Seminole News (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 21, 1969 Page: 1 of 27
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I know Mother's Day is past
but I also know this - That your
day will never pass in the lives
of your six children, twenty-one
grandchildren and all the great-
Awhile back one of the boys
was telling what a fisherman
their grandmother was. "Your
grandmother fishes? How old is
she?" "Why, I don't know" was
the answer. "She must not be
very old", he was told.
You may make a few believe
79 or 80 but I know better. And
that is wonderful. A many a time
I've played with my kids when I
had rather not - but would re-
member the times you read to
me, played marbles with me,
rode stick-horse with me and
stayed right with me when an
older brother was getting the
best of me and saying "Don't
give up, you'll whip him. "And
I did, too.
Then those converstations we
use to have - just ours- just me
and you-no one could listen in
on them. They could not because
we only moved our lips. I never
remember feeling sorry for you
because you were deaf-you had
so many more things going for
you than people that could hear.
The games you played with
me and my children and what a
disgrace to cheat. I'll never for-
get how surprised you looked
when I caught you practicing
POOL shooting. Your answer,
"No 8 year old child is going to
beat me playing pool." My kids
loved you for it.
It always kind of hurt me that
you could use either hand-you
helped make a poor writer out
of me and some of mine - you
never subscribed to this theory(
"It is a RIGHT HANDED world."
You did not have to - you used
It's too bad you never told me
you loved me better than the
other kids - I loved you MORE
than any mama in the world.
#5 and his
P. S. Never in my life will I
forget how I made the little
trick or treater on Halloween go
over his trick or treat speall and
finally in disgust he said, "you
old deaf fool." (I played like I
was deaf - you watched.) You
laughed at me till the tears ran
off your cheeks. Mother, if only
I can always turn a tragedy into
a'code to live by.'
REPORTS ON SALES
City secretary, Ruby Frost,
reports that the 1% sales tax,
voted by Seminole residents,for
the past 9 months amounts to
$36, 504.45; September 30,1968,
$10, 868.49; December 30,1968,
$12,048.35; and April 13,1969,
$13, 587.61. This tax is paid to
the state and returned each
Vol. Ill Page t No. 7 Pages 28 SEMINOLE, GAINES COUNTY, TEXAS 10(t May 21, 1969
CLEAN UP - FIX UP WEEK UNDERWAY”
The above picture shows the pick up, tool boxes
and jacks recovered early Tuesday morning.
Through the cooperation of every segment of the
police system $1800 worth of tools, 23 new tires
and $650 worth of weed killer have been recovered.
Monday night the city police, sheriff, and highway
patrol converged on a house located on SW Ave. F
and 8th St., the residence of Rex Austin, and found
23 new tires that had been stolen from the Richard
Heinkel Warehouse, a Chevron Wholesale / Retail
Distributorship, 12 miles south of Midland. There
were 29 tires originally taken.
In other action 2 tool boxes with tools, one tool cab-
inet, and jacks were recovered that had been stolen
from Stewart & Stevenson. One tool box still had
the name of Marvel Quarrels, an employee, on it.
A pickup that had been borrowed from Jayroe Car
Lot was used to transport the tools. Charles Sims,
age 36, from Seminole, along with Donald Colvett,
age 19, and Rex Austin were in custody of the Mid-
land Police Tuesday morning. $5000 bond had been
set for 2 of the 3 men.
Bill EHyson, of Red Barn Chemical reported a
burglary of weed killer on May 7, 1969, valued at
$2350.00 stolen from the Loop store. Eleven 5 gal-
lon containers of Fumazone were recovered when
children playing in an empty house in Lubbock re-
ported the material to the police. Eight cases of
Atrozine, valued at $1710 were not recovered.
Mayor Clarence Wright, along with the Council-
men, Bill Webb, Raymond Patton, Karl Don Hughes,
Ed Pullam, and Bart Walden, invite every resident
of Seminole to place their rubbish, old trees, old
clothes and discards of any kind in the alley where
they will be picked up. This will help clean up our
town. " Seminole looks better than a lot of towns,
but we have.a long way to go. Please help, " said
In the background can be seen the burned band instrument truck
and in the foreground the small bus which was used for judging teams,
golf teams and other small group activities. Note the dark spots on
the school bus, representing tar falling from the roof.
The All Sports Banquet was held Monday night at the Gaines
, County Park by the Booster Club. In Tennis the award winner had
-i to be Baibara Bramlett, a perennial state winner. In basketball
Danny-Whisenhunt received the outstanding award for best Hustler
anti having the best spirit on the basketball squad. Outstanding in
volleyball was Judy Barnett and Marva Freeman. In football, Larry
Cottrell received the 'Fighting Heart' award; Randy Dulin won the
'Golden Helmet' award and Dennis Briggs was a 2-time winner.
Cont'd. on P. 10
Ready for a vacation? Rayford
Bates? Local Businessman???
Last Wednesday at 4:20 P. M.
the Seminole Volunteer Fire De-
partment was called to the Sem-
inole School's bus barn. It seems
that a weed burning crew from
the school was using a butane rig,
burning around the fences and the
building. Sponge rubber, used
for high jump pits and pole vault
pits, was stored in the comer of
the building and caught fire. Tar
and sealer from the roof caught
fire and dripped through on buses,
causing an estimated $15, 000 to
$16, 000 damage.
Damage to one bus was esti-
mated at $600, another at $1,000
and another at $1500, plus $3,000
damage to the band instrument
truck. The estimated damage to
the building, given by Ross
Moore, was $9, 000.
Firemen quickly removed four
buses , saving a much greater
Did any of you read that story about some of the protesting students
going to the doctor and having shot gun pellets removed? Itls about
time that somebody pulled the trigger. I hope some of the profess-
ional protesters get so loaded down with gun lead that they will be
ashamed to be seen in public.
Did you hear over the news about the Union Theological Seminary
Students protesting and striking until the churches pay cash demands
made on them by an element in our society.
I want to protest against protesters. I want to protest against any
or everybody that wants to eat but does not want to work*
Cont'd. on P. 10
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Shelton, Madeline. Seminole News (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 21, 1969, newspaper, May 21, 1969; Seminole, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth576859/m1/1/?q=%22%22~1: accessed February 26, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.