Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 6, 1967 · Page 12
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 12

Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, December 6, 1967
Page 12
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YEAR-ROUND VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—Members of Howard Payne College's Life Service Band, : a mission group at the college, are now working on f..a project of conducting year-round "vacation" Bi- ble school classes for some 120 Brown wood children ranging from toddlers to high school students, In the photo at left, Linda Chapman of the Howard Payne LSB leads a group of children through a play period held in connection with the school, In the center photo, refreshments are dispensed from the trunk of a car during a break In the program, Tha right photo shows Brenda Ward, third from left, with students participating in the school, Dixie Solons Feel Heat on School Bill By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer " WASHINGTON (AP) - Southern senators battling to write restrictions on enforcement of civil rights laws into the school aid bill are under intense pressure to match the success of a relatively unknown House colleague. They give this explanation for th'e fight they are making which has helped to tie up indefinitely final passage of the $14.2 billion bill—a war they did not wage on previous federal aid to education legislation. The House member is Rep. L. H. Fountain, D-N.C. With little fuss, he was able both this year and last to get into the House version of the elementary and secondary school bill a provision which would cut back sharply on federal powers under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. t rhe amendment would bar s Health, Education and Welfare Department from deferring approval of aid applications from school districts believed to be practicing racial segregation. '.•Instead, HEW would have to go through a lengthy, formal Santa to Visit **•* D,e Leon Dec. 18 ? ;;DE LEON (BBC)—Santa Claus will visit in De Leon from 2 to' 4 p.m. Monday, Dec, 18. He win be in front of the old bank Jb'uilding for children to visit him, ^'"Santa's appearance will be sponsored by the women's division of De Leon Chamber of Commerce. ;,|pjtizens here are beginning to, decorate their houses and ysfds, and downtown decorations have been completed. A hjghjting contest will be sponsor- ejd;S'by the chamber of com- njerce with application blanks |va]lable at the C-C office. prize this year will be light. process to cut off funds. Under the 19(54 act, it cannot make grants to programs where there is segregation. Last year the Senate, with little opposition from Southern members, watered this down so that HEW was given power to defer such applications for 90 days. That is the law now. This time the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee knocked out the Fountain rider. Dixie senators, who asked that their names not be used, told a reporter they are getting this message from home loud and clear: "If Fountain can do it, why can't you? You are supposed to be the big shots in Congress from the South. Many of you are chairmen of powerful committees. Get humping." The senators confront this situation with mixed emotions, Most of them say they don't want to jeopardize passage of the $14.2 billion bill extending major education aid programs for three years—programs carrying badly needed funds for the underfinanced schools of low-income Southern states. They also say they believe the Fountain amendment, if it became law, could backfire. HEW Secretary John W. Gardner has told them plainly that, under it, he would have no choice but to file proceedings at once against districts he is confident are not complying with desegregation guidelines. At present, Gardner said, he's willing to hold off on formal proceedings because negotiations bring many districts into compliance. Most of the Southern senators say they'd prefer to concentrate on an amendment of Sen, Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., which would bar any cutoff of funds during a school year to a non- complying district. <But the Johnson administration has refused to accept this, contending it could stretch out enforcement of desegregation orders for many extra months. CORNER DRUG ON TUB SQUARE Yoyr Family Health Center WE PON'T MEET PRJPES , , , WE BEAT PiUQES Ladies Hose , ,7,,, 49c ?8c Bayer Aspirin ft -,77/. 69c if c 4IW Seltier,,;.,, ,7. 4?c Vapo Rub ,;T,, 39c 8 No, Vaporizer . $3,90 ll;Cijstw,> ? Tab* ..,. Buries First Victim of War FARMERSV1LLE, Tex. (AP) — Virtually all businesses and stores were closed Tuesday as this Collin County town of 2,400 buried its first victim of the Vietnam War. Streets were almost deserted as the townspeople gathered at the First Methodist Church for funeral services for Pfc. Tommy Caraway, 21, former three-lime all-district football player. Caraway was killed during the recent heavy fighting along the Cambodian border. His survivors include his wife, Linda, who is expecting a baby. TfX^S OUTLOOK Baby Boom Worries Politicians By GARTH JONES Texas' baby boom and the courts' one-man, one-vote theory have politicans doing a lot of long range figuring about the future of Texas' always turbulent politics. Recent estimates that the state population will nearly double by 1990, to about 18 million, means more than just doubling the number of possible voters. The Texas Democratic and Republican parties will feel the population squeeze along with Honor Students Are Told For De Leon High School DE LEON (BBC) — There were 20 students on the De Leon High School high honor roll for the second six weeks. Seniors Include Travis Barnes, Burl Lowery, Eddie Paul Moore, Janet Park, Donice Scott, Linda Scott, Rosalou Short, and Carol Siraub. Juniors on the high honor roll are Wanda Nabors, Jane Pair, Kay Seckinger, Donnie Skaggs, and Deborah Stephens. High honor roll sophomores include William Fair, Danny Farley, E 1 a y n e Pair, Karen Pounds, and Kerry Short, High honor roll freshman students include David Carrulh and Mike Huddleston. Senior honor roll students are Tim Creed, Randy Farrow, Bill Morgan, Xandra Morgan, Paula Rann, and Peggy White. Junior honor students include Beverly Fisher and Ronnie Nowlin, Students on the sophomore honor roll are Connie Baber, Cynthia Davis, Deborah Davis, j Cliff Hare, Becky Heickman, Kenneth Russell, Mike Sanders, Boyd Shapr, and Micky Williams. Freshman honor students are Bobby McGinnis, Donna Otwell, Jackie Robinett, Nancy Sanders and Marc Wilson. schools, hospitals and highways because much of our government is tied directly to population size. Federal courts have stressed the need to see that every man and woman gets as equal representation as possible, no matter how large a city or stale becomes. The last legislature tookone small step toward preparing political parties for this population explosion. In 1968 each precinct will name a delegate to the county party convention for each 25 votes cast in that precinct in the last governor's race in a general election, which was 1966. In turn county conventions will name delegates to the state conventions on the basis of each 300 voles. This means the stale Democratic convention will have 3,458 voting delegates. This down considerably from the 6,259 delegates in 1966, based on the heavy Democratic presidential election turnout in 1964. But does this mean the 1990 state Democratic convention may have 12,500 delegates, when the population is doubled? Not necessarily, because the new election law gives each party's executive committee the right to set the state convention delegate basis from the one to 300, as it is now, to a possible one to 600. The national parlies have the same problem but so far they have not announced how they will handle the situation. However, botli parties have much more leeway in setting the size of delegations, using party activity and financial support as a basis for representation as well as the popular vote for president. In 1964 Texas Republicans had 56 delegates to their national convention while Democrats sent a delegation of 99. The 1968 delegate strengths have not been announced. There are other angles of the fast population increase that are worrying some politicans also. If the. estimates are correct, almost half the population of Texas will live in either the Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio areas. El Paso, Corpus Chrisli and Auslin will each have more than half a million population. This is a long cry from our 1876 Constitution which went to lengths to require that each state representative must speak for at least 15,000 persons. Presently, on the basis of the 1960 census, FIRST DEFEAT The first defeat in the history of an English squadron took place in the War of 1812, when the British were defeated by an American naval force at the Battle of Lake Erie. the average size of a state repre-j sentative's district is 63,000 with j some much larger. There will be a big jump in the 1970 census, with the following reapportionment. Unless the constitutional 150- member limit on state representatives is changed before the population doubles in 1990, each member may be casting votes for about 125,000 persons in his district. Each of the 31 senators, also limited at that level by the Constitution, would be speaking for more than 500,000 Texans. That's a lol of hands to shake if you want to be stale senalor or representative in 1990. HisSSSSbOO to ironing. Let someone else do it Look under LAUNDRIES. In the YELLOW PAGES. 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