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Saturday Morning July 19 1975 200 comrades in arms at Arlington rites 4-A FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM City (for the burial) about 25 of us 26 counting Gary He was the best" Friday's mass was a reunion of sorts A time to search tie crowd for a familiar face It was as Capt Bill Daniels of the Tarrant County sheriff's department put it a "gathering of the family" "I've been to about six of these" he said "You never get used to them" DANIELS A 10-year veteran with his department said turnout was the largest he had ever seen Others said the same "It's hard for those who aren't in this line of work to understand" he said "But it's like losing a member of your family" The Rev Gerard Scholl expressed concern over the tragedy in his eulogy when one is engaged in the business of protecting other But Harl's widow and his "family" already knew that from past experience and similar ceremonies When the flag-draped casket was wheeled from the church to the waiting hearse 200 men and women snapped to attention and saluted their black-taped badges and shined shoes glinting in the morning sun The calm of the moment was suddenly shattered as 26 motorcycles thundered to life Uniformed men stopped briefly for a last handshake with old friends before climbing into their cars to join the motorcade Thirty minutes later the church was empty the parking lot cleared A siren wailed somewhere south along Texas 303 It was business as usual By DON HARRISON ARLINGTON More than 200 police officers from depart- ments as far away as Houston came to St Matthew Catholic Church Friday to pay tribute to slain Arlington patrolman Gary Dwaine Harl The 31-year-old Harl a two-year veteran with the Arlington police department was gunned down late Wednesday after the stopped a motorcyclist for a routine violation in the 2700 block of South Cooper Witnesses said Harl was talking with the cyclist when a shot rang out The officer was found slumped behind the steering wheel of his car a 38-caliber bullet in his head About seven hours later police found James Ira Schmidt 27 of Rio Vista fatally wounded near the Nolan River Bridge in Johnson County Schmidt had been a suspect in the death Tarrant County Medical Examiner Dr Feliks Gwozdz ruled the suspect's death a suicide A note was found BY FRIDAY though most thoughts were not on the chase or the dead suspect Patrolman Ronnie McQueary a friend of and a member of the same stood quietly outside the church A telltale tear showed beneath his sunglasses I really he said looking out over the sea of blue-clad men "The whole shift will be going to Oklahoma Forum may seek ruling on meetings Star Telegram Photo by WILBURN DAVIS FINAL TRIBUTE Police officers from as far Gary DeWane Harl as his casket enters St Mataway as Houston salute slain Arlington Patrolman thew Catholic Church for a funeral mass Two councilmen reach compromise on remap Meadows said the plan is "not nothing that is split the Riverside and Oak-hurst areas which he hoped would be in one district But Meadows added the-plan over-all is "fair to all the and "acceptable to any 50355 Incumbent in the district is Woodie Woods Two Far West district has a population of 46622 and has no incumbent The Near West district has a population of 49624 Incumbents are Hugh Parmer and Richard Newkirk Now and notable FW postal worker 'my walking shoes says ready' Hurst putting bite on barking dogs By DAN FRAZIER Most suburban residents are concerned about maintaining a peaceful atmosphere in their neighborhoods and Hurst residents can rest assured their city officials have even tried to legislate against nature to see that peace is preserved Section 3-45 of the Hurst animal ordinance makes "harboring or keeping a barking dog a Persons whose dogs may be having a friendly conversation across the fence could be fined up to $200 The ordinance was passed in 1959 and is included in a new booklet titled Dog and You and the City of recently sent residents here By ROBERT MAHONEY A job action by Fort Worth postal workers will be considered at a union meeting Sunday if there is no progress in their contract negotiations in Washington DC the Star-Telegram learned Friday A union member told a Star-Telegram reporter that union members are considering a work slowdown or stoppage Monday if there is no tentative agreement on a new contract by midnight Sunday when the old pact expires "If we have a contract then we will not said the member who asked not to be identified got my walking shoes Padilla president of the Fort Worth Postal Workers Union said Friday he will not support any job action unless it is initiated from and approved by the na tional headquarters in Washington DC "Until we hear from the national office we have been told to stay at our jobs until further notice regardless of what action other (postal) unions may he said there is any job action an order will have to come from our national president Francis Padilla said "I intend to follow the dictates of the national Padillo said he doubts whether a local job action will be discussed at the regular meeting at 3 pm Sunday in the Texas and Pacific Building However he did not discount the possibility- hard to tell what the membership will want to discuss at these he explained Padillo said union representatives are meeting in Washington with post office By AMYSTRUTHERS In the four tnonths since it was formed the Arlington Citizens Forum has taken the Arlington school board to task twice and may a third time A forum spokesman said the group may ask the board to seek an attorney general's ruling on the question of dinner meetings The forum first appeared before the school board in June and argued that dinner meetings violate the open meetings law because school board business is discussed Later the forum asked the board for an open discussion period during board meetings Dr Wayne Anderson a Richland Hills may increase property taxes RICHLAND HILLS Residents here may seem a jump in their property taxes this year Mayor Paul Daniels said Friday Daniels hinted at the increase shortly after City Council approved the 1975 tax roll which totaled $31017954 about $1 million more than last year "It appears that in order to provide the kind of city services we need we may have to have some kind of he said Richland Hills taxes are $106 per $100 valuation based on 55 per cent of market value The city has not had a tax increase in 10-11 years Daniels said The new rate will be set Aug 4 Mrs Barbara Beam Dick Ward and Townley received five-year city service pins at the meeting James Moore dies at age 67 James Earl Moore 67 of 1828 St Louis a retired machinist and diesel foreman at Texas and Pacific Railroad in Fort Worth died Friday in a hospital Surviving are his wife Betty a daughter Mrs Annette Parks of Fort Worth a sister Mrs Orville Blackshear of Houston and one grandchild Funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Robertson-Muell-er -Harper Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill business professor at the University of Texas at Arlington recently was elected moderator of the group An Arlington resident two years he said he helped organize the group because thought now was the time to become really involved in issues Arlington is a community where I plan to stay fora With a membership of more than 20 the group plans to divide its efforts between school issues City Council issues and other community issues Anderson said the forum by-laws state as its purpose insure that the decisions under study by Arlington city and school officials elected and appointed are given full discussion and evaluation by the citizens of He said the group hopes to accomplish this goal through involvement investigation education and action "We have members who have PhDs and some who have no college Anderson said Rick Fulton forum secretary said the board was not receptive to the presentation about the meetings "I thought we were treated very he said Fulton was an unsuccessful candidate for the board in the spring election got a lot of negative response But at least now the school board knows somebody is interested in he said In response to the forum's requests Dr Truett Boles school board president said he doesn't believe the board dinners violate any laws "We've been doing nothing Boles said "We started the dinners so that all the board members would be on time to meetings But it would be foolish to say that when these people are together that they might not talk about school board business He said the idea of adding an open discussion session to regular board meetings has been considered before At present persons wanting to speak at the meetings must submit a written request to the board before an agenda is printed "The meetings have to be he said He said he feels the persons who presented the requests were persons who make a habit of questioning the board's activities "This is nothing new the same people who have come before the board in the Boles said "It's just a small Funeral scheduled today for Raymond Arnold Two city councilmen agreed Friday afternoon on a single-member districting plan that both say stands a good chance of adoption by the council Theplanis a compromise of plans presented by Council-men Hugh Parmer and Henry Meadows at an informal meeting of the council Friday morning Parmer said the compromise plan would be sent to council members this weekend in preparation for meeting A letter endorsing the plan signed by Parmer and Meadows also would be sent to council members Parmer said Among aspects of the compromise is creation of a North Side district with a Mexican-American population of 279 per cent plan before the compromise had been criticized because it contained a North Side district with a Mexican-American population of only 24 per cent Another compromise calls for keeping intact Pets 134 and 50 which were split under original plan Meadows opposed splitting the precincts Under the compromise Pet 134 is in the TCU-South Side district and Pet 50 is in the North Side district The moving of Pet 50 forced Pet 64 and 57 to be in the Near West Side district Pet 1 remains split under the compromise to allow the predominantly black Pet 61 to be in the Central East District Here are the eight districts: The North Side district has a population of 48485 including a 279 per cent Mexican-American population No incumbent lives in the district The Meadowbrook-Poly district has a population of 49161 Councilman John is the incumbent The Stop Six-Southeast district has a population of 50020 and a black population of 53 per cent The district has no incumbent The Central East district has a population of 49120 and a black populatio of 716 per cent No incumbent lives in the district The Near South Side-TCU district has a population og 50069 Incumbents are Henry Meadows Margret Rimmer and Joe Bruce Cunningham The South-Southwest district has a population of Dice to rule on law challenged by firm AUSTIN (AP) Retired Criminal Appeals Judge Wesley Dice said Friday he would rule at 1:30 pm Monday on Argonaut Insurance suit to nullify a new state law requiring companies writing medical malpractice insurance to give 90 notice before raising their rates Dice announced at the conclusion of a two-day hearing on Argonaut's motion for a temporary injunction that he would take the case under advisement study the briefs over the weekend and rule Monday Judge Dice as are other retired judges is on call to hear cases to help relieve the court system's backlog Funeral for Raymond Arnold 39 owner of A-l Arnold's Transmission Inc will be at 1 pm Saturday at Owens Brumley Chapel with burial at 4 pm Sunday at Colonial Garden Arnold father of one of three Fort Worth girls who disappeared from Seminary South Shopping Center just before Christmas died Friday in a hospital His daughter Mrs Mary Rachel Trlica 17 has not been located despite a reward offer and continuous investigation to find the three girls entrants Arnold was a native Marshall and had lived years in Fort Worth He was a member of the American Legion and Trent-man Avenue Baptist Church He had served 10 years with the Texas National Guard and was a citizens band radio operator Survivors include his wife Frances another daughter Mrs Debra Westfall of Fort Worth a son Rusty Arnold of Fort Worth his mother Mrs McCoy a brother Kelly Thomas Arnold and a sister Mrs Gladys Fant all of Marshall for 1975 officials in an llth-hour effort to reach an agreement on a new contract and avert any job action Labor and management leaders reportedly are negotiating a no-layoff clause protection for part-time workers increased wages and additional fringe benefits "These are the gut issues being Padillo said Although he is in daily con- tact with the national office Padillo said he does not know the details of the contract negotiations Postmaster Jack Watson said Friday he does not anticipate any major work stoppage in Fort Worth Watson said a strike or work slowdown against the US government is illegal "I think the majority of postal employes throughout the nation and especially in Fort Worth are law-abiding citizens and will obey the law (no-strike clause) in their he said Watson said he hopes representatives of the union and the US Postal Service will agree to an extension of the old contract if a settlement is not reached by midnight Sunday "Economic chaos would result if the mails go he said Alleged member of SI A faces extradition HOUSTON (AP) There Lavon Wheeler alleged member of the Symbionese Liberation Army was ordered extradited Friday to California where he is wanted for prison escape Testimony before State District Court Judge Andrew Jefferson showed Wheeler 30 worked as a laborer in Houston since April 1974 under the name of Bradley Bruce Sherman Ross attorney said there are two appeals routes He said one involves an informal administrative hearing before Texas Secretary of State Mark White in which Wheeler will ask for asylum in Texas Ross said if White makes a favorable decision and Wheeler gains asylum from Gov Dolph Briscoe then decision is moot Barring that decision Ross said he will take the case to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals 6370 attending summer school Enrollment for the second summer school term at Tarrant County Junior College is 6370 a 60 per cent increase over last year TCJC enrollment figures show The South Campus enrollment is 3865 and the Northeast Campus 2505 Classes for the second six-week summer term began Wednesday and the semester ends Aug 22 Soap Box Derby IN OBSERVANCE OF THE BICENTENNIAL Tar- rant County Junior College South Campus will offer American Issues Forum courses beginning in the fall The courses will include topics in American history and discussions of traditional concepts and principles upon which the country was founded Classes are scheduled 9 to 9:50 am on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and 7:25 to 10:05 pm on Tuesdays THE IRVING FIRE FIGHTERS Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a blood drive July 26 for the 8-year-old son of fireman Lloyd Robnett Robnett's son Brian is a hemophiliac and owes some 88 pints of blood to a blood bank A bloodmobile will be at Senter Park Recreation Center beginning at 9 am for persons wishing to donate TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY-Usually the Department of Public Safety officer who gives the tickets but one DPS officer recently had the tables turned on him at Northeast Campus A campus security guard noticed a DPS car parked illegally in a teacher parking zone and promptly issued a warning ticket ARLINGTON FIREMAN KEtf GIBSON recently became the only fireman in the city who is a Certified Master Fire Inspector Gibson served four years as a volunteer and has been with the department fulltime 11 years He has an associate degree in fire technology and was certified by the Texas Commisssion on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education 9 TEACHER PAY Teachers in the Birdville School District are now among the highest paid in the area as the result of action taken at the school board meeting Wednesday night Beginning teachers with bachelor's degrees will be earning $9100 per year and top master's degree holders will be making $14375 NEED A USED POLYGRAPH MACHINE or a motorcycle or a refrigerator from the fire department? How about a gas pump asphalt kettle or arc welder? These and other items including pickups cars bicycles and office machines will be auctioned at the Hurst Service Center 2001 Precinct Line Road Aug 2 Registration for bidders begins at 8 am and the auction starts at 10 am The city of Burleson also has provided a few used items 1 PROSPECTIVE ENTRANTS in the Miss Texas Universe Pageant have until July 29 to apply Joe Rinelli who is interviewing women who would like to enter the contest as representatives of Tarrant County said applicants must be between 18 and 28 and unmarried No talent presentation is required The pageant will be Aug 24-31 in El Paso Rinelli can be contacted at 336-8701 or 731-1993.

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