Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 20, 1973 · Page 19
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 19

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 20, 1973
Page 19
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f Galesburg Register*MQil A GQle ^burg, 111. Wednesday, June 20, 1973, 19 Pistol Packirf Mama This pistol packin' mama could very well be the most attractive town marshal in Texas. She's Mrs. Ronalyn Adams, mother of two, who won the town marshal's job in this newly incorporated townsite on the strength of 12 write-in votes. UNIFAX Pistol Packin 9 Law Is a Lady On Padre Island By K. MACK SISK SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Tex. (UPI) - The head cop of the newest town in Texas stretched more than six feet from boot heels to straw hat and said with a curl of her lipstick, "If they ever call me pig, they'd better be careful." Ronalyn Adams could disarm just about any criminal with her looks. She is pretty. And she is pretty tough. "I'm a mean redhead," said the pistol-packing mother of an 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. "I've always wanted to be a cop." Mrs. Adams, 27, got what she wanted May 26 when she was e'ected town marshal of newly incorporated South Padre Island on the southernmost tip of Texas. She got 12 write-in votes, more than any of the 18 other v/rite-in candidates. Uncle Was Police Chief An uncle was police chief in her native Poplar Bluff, Mo., and she and'her husband used to run a tavern in this sandy island resort. "I found I could handle the drunks better than he could," she said with a laugh that ruffled the curls of her red hair nil the way to the middle of her back. When she must, the 5-foot-9, 132-pound Mrs, Adams totes a bono handle six shooter. But, by day, she is a beautician armed with nothing more lethal: than a can of hair spray. ! The lady of the law, 37-24-38, is really just an old softy. "When I wear a dress, it's short. I like having my car doors opened for me and my dinner paid for. 1 like to be pampered," she said with a wink. "The only thing I feel toward women's lib is that a woman ought to be paid the same as a man when she does the same job." There is no sex discrimination In South Padre Island. Males and females alike work for free. "Town marshal is not a paying job. No city job is right now. Wo havo no funds in the city treasury," said Mrs. Adams, wife of an air conditioning repairman, "in u year, maybe we'll get paid or got an a"owancc." Duties are I'urttimc Although her official dutios; am parttimc, Mrs. Adams ia tho chief law enforcement officer w.'thin the city limits of South Padre Island, a town of 200 population. If there was a major crime in town that she couldn't handle, Cameron County sheriff's deputies are available. Philip Adams said of his wife's job, "I think it's great." He said the only thing he doesn't like is that some townspeople call him "Chester," a reference to the old sidekick of Marshal Dillon on television's "Gun- smoke." Mrs. Adams' island is peaceful most of the time, except for the Easter weekend when thousands of students jam the place for a surfing contest. "My job will be more or less keeping peace on the beach," she said. "We don't have many major crimes. There's been one aimed robbery since I've been hero, but no real major problems. Just a lot of pot smoking." The island may have law in lipstick for a long time. Mrs. Adams said she plans to run again in next year's election. "I figure if I get my training, by next year I will be the most qualified person for the job. But, really, I don't think anybody else wants it." Greenbush Group Is Told About Children's Home GREEN BUSH - Miss Debbie Wolf, St. Joseph, was the speaker when the Greenbush Ladies Missionary Society met June 12. Miss Wolf explained projects and plans for the Children's Christian Home. Members agreed to place a ban-el for contributions of foodstuffs behind the Christian Church. The food will be used during a day at the LaMouie Christian Camp when members will prepare the meals. Several area children will attend the camp. Mrs. Beverly Blunt read a selection from the lectures of Itcv. Billy Graham. Mrs. Joyce Gannon will hostess an all-day mooting in July. A display of crafts and a noon imcluMMi wore held when Greenbush Vacation Church School closed June 15. Sears SAVE 3 DAYS ONLY 48-Month GUARANTEED Sears Battery Regular 32.95 with trade with "/ trade-in / Battery Guarantee Free replacement within 90 days of purchase If battery proves defective. After 90 days we will replace it with a new battery if defective, charging only for the period of ownership. Your monthly charges for ownership will be computed by dividing the current selling price less trade-In at the time of return, by the number of months of guarantee. Replaced FREE if it Fails—Installed FREE if Sears Installed it! 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