cases of high blood pressure the heart is enlarged. Then it is no longer an efficient pump. It Can Happen To You "High blood pressure is also one of the chief culprits causing strokes," I told Joe "along with hardening of the arteries. "When both are present, the condition is similar to that of the water pipes in your house when they get old and corroded.

"Even the normal pressure of the water might cause them to burst. But when the water comes charging through the old and corroded pipes at a particularly high pressure, the pipes will burst sooner. An impending stroke may give you warning signs for several days, or there may be only a scant few minutes' notice before its onslaught. You may experience headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, numbness of the limbs, and nausea. You may lose consciousness suddenly, often after complaining of a violent headache before collapsing.

Generally, the face is blushed. Breathing be- culty in speaking. These things can happen to anyone. They can happen to you. "I don't mind admitting," Joe said, "that I'm scared.

You told me once I should reduce. Does that still go?" "That's more important than ever now, Joe," I said. "Weight is a big factor in determining the progress of high blood pressure." The heart pumps blood through the vital organs about 10 times as fast as it ddes through the muscles and fatty tissue. As the ratio of fat in the body increases, there is a decrease in the rate at which the blood moves through the body. The fatter you get, the less blood you have to circulate around, in proportion to your body weight.

With proportionally less blood to circulate, the heart has to pump harder to send the blood to the many miles of added capillaries in the fatty tissues, Take Stock of Yourself Are you in your thirties, of your ambitions. Tone down your aggressiveness. Cut out your tendency to run everything and everybody. Get rid of your executive paunch! Stop sion! inviting hyperten- Condensed from the book "Stay Alive Longer" by Lelord Kordel. All rights reserved.

Distributed by Specialty Features Syndicate. Next: The High Cost of Mind Caused Tension How you work and play can affect your state of mind, your health even your very life. comes labored. The pupil of forties, or fifties? Then stop one eye may be more con- and take stock of yourself: you tracted than the other. Cerebral thrombhsis is less dramatic.

You may awaken to find an arm, leg, or even an entire side, useless. Or you may experience an unexplained diffi- Are you carrying around more weight than you should? Are you beginning to get irritable, exhausted, and short of breath? Then it's time to slow up in your work. Give up some.

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