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Trinity Volley Progress February,"1971 THE MALAKOFF NEWS TRINITY RIVER MASTER PLAN Malakoff, Texas 'Mday, Feb. 5,1971 PageThr New Tri-Cities compressor increases plant's capacity :;:;'.;:, ; 1 Rancher, Businessman Athens, Texas Most folks love a bargain and are willing to invest in a sure thing. I know of no better bargain than the Trinity Rive]" Master Plan of water development. It'll bring bigger and more lasting benefits to the river basin than anything I can think of. We should bear in mind that the Trinity Master Plan is the product of careful t)hmning at the grass roots level; it is comprehensive in its structure, and includes things that touch all our lives with bene- fits that water deveh)pment alone can bring. I hear it said occasionally that the "Trinity thing" will benefit only a few people. Nothing could be farther from the truth. What's more important than good clean drinking water, jobs for our peo- ple, flood control, recreational op- 1)ortunities, low-cost water trans- portation, soil donservation and wildlife propagation? Trinity de- velopment is good for everybody, and I support it wholeheartedly for that reason. Here in Henderson County, wa- ter development in recent years has brought far-reaching benefits. The Cedar Creek Reservoir ]n the western i)art of the county, as well as a number of smaller lakes, pro- vide many hours of pleasure. Con- structiol| of the Tennessee Colonv Reservoir on the main stem of the Trinity will multil)ly the benefits and Improve the overall quality of our envil'ol]naent. I have been associated with the Trinity progl'am for a number of years, both as a director of the Trinity River Authority and the Trinity Improvement Association. As a business man. landowner and just plain citizen. 1 know that the Trinity program will do much to revitalize the counties along the river, bringing a greater measure of prosperity and better living to our citizens. This is proving true with the new Arkansas waterway from the Mississipl)i up to Tulsa. ) Isn't The Answer CHARLES F. HAWN and 1 am sure it will do even great- er things for the people along the Trinity. I notice that the 1970 census figures show that eight of the 17 down-river counties comprising the river basin actually lost popu- lation since the 1960 census. This is indeed regrettable and shows the dire need for job opportunities that will keel) our young I)eople and others from moving away to find gainful employment. We were fortunate here in Henderson Coun- ty to score an 18 percent increase in population, and I really feel that water develol)ment was a strong factor in this growth. Certainly no plant or business wants to locate in an area where adequate water resources are lacking, or even doubtful. As a member of the Texas Highway Commission a feiv years ago I had a part in launching the prggram to raise bridges over the Trinity to meet navigation specifi- cations. The first of these bridges on the upper Trinity is now near- ing completion at Trinidad. on State Highway 31. I know that the Trinity Plan is a great bargain for the people--an opportunity that may never come our way again. (Sale Items Good Feb 5th Through 14th) REG. $2.25 REG. $5.00 Bravura Hai Karata 00,00 Cologne Cologne Brute Lotion s3,, Sl,, s4z, REG. $1.75 REG. $2.50 Lavender Dusting Powder Emeraude Sl,, REG. $2.75 Heaven Sent Cologne Sl,, Sit9 All ,,o Bubble Fast Bath Stationery Permanents 49' 20% off S l" REG. $5.39 REG. $24.95 Polaroid Big Swinger Camera sips All Revlon Lipsticks 2 for 1+1 c FRESH KING'S CANDY DISCOUNT PHARMACY Polaroid Color Film s3,, After the article below was written the Texas Legislature apparently has defeated the Governor's bond program involving 450 million dollars in bonds but the diversion of funds from the permanent school fund for operating expenses has not been eliminated. Also, the Legislature could reconsider on the bond pro- gram. As we go to press, we have our eyes on the sug- gestion of Lt. Governor Ben Barnes that a budget be passed for only one year on the theory that additional Federal aid will be forthcoming, particularly in the field of welfare. The Malakoff News is of the opinion that Governor Preston Smith displayed little leadership in advocating the issuance of bonds to pay our bills. Instead of meet- ing the problem headon, our Governor backed off and said that some future administration should pay the depts of his tenure as well as their own. According to the Governor's own estimates each 100 million dollars worth of bonds will cost the tax payers from 170 million to 180 million over a 25 year period. In other words, the future generation will have to raise more than a billion dollars to pay our debts as debts of his tenure as well as their own. What is more, the Governor's program would re- quire an amendment to the Texas Constitution. It would be submitted to the voters in May of this year and if not approved a special session of the legislature would have to be called and ways and means of raising the 600 million dollars  it will be higher by that time -- considered all over again. The Malakoff News be lieves that we should pay our own bills and the con- stitutional provision requiring us to operate on a pay- as-you-go basis should be retained. Some 450 milion dollars in bonds would be repaid, under the Smith proposal, by diverting revenues from the Texas permanent school funds--and this fund has been an intrical part of the state financing since 1854. Through depressions and other problems, none of the money has ever been diverted during the long inter- vening period. This fund is an integral part of our fi- mincing in the field of education and income from the fund totals more than 20 million dollars annually, all used for education of our youth. Also, many oil men predict that with oil and gas production on the decrease that income from these sources of taxation may not retire the bonds even if such income is diverted. The diversion of permanent funds and the issuance of bonds can not be the answer. What will happen two years from now when the problem must be faced all over again, except by that time the amount needdd will be much higher. The Malakoff News believes that we should pay our own bills and not thrust these on a future generation to pay for our present educational system, state welfare, and operation expenses. To put off the problem is only to compound our expenses and destroy a sound fiscal program which has been in use for more than 100 years. It may be the easy way out but it is not an answer only a postponement. The Malakoff News believes that this state ad- ministration should face our financial needs and inset the necessary bills. If we do not have the money, the answer is to curtail expenses, not go in debt. The state should purchase nothing it cannot finance. The Malakoff News suggests an increase in the sales tax.. a corporate income tax and an increase of taxes on liquor, beer, cigarettes and related items. We challenge the 62nd Legislature to hold expend- ltures to a minimum, eliminate all non-essential spend- hag and pass a just and fair tax hill. We know they will meet this challenge completely and quickly. A new compressor installed at the Tri-Cities underground storage plant increased the plant's capacity by al- most 75 per cent. The compressor was added to inject the large volume of gas withdrawn from storage due to increased de- mand. The new $750,000 compressor sys- tem adds 3,000 horsepower to the 4,050 horsepower capacity, according to Don Webb. He is superintendent, compressor department, Transmis- sion Division. "The higher the capacity of the compressors, the more gas can be in- jected underground and stored," Webb said. The enlarged Tri-Cities plant now can inject 70 million cubic feet per day compared to 40 million previous- ly. The dehydration and gas treating capacity also have been increased. The facility can deliver up to 400 million cubic feet per day to con- sumers in the East Texas and Dallas areas. The Tri-Cities reservoir, located near Athens, was the deepest under- ground storage facility and had the highest pressure in the world when the plant began operation in 1956. Natural gas is compressed and stored in two huge depleted oil reservoirs. The station begins injections in the spring when demand for winter gas heating subsides. The reservoirs are The wife who snatches her husband's pay-check can hardly expect the old fellow to continue to say it with flowers and can dy.--N. De- Vane Williams, Holmes County (Fla.) Advertiser. Man is like a bridge. He was designed to carry the load of the moment, not the com- bined weight of the year at once.Clarin D. Ashby, The Uintah Basin (Utah) Stand- ard. Instead of getting rid of his prejudices, the average person whitewashes them and tries to pass them off for prin- ciples-Olin Miller, The Thomaston (Ga.) Times. full when they reach a pressure of 3,300 pounds per square inch. This was the pressure exerted by the orig- inal pool of oil before it was drained. The Tri-Cities plant is considered to be one of the most sophisticated un- derground storage facilities any- where. The compressor operation now is so highly automated that C. N. Strong, plant superintendent, and his crew of nine can handle the en- larged plant with no increase in manpower. H C Adair repairman 'A" at Tri-Cities compressor station .! , 7 , ,  ' , ,,, "Putting away something for a rainy day requires a longer stretch of clear weather than it used to." mmnmmn nmm ,tO ..... : r themselves inth( others. They're community ..... builders assuming many roles deeds. Many of people. ty service begins when their 8-hour workday ends. You'll see them as scoutmasters ... as workers with many youth groups.., as church and SCHOOL SHOULD STATE OBJECTIVES Schools have a remarkable opportunity in this decade to establish an educational system that really works. More money, more teachers, and more buildings are available than ever before. A host of new edu- cational methods have been tried or are in process with varying degrees of success. But student unrest, parental concern, and em- ployer dissatisfaction with the quality of education show that most schools do not yet have the right formula for motivating students and providing the right mixture of educational opportunities. Each young person should be educated to the best of his abilities. Local control of schools is deep in our national tradition and should not be abandoned. However, each district should be required by state authorities to establish specific educational performance objec- tives, to measure student achievements, to evaluate teacher performance, to establish accountability criteria, and to issue an annual public report on results. Schools must meet society's real needs, including those of students and industry's manpower train- ing requirements. A clear statement of educational objectives is essential for students and parents to make for the You, too, will love the ERICOFON Gulf Stotes-ffnitsd Member UNITED TELEPHONE SYSTEM. Operated b, UNITED UTILITIES. INCORPORATED school workers, hospital volunteers, members of civic and other organizations. All working to better the communities where they live. Texas Power & Light Company is proud of its extra-effort people. TEXAS POWER & I.I(;HT COMPANY A tax-paying, investor-owned electric utility The extra i effort peop e