The Bogata News (Bogata, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1970 Page: 1 of 4
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The Bogata News
The One Newspaper in the World Most Interested In Bogata
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR BOGATA, RED RIVER COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1970 ZIP CODE NO. 75417 NUMBER*"4
Former R.R. Co.
Mr.-. J. M. McCarver, a long
time Red River County resident,
died in Harlingen early Tuesday
Survivors are a son, Stiles Mc-
Carver, and a daughter, Mrs. J.
A. Aufricht of Harlingtn, three
aisters, Mrs. C. C. DeBerry of
Bogata, Mrs. W. H. Pittman of
Live Oaks Home in Clarksville
and Mrs. J. T. Hutchinson of Lub-
bock, and several nieces and ne-
phews, i ncluding Jimmy and
Miss Tom Underwood of Bogata
and Mrs. J. W. Lowery of Blos-
som. Burial was in Harlingen.
Cletus E. Cooper, 81, of Cun-
ningham, a retired farmer, died
of illness, Saturday morning in
Red River Haven Nursing Home
at Bogata. He was born in Ark-
ansas, Aug. 10, 1889, but had liv-
ed in Lamar County since he war
21 years old.
His funeral, Monday at 2 p. m.
was held in the Methodist Church
at Cunningham, where he was a
member. Sister Vngie Temple,
and the Rev. Gary Lindley, church
pastor, officiating. Grant Funer-
al Home directed burial in Mca-
dowbrook Cemetery near Paris.
Bearer* were Kugcne Norwood
Darold Norwood, Leslie Taylor,
Charlie Baker. Pete MeKnight,
Claud O’Neal, .lame ■ Non.tod.
Mr. Cooper married Clara
Medskcr in 191*5. and she sur-
vives, besides two'childrcn: Wil-
liam A. Cooper of Cumin *nani,
and Mrs. Weldon Smith of Bogo-
ta; eight other descendants, and
a sister, Mrs. Mattie Hob ton of
Services for Jack A. Dennie,
54, of Paris, were conducted Sat-
urday morning by the Rev. Janie;
Sims and the I’ev. Janies Greer,
pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.
Bearers were Harney Wilson. Do*-
Juniper, Burton Smith of Cooper.
Louis It. Williams, Hob McDoWm
and Calvin Carpenter. Ituiial
was made In Highland Cemetery,
Mr. Dennie, former Paris Jun-
ior College cafeteria chef, died
Thursday in a ho-nitnl in Paris
after three years ill health.
Horn at Pattonville. Jan. Id.
191 *5, Jack Ib'iinie was a son of
W. N. and Elsie lC**aniness» Den-
nie and attended Pattonville
school. He lived mueh of his life
in California, returning here
about 10 years ago. He was a
World War II Air Force veteran,
and member of the American Le
He was married Jan. 10. 19*54
to the former Miss Fn;*e Monk,
and she survives. besides a sis-
ter, Mrs. John Cason, and a bro-
ther, Joe Travis Dennie. both of
Paris; also three stepchildren;
Gerald Peeler and Sirs. Jim
Booth, both of Paris, and Mist
Donna Peeler of I .uncaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Whitten
have had as visitors, Rev. am!
Mrs. James Simpson of Clarks-
ville on Friday; Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Clark and Toby of Dallas,
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Claik of Par-
is and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bla-
lock and Alpha of Maple Springs
on Saturday, and on Monday Mr.
and Mrs. Ross Carroll of Mar-
shall, who also attended the fu-
neral of Mrs. Sam Ferguson.
Voting boxes for the Nov. 3
General Election in this area and
the election judges and number
of registered voters are: Bogata,
South, Allen Drug Store, Lee
King, 537. Bogata, Nbrth, City
Hall, Jack Franklin, 2K>. Ful-
bright, Comm. Center, J y. Ker-
bow, 140. Rugby, Ford’s Store,
Guy Stevens, 62. Rosalie, Com.
Center, Mrs. Buck Kidd, 78.
Johntown, Comm. Center, Dave
Baxter, 97. E. Cuthand, Cuthand
Church, Phillip Brooks, 55.
Mrs. Lonnie Wood
Dies San Angelo
Mrs. Lonnie Wood, 92, died in
San Angelo Saturday, Oct. 24.
after falling earlier in the week
and breaking her hip.
Mildred Hancock was born
near Rugby Jan 10, 1878. the
daughter of Albert and Mary
Ferguson Hancock. She was mar-
ried to Lonnie Wood, who preced-
ed her in death .several years
ago. She is survived by one son
and two granddaughters.
Funeral services were Sunday
at .2:30 p. m. at Johnson's Funer-
al Chapel in San Aneelo with
burial in Wall Cemetery beside
Relatives from here attending
the funeral were Mrs. John Chil-
ders, Ii f( lla"eoek Mr. and Mr. .
Alvin Wood, Lawrence and. Pa''!
Local Soldiers To
Participate In Army
Army Spec 4 Eddie D. Whit-
ney, 20. son of Mr. and Mrs Mil-
ton J. Whitney of Taleo, and
Army Staff Sgt. Oscar I*. Brady,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill W. Bra-
dy of Bogata, were among the
11.000 troop- of the 1st Infantry
Division, who left Ft. Riley,
Kans., Oct. 4-10, to lie airlifted
to Germany to participate in
Exerci-e Keforger II. The Big
Bed One Soldiers departed from
Forbes Air Force Base in Tope-
ku. Kalis., and landed at one of
three West German airfields.
Rhein Main, Kamstcin, or Echtcr-
A few hours later, the troops
picked up weapons, tanks and ar-
mored personnel carriers, which
had been prepositioned in Eur-
ope, and departed to the exercise
site near th Czechoslovakian bor
Members of the 1st Division
are scheduled to return to Ft.
Kilev in late October and No-
Spec. Whitney is a mechanic
in Headquarters Company of the
Sgt. Brady is a member of th"
Division’s 1st Military Police
Company, llis wife, Florence,
lives at 1405 E. Fourth St., Mt.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hancock vis-
ited Tuesday with thtir (laugh-
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Bybee
U. S. Air Force Staff Sergeant
Stephen M. Shoulders, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Shou'ders of
1211 W. Main, Clarksville has
arrived for duty at Perrin AFB,
Tex. Sergeant Shoulders is an air
traffic controller with u unit of
the Air Force Communications
Service. He previously served at
Phu Cat AB, Vietnam. The ser-
geant, a 19*56 graduate of C!arks-
ville High School, attended Paris
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Voters are reminded of tho
General Election Tuesday, Nov-
Following are the names that
will appear on the ballot;
For U. S. Senator: Democratic
Party — Lloyd Bentsen; Republi-
can Party — George Bush.
For U. S. Rep, 1st Cong. Dist:
Dem. — Wright Patman; Rep. —
For Governor: Dem. — Preston
Smith; Rep. — Paul Eggers.
Lieut Gov.: Dem.—Ben Barnes;
Rep. — Byron Fullerton.
Atty. Gen.: Dem. — Crawford
C. Martin; Rep. — Edward M.
Comp. Pub. Ac.: Dem. — Rob-
ert S. Calvert; Rep.—S. L. Abbott.
State Treas.: Dem. — Jesse
James; Rep. — Robert F. Koen-
Com. Gen. Land Of.: Dem. —
Bob Armstrong; Rep. — Harry
Com. Agri.: Dem. — John C.
White; Rep. — Daniel C. Heath.
Other State and County races
Constitutional Amendments to
be voted on and included on the
No. 1 — The constitutional
amendment relating to the re-
moval. retirement, or censure of
Justice. Judges, and Justices of
Peace under prescribed circum-
N’o. 2 — Repeal of the .irohi-
bitinr. again-t open saloons found
in Soc. 20, Article XVI if the
'Constitution of the State of Texas.
No. 3 — Ti;c constitutional
amendment t< authorize the Leg-
islature t<, provide oy law for the
establishment of a uniform meth-
od of assessment of ranch, farm
and forest lands, which shall be
based upon the capability of such
lands to support the rai-ing of
livestock and/or to produce farm
und forest crops.
No. 4 — The constitutional
amendment reconstituting the
State Building Commission as a
three-member appointive commis-
No. 5 — The constitutional
amendment authorizing any coun-
ty, on the vote of a majority of
its qualified property taxpuying
electors, to issue road bond* in
un amount not to exceed one
fourth of the assessed valuation
of the real property in county.
No. 0 — The constitutional
amendment increasing the value'
of the hcmc-tead which is exempt
from forced sale.
No. 7 — The constitutional
amendment authorizing the Leg-
islature *o provide tor consolidat-
ing governmt r.tal offices and
functions and allowing political
subdivisions to contract for pt-r-
fomance of governmental func
tines in any county.
97, Dies Sunday
Eninui Florence Ferguson, 97,
died Sunday, Oct. 25 at Red Riv-
er Haven Nursing Home at 1:30
p ,m. following a long illness.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day at 11 a. m. at the Methodist
Church w »ere she was a long
time member, with the pastor,
Rev. James Walker, assisted by
Rev. Dickie Golden, officiating.
Burial was in Bogata Cemetery
by Bogata Funeral Horne.
Pallbearers were Henry Hud-
son, Sam Holder, Marcus Gibson.
Carl Wimnis. Newt Bryson, Phil-
ip Garren, Buster Smiley and Jer-
ry Ben Smiley.
Emma Florence Dowell was
born June 2, 1873 in Tennessee,
daughter of John and Mattie
Lo-.very Dowell. She was mar-
ried Oct. 25, 1891 to Sam Fergu-
son in Bogata, his death occur-
ring in November 1959, shortly
after their 60th wedding anniver-
sary. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Buck Smiley
and Mrs. Roger Wilkinson of Bo-
gato; three sons, William of
Houston, Carl of Wharton and
ohn of Monroe, La., several
grandchildren, great - grandchil-
dren and great - great- grand-
Mr. and Mrs. George Mathena
noted their 60th wedding anni-
versary quietly at home Monday.
Oct. 26. The couple was married
Oct. 26, 1910 at McGregor. They
have seven children living. Their
daughter, Mrs. Ralph Haibison
carried them to Deport Monday
to have their picture taken.
Mrs. Kate Dugger and Mrs. J.
P. Lee recently returned from
Austin where Mrs. Dugger visit-
ed her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Mary Dugger and Mrs. Lee her
daughter, Mr and Mrs. J. J.
Farrier. Mrs. Farrier brought
them home and spent the night
with her mother.
BIG WILD TURKEY SHOOT
Sponsored by the
BOGATA FIRE DEPT.
SUNDAY, NOV. 1st
at 1 p. m.
Bill Ward’s Pasture
East of Town
Come, compete with marksmen from Paris,
Clarksville, Mt. Pleasant and other places.
pany spokesmen have called for
an “absolute minimum” 11.7 per
cent profit allowance after taxes.
Industry representatives told
the State Board of Insurance at
u two-day hearing that they mu >t
have that margin to stay afloat
and serve car owners.
At the same time, they told the
Board it should consider all
sources of insurance company
earnings in arriving at rates.
Meeting was to hear testimony
as to whether company invest-
ment income should be included
in the auto premium rate base.
Further hearing in November
will determine what actual rate
recommendations will be. Appar-
ently, no rate change will go into
effect before next January.
Industry recommendations —in-
cluding consideration of all in-
come and fixed allowance for a
fair rate of return — would adt:
up to a 6.5 per cent increase in
the auto premium rate for most
motorists, experts estimated.
Under industry recommenda-
tions, future rate inadequacies
would be the “sole responsibility
of the (state) regulators if they
fail to recognize a proper rate of
return,” spokesmen said
Expert witnesses told thu
Board that state-regulated utili-
ties, which have far less risk of
loss than casualty insurance,com.
panics, are permitted higher pro-
‘Others said that casualty in-
surance companies are among
those that have the lowest rates
of return of any major industry
Unimpressed, Texas AFL-CIO
President H. S. (flank > Brown
promised the biggest fight “since
the Buttle of the Alamo” if tno
Board agrees to another rate in-
COL RTS SPEAK — Texas
Court of Criminal Appeals held
that a Houston judge was not dis-
qualified front presiding at the
trial of a mar. whom he prcsecut-
ed (as a distriit attosney) 10
years earlier on another charge.
State Supreme Court ret argu-
ments for December 2 over whe-
ther a Dallas iirin’s contract*
giving baler* exclusive territor-
ies for breath sweet nor* is a vio
lation of anti-trust laws.
Also set for December 2 were
arguments over los-es covered
by “vandalism and nialkious mi*
chief” provisions in insurance
Still another December 2 argu-
ment is scheduled in an Austin
case involving whether death of
a motoii.-t was solely due to an
auto accident or whether chronic
illnesses rontiibutcd. Son of the
deceased man would collect $20,-
000 in in-urnnee if the accident
was ruled to *>e the sole cause of
AG OPINIONS—A county may
pay overtime subject to budget
and maximum salary iawa and
may pay f >r accumulated vacation
time in line with contracts, AttV.
Gen. Crawford C. Martin has
In other recent opinions, Mar-
tin concluded that:
• Public junior tol'ege dis-
tricts are classified as political
subdivisions of the state for the
purpose of elective coverage of
..l.,Vees under unemployment
in. a ranee.
• Mate employees under th*
ci ssitication system may be re-
ti. ssed downward without cl ange
in auly assignment without man-
datory pay rate reduction not to
exceed “step 7” of lower pay
• Central Education Agency
has authority to contract with
private firms tc set up and op-
erate experimental diagnostic
programs for language-handicap-
• Harris County Commission-
ers Court has the mandatory min-
isterial duty to approve and pay
budgetary expenses allotted for
the county purchasing agent and
fixed by boaid cf judges.
• Wife of Waller County road
administrator may be employed
in the county road and bridge de-
BOND LIMIT RAISE URGED
Interim study committee has
called on the 62nd Legislature to
expedite submission of a consti-
tutional amendment to remove
the four-per-cent interest ceiling
on Water Development Bonds.
Texas Water Resources Study
Committee, in a special report
emphasized that the Wate- De-
velopment Board has authoriza-
tion to sell $100 million in bonds
to make loans to local govern-
ments for water improvements,
but the interest limit makes the
Inability to sell at prevailing
high interest rates is blocking
roust ruction of dam-', reservoirs
and treatment facilities in ah
parts of the state, said the com-
Members pledged to offer later
iecoiiin:ei.dat ions for providing
financial assistance to eitios ani
towns to help them get adequate
facilities and attract federal
SOAKS — There are 427,472 stu-
dents in Tcxus public and private
junior and senior institutions of
higher education this fall. It’s a
Percentage of enrol Imeni
grow th was 8.34 pe • cent over
19*59 when enrollment reached
298,102. Texas growth rate is
well ubovc the nationul average
of 4.5 per cent. Figures are pre-
Public junior college enrollment
jump was phcaonunal — 16.2«»
per cent — totaling 112,219. Pub-
lic senior college and university
headcount increased 5:i58 per cent
to 2•10.5.17. Private senior col-
leges and universities also gain-
ed — 4.*>1 per cent — to 157,810.
Only the private junior collegss
showed a drop. They were off
21.87 per cent, to 0,846.
PASS EASEMENT ACCEIT-
119 — Parks and wildlife Com-
mission voted 21 to accept a 400-
foot eusnient for the $5 million
Corpus Chnsti water exchange
(fish) puss across Mustange Is-
Commission also accepted from
Mrs. Sam E. Wilson Jr of Cor-
pus Christi the gift of 150.5 acres
of land on the island to provide
fishermen access to the pass
from the north.
Meanwhile, at a budget hear-
ing, the Commission directed its
staff to nsk the Legislature for
more general appropriation* and
to rely less on income from hunt-
ing and fishing fees to finance
Actual contract for the pass
w ill be delayed pending a permit
from the U. S. Corps of Engineers
and formal approval by the State
Building Commission and the
Funeral services for Brady
Whitney, who passed away Mon-
day evening at 9 p. m. at Garus
Convalescent Home, Mt Pleas-
ant, were held Wednesday at 2:30
p. m. at Taleo Church of Christ
. with R. F. Parker of Mt. Pleas-
ant, officiating. Burial was made
in Midway Cemetery.
> Mr. Whitney who had been ill
for some time, is survived by his
wife, the former Minnie Crab-
tree; one son, Jack Whitney;
three grandchildren, Mrs. Leon
McQueen of Garland, Charles
Whitney and Mrs. Kenneth Tay-
lor. Taleo, and two great-grand-
children, one sister, Mrs. Era
Willington of Lawton, Okla., and
several nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smelsev
were in Maud Wednesday to car-
ry his sister, Mrs. Ola Garrett,
home after a visit with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen White and
family spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bland and
family of Cedar Hill and Rev.
and Mrs. Blake Dunagan and
family of Dallas.
Cunningham Community Cen-
ter will sponsor a Hallowe’en
Carnival at the school building,
Friday night, Oct. 30. Activities
get underway at 6:30 p. m. There
will be entertainment for all ages
with games, bingo, cake walk
and games for the little folk.
Plenty of food will be available
with hot dogs, sandwiches, pies
and cakes for sale
Highlight of the program will
be the queen coronation. A con-
test is in progress to determine
the queen. All contestants arc
men of the community and will
be dressed in the latest fashions.
Contestants are Murry Jackson.
Eugene Norwood, Bob Allen,
Ronnie White, James Jones, Billy
Ray Oats, Buddy Taylor, James
Norwood, Danny Norwood, Clif-
ford Pynes, Charles Taylor, Mi-
low Hume and Bill Bohme.
Proceds will go to the Cun-
ningham Community Center.
Mrs. Albert DeBerry has been
confined to bed for a week. Mrs.
Tom Simmons of Paris visited
R. R. Co. Citizens
Urged To Vote
County election officials have
called for an outpouring of vot-
ers for the general election on
Tuesday, Nov. 3, to decide on a
number of important state offi-
ces. two district contests and
seven constitutional amendments.
Only 4,753 Red River County
voters cast ballots in the May
Democratic primary out of 7098
eligible registrants, 67%, despite
the fact that the election featur-
ed a number of hotly contested
Gavin Watson, Jr., chairman
of the Red River County election
board, has announced that he will
personally donate a United States
flag to the voting precinct cast
ing the greatest percentage of
votes in each of three divisions.
The 3x5 foot sewed flags with
aluminum poles will be present
ed to the Presiding Judge of
each division winner to fly at the
polling place on future election
days, Watson said.
REA Approves Loan
Congres-onan Wright Patman
(D-Tex) announced today that
the Rural Electrification Admin-
istration has approved a loan in
the amount of $800,000 to the
Bom ie-Cass Electric Cooperative,
Inc. to help finance substantial
improvements in its distribution
Planned improvements include
installation of 120 miles of new
distribution line to serve 1.200
new consumers, installation of 12
miles of transmis.-ion line, exten
hive system improvements, and
construction of two new sub-sta-
tions. The Bowie-Cass Electric
Cooperative serves residents of
Bo’.tio, Cass, Franklin, Morris,
Red River, and Titus Counties,
and will use 8450,000 of its own
funds to complete the financing
of the project.
The Rivercrest Band Boasters
Club will meet Monday, Nov. 2
at 7:30 p. m. at the Rivercrest
band hall. All members are urg-
ed to be present.
Mrs. Willie Jeffus went tc
Hook* Monday for a visit with
her son. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Jef-
fus and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon DeBerry
visited during the ,vek end with
relatives at Stephenville. and
with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Klutts and family of Brown-
wood, and her aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
G. C. Hannah. Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Grogan and Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Millicnn of San Angelo and Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Forehand and
Joe Ella of Bronte.
Patman Due To
Congressman Wright Patsmn^
dean of the Texas delegation and
the third-ranking member of tha
U .S. House of Rep resent sties^
will be in Paris on SatorttaSb
Oct. 31. to dedicate the fink
phase of the Lamar County tnkr
Congressman Patman wfll ho
nonored at a 10:30 a. m. public
coffee on Oct. 31 at Puis Jnm*
ior College student center, and
will deliver an address at thrit
time. Thirty minutes prior, bn
will join in a symbolic toast oC
water from the water system —
the first of its kinn in the SosAb-
west — along with officisb tf
the Lamar County Water Supply
All customers in the first pkssr
of the county water system mm
now on-line and construction in
beginning on the second pbsasi
Conkressman Patman was pi fan
cipal figure in arranging the
system under which financing
was shared by several govorw
Lunch Room Menu
Bogata. Taleo and Rivercrest
S;-h,>ols. Nv. 2-6.
Bar-B-Q ham on bun, bakec
beans, potato salad, fruit cookies.
1 j pt. milk.
Fried chUk'-n - gravy, English
pea.-, buttered rice, hot rolls,
fruit cup, '2 pt. milk.
Tamale pie - grated onion ana
cheese, seasoned beans, mixed
greens, com bread, chocolate pod-
ding, *2 pt. milk.
Reef stew - crackers, assorted
sandwiches, plain jello, Vz pt.
Hamburger • mustard - may-
onnaise, seasoned led beans, 1st-
uee tomato salad, sliced dill pick-
le - onion, ice cream. '(r pt milk.
The Riverc-est Young Hone
makers Chapter entertained tfan*-
Clarksville Chapter Monday
night with a supper at the home-
making department at River-
crest. After the supper a busi-
ness meeting was held and Bings
Mrs. Minnie Lawrence has had
as visitors her sons, Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Lawrence of Guth-
rie, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Boland
Lawrence and Tommy of McAl •
ester, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs
Donald Lawrence of Bremerton
To Improve Our
BANK AND SHOP
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First National Bank
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