The Canyon News from Canyon, Texas on June 6, 1968 · Page 1
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Canyon, Texas
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Thursday, June 6, 1968
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Microfilm Center, Inc. P. 0. jox U5U36 Dallas, Texae 75235 Welcome Trail Riders (ianson Rummage Sale Set Saturday Home of Paul Green a Production VOL. 71 NO. 10 CANYON, TEXAS THURSDAY, JUNI 6, 1968 2 SECTIONS16 PAGES TIN CINTS Urban Planning Pact Inked Ask $1 Million Budget Hike To Prepare Master Plan For City I se West Texas Mate University offici iIs ore asking .in appropriation budget increase of about $1 million for the l%S-69 School vi’ir. F i n a n c i a 1 V ice 1 “resident V irgil Ilenson left Canyon Tuesday to appear Wednesday before Senate Finance Committee to try to substantiate a request for an appropriation of $ 5 , 01.', 7^8. The appropriation for the urrcnt year w s >4,024,4ò3. The l egislative Budget Board has recommended an appropriation of $3,^M,418 and the Governor's Bud et Office lias recommended > ^,942,627. "('ur request was prepared at cordin,’ to the instructions from the legislative Budget Board, the Governor's Budget office and the Coordinating H nd," declared Henson. Henson explained that the urrcnt ippropriation includes $215,000 for repair of the old Trail Ride Is Set By | ■ governor *oc,uuu. Riding Club Reward Offered In Dog’s Return WTSU administration building, an item which will not appear in next term’s budget. Henson said budget recommendations for 1968-69 provide for a small increase in instru- tion expenditures to take care of increased enrollment. "But they don't give us anything in other areas for increased enrollment,'* he went on. Both Henson and WTSU President Dr. lames P. Cornette appeared before a House Appropriations Committee last week. The House Committee is headed by Representative Bill Heatley of Paduc ih and the Senate Finance Committee is chaired by Senator A. M. Aiken. Boone McClure, curator of I ’anhandle- Plains Historical Museum, also appeared before the House committee last week and was to have appe (red before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday. He said he requested a bud- et of $53,000-----same as the current budget— but the Legislative Budget Board has recommended $58,000 and the overnor $62,000. A trail-ride and picnic in Palo Duro Cam on and afashion show for women at the Student Union Building on the campus of West Texas State University Aili I h among highlighting events for the Spring Roundup of the American Association of Sheriff’s Possees and Riding Clubs this week end. The roundup will be in today, fhursday, with registration at the Holiday Inn West of Amarillo and at the horse barn of the I n-State Fair?'rounds. Friday t 9:30 a.m. the group will meet at the Randall Counts sheriff’s Posse arena, east of Canyon, to depart <>n a trail ride into 1 Uo Duro Canyon which will conclude with a picnic lunch, \bout ^0 riders from the RC SI1 will host the ride. \t 10 a.m. Friday, a style show will K held in the SUB at W I with fashions being furnished b> De'OnS >nd TeePee Western Store of Amarillo.The fashion event is open to the pub- lit. and will be preceded ssith a coffee houi . \ tour of the I anhandle- Plams Historical Museum will be >»ndu».'ted at 1 p.m. f« r the riders. Rounding out Friday’s avenda will be the men’s i>om express races at Will Rogers Ran Riders aren.« at 8 p.m. C lark Jarna in of (Canyon is pri . ident of the national asso- (ve T R AII , page 6) A reward has been offered by Mr. and Mrs. Ldward Schmutzer for information leading to the recovery of their eight-year -old Italian greyhound. ‘She is a miniature res- hound," said Mrs. Schmutzer relating that the animal is tan, female, weighs about 7 pounds, and answers to "1 ads’*. The pet apparently strayed from the Donnell Ranch, 3 miles west of Canyon on the Hereford hirhwav, last Wednesday. 'She was ifraid of thunderstorms and we had a thunderstorm that day when she was first missed,’* related Mrs. Schmutzer. MOSAKU ONOZATO, mayor of the Japanese city Minakami-Machi, presided at the erection of '‘carp streamers" Tuesday afternoon as C nvon scouts watched. The ceremony, at Rex Reeves ble- mentary School, was watched by Canyon Mayor Paul I indsey and Mrs. Noriko Jacobs of Canyon who served as official interpreter of the Japanese visitors. Tin oversize streamers, brightly painted to resemble carp, are flown M \ 5 in | p n in observ n> of National Boy’s Day. Made Honorary Citizen Japan Sister City Mayor Visits Tours of attractions in and around Canyon, the exchanging of gifts, and a furthering of \ m e r i c n n-Oriental relationships was the order of business this week as five guests from Minkami-Machi, Japan visited he re. The uests, lead by Mayor Mosaku (»no/,¡t- , were ’reeled bs Cits of Canyon officials in \ma illo Monday, where they School Accepts Acreage Offer Canyon School Board Monday night voted to purchase for >1 and other contracted cons idera- tions a 10-acre tract of land on the West Side ot Huns ley Hills as a possible school site. The land is being purchased from Arch Hunsles, developer of Huns ley Hills. The school is contracting to do certain pavinc and improv ment at the site. Fletcher Named To County Post I. I. '*1 im” I let diet, Randall Counts farmer, literally smashed his svay into the ’en- eral election Saturday by defeating J. S. "Honest Jest?” W illiams by a margin of more than two to one for the Democratic nomination for Randall Counts commissioner, Pre- cintt 1. Fletcher received 1303 votes and Williams, an Amarillo en tertainer and nightclub operator, ret ived 617. Fletcher will now meet Republican Nominee David Clifton in the November general election, Fletcher led a field of five candidates in the first primary May 4 with W? votes to 4^9 for Williams and then swamped his opponent in the run-off Saturday. The incumbent, B. R. Jones, did not seek re-election. V oting in Precinct 1, where there was a local race, tol- losved about the same pattern as across the rest of the county. Only about tsvo thirds as many cast ballots in the run off as voted in the first primary. In the first primary, 2,720 Democrat votes were cast in Precinct 1 commissioner contest. In the second primary only 1,920 voted. Iliis was slightly heavier on a percentage basis than the vote in the gubernatorial run-off county-wide. In the gubernatorial contest (See hi LTCHLR, page 6) Hunsles at first asked that the school district pave along all four sides of the site immediately . Then he told tin board that the state was contemplating an underpass at Us Highway 60 and 11th street and would join 11th Street to VFW road with the street to run alon* the south end of the proposed school Site. Hunsles said that if the State does not pay for paving alon. the south end of the site he will stand half the pavine cost there. The VFW road is already paved along the west side of the site, Hunsles t»ointed out, and he agreed to let the pavement of a street along the north end of the site nearest Palo Duro Creek remain optional. He Said this would leave only the paving of I aura l ane along the east side for the school to do and that the cost to the dis- trn t would be only ¡bout $6,500. In addition, the board agreed to "use its influence with the city" to obtain a water main loop to the site. Under the terms of the a; ree- (See SCHOOl , page 6) 4-Hers At State Meet State 4-H Roundup contests are being held at lexas \ & M University in College Station this week. Representing Randall Counts at the contests are Connie Brazzil in clothing educational activity division and the poultrs judging team consisting of Cinds Kuhlman, Sharon Hinders <nd Kathy Gist. Accompanying the group to the state meet are Mr. and Mrs. John Bra/zil and Mrs. Herbert k uhlman. were given a Chamber of Commerce red carpet welcome. Accompanying the may or was Sh i ro T akena g a, a J apanes e business executive who has helped promote a sister city relationship with Canyon and the Oriental town, and the wife and daughter of Dr.Hajime Shimizu. Canyon Mayor Paul I indsey and Dr. James P. Cornette, president of West Texas State University, were on hand to present keys to the cits to the visitors Monday. Following tours of Canyon and city department facilities and luncheon with the local Rotary Club Tuesday, Onozato conducted a ceremony at which time carp streamers were presented to the children here. Attending the ceremonies at Rex Reeves Momentary School were representatives of Cub Scout troops here. The svind, which was blowing about ten to fifteen miles per hour, lifted the streamers into the wind as they were raised up the flagpole in front of the school. The streamers consist of pillow-type tubes, brightly decorated and c ut and designed to resemble fish. Onozato explained to the Canyon Scouts that the carp streamers, which range from about six foot in length to about 20 feet, are significant of the was that youth grow. The streamers are flown annualls in J apan on National Boys Day, May 5. The streamers consist of three Separate fish-shajied tulvs and one oversized strai ht streamer topped with a double wind-mill wheel and wind ornament of gold color. The wind wheels, svlu h would not attach to the Rex Reeves flagpole, were not used in the ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Roland Black, Canyon Chamber of Commerce manager, andCit Manager Paul Davis assured the 9 (km Ml**» We have socialized the man hood out of too mans of our males and left them contempt- able and miserable; and the females are miserable too because of their intuitive feeling that they are being cheated somehow. J apanese guests the pole svould be fixed for the flying of the streamers before Mas 5 next yea r. On National Girls Day, |um 3, in J apan the occasion is noted with a special display of dolls. In concludin the ceremony, Onozato presented each of the local scouts with a miniature charm from his country. Following a dinner in the W TSU Gold Room I ue s d a \ evening, the exchange of sister- city proclamations w ts held. The two mayors also exchanged flags, lifts and reet- mgs from their respec tive cities. Dr. Cornette, who cave credit for the C anyon sister-, it* n lationship to his svife, asked Onozato to take pair of red cowboy boots to Japan for the grandson of Prince Yoshihito Yozen, internationally famous sumei painter and member of the Imperial family who visited here tsvo years ago and was made an honorary fa«, ulty member at WTSU and honoi try it- lzen of Texas. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Cornette and was attended by about 25 representatives of social organizations and businesses here. ‘*1 feel tins is a wonderful program," Mayor I indsey Said of the sister-* ity relationship with the Jap nese city. "This is one of the things which will Winding Up Tax Hearings County Tax Assessor-Col- U h tor Bill Money Tuesday said commissioners court has just about wound up its duties as a board of equalization for the year. Meetings were highlighted by complaints by t its dwellers that county taxes on rur al prop», rts is too loss in omparison to those levied against city propert.. Farmers countered that with present farm prices farmers are unable to pay any higher taxes and still make a livinc by far mini . Money said the court is s<. he- duled to go over some letters from taxpayers some time this week. The court made special arrangements to hear representatives of Swisher Counts 1,1 trie Cooperative at the court’s regular meeting Monday. Money said that will bring the hear ings to a close. eventually help our countries and I hoi«e it svill continue for nany, many years in the future." < »no/ato p resented fla ^s, dolls, China bowls and other articles from his country to representatives of the it., W’TSU and Chamk r of Commerce and he and tus guests in return received a Texas flag, (See MN Y< >R, p 6) Was Sight Of Master Vn urban planning contract between the City of C anyon and Marvin Springer anil Assoc iate* of Dallas was signed b\ City Commissioners Monday. The ontract, which was formulated after 'x>ut a year and a half of discussion concerning a master plan for the I its of Canyon, will involve partis ipation by the urban planning firm of Dallas working through the l exas State Department ot He 1th. The master plan will int hide the preparation of base maps, analysis trf land use, population and e. onomict onditions, devel opment plans and zoning and subdivision regulations. The city received a grant of $10,521 uiicr this year for tin project through funding of th< Department of Housing and Urb n Development. City commissioners last year agreed to pay Springer for his services ev n if the planning assistance was not tven from I It'D. Cost of the original pro posal svould have in- luded $1 .,(>00 to, $6,000 to topographu mappim and $^'0 for technn al supervision and $6S0 for idrmnistr tive osts. While Canyon was to originally have received $14,‘»40 from the federal government, the portion for aerial mapping was excluded from the grant request. Canyon’s share of the cost for the planning study will be $3,507 for the two years of \sork. (»r ants under the Urban Planning Assistance Program art* authorized by Section 701 of tl ■ Housim \ t of 1 s>S4. Springer has conducted Several meetings svith nu mbers of the City, Planning and Zoning Commissions to formulate plans for the planning grant and new re ul at ions. A public hearinc on newly revised zonm ■ regulations for the City of Canyon has been Scheduled iuly 17 at 7 p.m. in the *meri n I egion Building. In other a» «on, city dads approved a bid of % '*25 .SO from Imperial Chevrolet Company of Canyon for a patrol car for the police department. Th re w is one other bidder. City dads also agreed toj>ur- chase a vehit k* this year that was air conditioned. "It (air onditioner) would make the tits mone,, s<» to speak," s -id Commissioner | im Christopher. It would keep them (patrolnx n) w the ir.’* ^11 Randall County deputy sheriffs’ automobiles are equipped with air conditioners as are 1^8 Texas Highway Patrol vehicles. C o m m i s s i one r s r e viewed specifications for a new street sweeper to replate a l^ii- model and for a new tractor to (See PI AN. pa* 6) Rummage Safe Opens Saturday V "rumrri.i 's* s 1 ’ , si>«»n- sored by the Cans on J ay cee- I ttes, .sill lx- held Saturday and Sunday at the Delbert I urk ai ige, 401 lb hr. m I * ne . All residents are invited to browse in the merchandise Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from I-*; p.m. Along with member - donated items, loc il residents may contribute to the sale their unwanted items or white elephants. In addition to dor ted goods, the lub will sell merchandise on a 25 percent commission basis. Donated goods should be brought to the sale early June H, It ms not sold or pit ked up by c one his ion of the sale on Sunday will be donated to harits. Funds from the project will be used to promote various civic projei ts of the wtfc- men's civic lub in Canyon. Seeing Eye Dog Is Dead BY W \YM, HOARD The Clyde Me Donald home here has l:>een quiet this week-exceptionally quiet. The McDonald’s do* , Riki, who gleefully barked a daily greeting to the postman, hased butterflys across the front lawn and played atch with his master, was put t<> s lee j Saturday. When Riki died, a part of Me Donald died too, Kiki, a tan and black German Shepherd, probably meant a little more to McDonald than the average do. would to his owner because Riki was his master’s eyes for eleven years. Mv Donald, who was lit rid at birth and received training in Austin, will fl. t Morrist -n, N. I. Saturday to undergo extensive trainin', with anothei Se e int ", e d- . --ado that probably will not replace Hiki ir the hearts of ins new owners, "Ea*. h of the three do. s ac have had has hadaspe. ial place in our h’• rts,’’ MeDonal 1 id **!>e aust the .’re all differ *ti! and 11 a i rt of us.*' 1 he M. Donalds re ently began noti in.’ that the twelve an< a hall year old animal was no a-, tin. in his usual manner o play in? with children, hasmj his to> ball andbarkm at prat ­ tle alls everybody in si ht. A he k with a lo al Vetv r- inarian revealed that Riki ha< only about 35 per cent visio and a blocked kidney. Medi cation and sedatives were ad ministered, ut Riki t ul ’ t respond to treatment. "lb was s<> si, k n& w« a* Mrs. McDonald said of the do* "that Clyde had t< hit him Oi of the car when we got t the veterinarian’s and Riki uist lay there while he wa-j itig treated." Ref lectin.’ on his experiences with the do , M Donald rcn ailed one time when Riki discovered a traifu light tliat was not properly functioning. “Riki knew the light Should be workm. hut it w as n't", McDonald noted, "so after a little while he went on down the bio* k to where there, was no light. Waited to be Sure there was no danger, and we went on ac ross. Lach of Canyon's crocery stores were numbered and Riki knew exactly where M Donald wanted to be taken by just hearing a voice command. One gro- ery, however, had a revolving door-- an entrance of which Riki (See IKK # I age b) St UM L Y1. DOC, Riki, is shown with lus master shortly before tli animal died here last week. I he Cvrman ^he^ierd, which h.- ; tven with ins master, Cisde Me Donald, for 11 year», will be replaced through a sp» cial trainiti: School for Seving eye d<> s in Morristown, N. I. Nh- Dona Id is to leave Saturday to be in tr nnina with a new doc. I i

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