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i Malakoff New00 Single Copy YEAR - Number 13 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY - April 8, 1976 ' ite Layer Under Tennessee Colony Worth Billions as 500 million proposed Tennessee Colony lignite valued at Lake, C.R. Miercourt, a 5 billion dollars lies representative of North the 148,000 acre American Coal Corp., told he COvered by the Senate and House subcom- mittee members in Washing- and other counties included ton Monday. Donna Scheibe, publisher of The Malakoff News, with a delegation from Henderson subcommittees "like a in the Tennessee Colony bombshell." Lake area, said Miercourt's Miercourt estimated it disclosure hit the delegation could take as much as 35 to and the House and Senate 40 years to get the coal out of the area to be covered by , ......   the provosed lake. :  However, John Mont- gomery, representing Dow Chemical Co., said his firm RUSTEES-- Gwin act Monday night. Fulgham TRUSTEE OFFICERS -- for the new year. Jim [left] and Joe Cox and Cox won out of a field of Ben Woolverton [right] was Mattingly [left] was named the Malakoff five, including incumbent named president of Malakoff secretary, and Sam Tanner Board of Homer Ray Trimble. Clay School District board ot [center[ was named vice Saturday and were Estes. did not seek re- trustees Monday night as preident of the board. [Staff la by Clay Estes, election. [Staff Photo by the new board reorganized photo by Tom Herline[. expired with the Tom Herline]. , Fulgham Elected School rustees Herline precinct, the Tool precinct and the total for each candidate are: Joe E. Cox, 175, 159, 334; Gwin M. Fulgham, 265, 38, Wingham, 143, 11, 154. 303; Homer Ray Trimble, Trimble questioned the 257, 34, 291; Judy Newman, circumstances involving the 192, 48, 240; Clifton See TRUSTEES, Page 12 Marlee Drake Luther Ellis Tommy Ray Clark Drake, Ellis, Clark City Winners pointed in January to fill a vacancy left by the resigna- tion of Leroy Rogers. He was elected with 271 votes. Drake, a former Malakoff mayor led the balloting with an overwhelming 340 votes. A newcomer to Malakoff city government is Tommy Ray Clark, who took the third opening on the council with a vote of 184. Incumbent I.W. Brown ran fourth with 155 votes, followed by Oresta Jackson with 149, Gary Ashlock with 143, and H.P. Bankston with See COUNCIL, Page 12 Marles Drake, Luther Ellis, and Tommy Ray Clark were elected to positions on Malakoff City Council in heavier-than-usual balloting at City Hall. Ellis is the only one of the three currently holding a council post. He was ap- School District Joe E. Cox of and Gwin M.: of Malakoff as new 7. Were sworn in by and board Estes at a of the board Also replaced board was the only black school Homer Ray who lost out to by an eight-vote the swearing-in newcomers to the Ben Wool- Was unanimously of the trustees. Jimmy Was the board's choice for sec- was elected of the board of 3--2 over Joe Cox and for Tanner, Cox voted for returns for the With the Malakoff estimated the coal deposits were closer to 300 million tons than 500 million. Mrs. Scheibe in an inter- view with Miercourt said the mining firms leasing in the area are willing to work with the Trinity River Authority to get the coal out of the area to be coveri by the lake. He indicated that the coal could probably be mined by the time the lake is ready for recreation purposes, proba- bly a 15 year period. Mrs. Scheibe learned from testimony presented and interviews with mining of. ficials that there is a strong possibility of at least one other lignite-fed generating plant, and possibly two. The subcommittees of the House Appropriations Com- rnittee heard the Trinity River Authority representa- tives ask for $I million to acquire land for the dam for the project this year. The delegation, which flew to Washington Monday and appeared before the subcom- mitties Tuesday, relayed the wishes of the Trinity River Authority's board of direc- tors, who voted at a special ting last Friday in Pal- atine tO reqest.L millon to commence lamt aequia tion in the dam area and $200,000 to complete the general design memorandum and environmental impact statement. The lake will cover por- tions of Navarro, Hender- son, Freestone and Ander- son Counties. The 148,000 acre project was authorized by Oongress in 1965 in conjunction with the other elements of the Trinity River Project which include the multiple-purpose channel, Tennessee Colony Lake, West Fork Floodway, and Dallas Floodway Extension. Bruce Smith, Tool, presi- dent of TRA, told the board of directors last week the city of Houston voted unan- imously on Mar. 31 te cooperate fully with TRA in the implementation of Ten- nessee Colony. Cabin Swingers To Perform At Kemp Crafts Show Scheibe The Swingers will be doing exhibition squares for to watch, too. Young and dancers are nice the Kemp Arts and Crafts older couples dressed alike and when you Show, April 24 at 3 p.m. on with the men in blue jeans dancer, the the street in front of the city Elbert didn't say so, but the ff on you," claims, park. Visitors to the annual Log Cabin Swingers are nice df Phalba. Show will get an opportunity to watch, too. oung and older his wife, Earline, to see all those nice folks in couples dressed alike with Log Cabin Swingers are nice skirted ginghams and calicos with ruffly petticoats and lacy pantalettes moving through the patterns of the dance. Then there's that country western music that makes you want to get out on the floor and join them! Formed last year with the assistance of Raymond Smith of Star Harbor, the Log Cabin Swingers now have a membership of 18 of the Log action as they promenade, the men in blue jeans and a square dosey do, cross over, change long sleeved shirts trimmed comprised of partners.., and whatever to match their aprtner's from the square dancers do best. dresses. The ladies are a Lake area. Elbert didn't say so, but the pretty sight in their full couples and dance at the Red Barn at Log Cabin Estates the first and third Saturdays of every month at 7:30 p.m. Kellis Miller of Wills Point is regular caller for the group, and is assisted on the third Saturday by guest callers such as Dwayne Bridges, Harper Smith, and Jim Thomas. Miller, who will call for the Swingers when they dance in Kemp, and his fellow callers are busy men these days as square dancing increases in popularity. Miller says he calls for dances every Friday and Saturday nights and teaches classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. "There are between 6,000 and 7,000 square dancers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Miller told me, "and more than 150 square dance clubs." In Texas more than 24,500 people have taken up square dancing with a total of 429 square dance and 59 round clubs in the state. Dance nights at the Red Barn begin with a workshop inthe state. of Swingers will Kemp Arts and Cr Show April 24, Swingers are John Peck, Among, those pictured in a Jean McGee, Carolyn recent session by the Estates, Lola May Kitchens. Leon McGee and Quids Peck, Earlene Chapman and Elbert Chapman of Phalba. at 7:30 when Miller instructs the group in new routines. Dancing begins a half hour later and the Swingers are joined by visiting suuare See SWINGERS, Page 9 Joining the TRA delega- County and Rob Dunn of Trinidad; Lyndell Lewis, tion to Washington were Navarro County, along with Athens; Johnny Godwin, county judges Winston Rea- Al Inmon, A.M. Thompson, Sonny Teague, Eddie Guinn gan of Henderson County; and Donna Scheibe of Mala- and Andrew Gibbs of Ma- Wayne Gent of Kaufman koff; Wylie McClintock, See TRINITY, Page 10 Malakoff Receives Grant For "Sewage Plant Plan, By Tom Herline Malakoff has been award- ed a $31,936 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for plans and specifications for its propos- ed new sewage treatment plant and interceptors. The announcement, from the office of the late Rep. Wright Patman, virtually assures Malakoff of re- ceiving a 75 percent gTant for the actual construction, to cost some $900,000. Bob Hayter of Hayter Engineering, said that ap- proval by EPA for the planning funds, known as a step 2 grant, places the city automatically on the "first priority rating list" for the matching fund grant when the plans are completed. Only a general freeze or some major problem could keep the city from getting the final grant, Hayter said. The drawing will take about six months, Hayter said, and these will be submitted to EPA around the first of October. Actual construction could start in late 1976 or early in 1977, he said, with a completion date some time in the fall of 1977. Malakoff has been oper- ating its sewage treatment plant beyond capacity with a special exemption from the Texas Water Quality Board and EPA pending comple- tion of the new addition as a part of Malakoff's ambitious water and sewer program now under construction. Malakoff's share of the construction cost will be one-fourth of the total con- tract, which is estimated at around $900,000. Regardless of the contract total, the EPA will foot three-fourths of the bill, Hayter said. Formal notification to the city had not been received by the city by midweek, but the information was released to The Malakoff News by Pat- man's office last week. The matter was to be placed on the April 12 agenda of the city for its action on the matter. Acknowledgement of the grant must be made within 10 days of its receipt, Hayter said. Mayor A.M. Thompson .... was not available early this " week for comment. He, along  with other area civic and business leaders, was in Washington to testify in behalf of the Trinity River project. Downtown Malakoff To Get 16-Unit A 16-unit apartment pro- ject will be built in down- town Malakoff at a cost between $200,000 and $250,000, it was announced Tuesday by C.W. Tidmore of Athens. The two story project, to be known as Townview Apartments of Malakoff, will feature moderately- priced two-bedroom apart- ments with one bath. They will be fully carpeted and have central heat and air conditioning. The kitchens will be com- pletely built-in, with dish- washers and refrigerators, Tidmore told The Malakoff News. They Will be located on Mitcham Street between the Fire Station and the First United Methodist Church The apartments will be parking lot, Tidmore said. constructed, owned and There will be eight ground operated by the TID corpor- floor apartments and eight ation, solely owned by the on the second floor, he siid. See UNITS, Page 12 Annual Easter Egg Hunt Set April 17th The annual community- donated by local merchants wide Easter Egg Hunt to be awarded for certain sponsored by the Malakoff prize eggs found by the Rotary Club is scheduled for youngsters this year. the Saturday before Easter, The youngsters will April 17, at 10 a.m. at compete inthreeagegroups, Malakoff City Park. including ages 1 to 3, 4 to 6, Stu Thorpe, chairman of and 7 to 9, Thorpe said. the hunt this year said "I want to take this numerous prizes will be See HUNT* Page 12 From This Corner By Tom Herline They say the human body starts its inevitable falling- apart process the day you are born. And as the miles pile up on this carcass, I believe it. But unlike the wonderful one-horse shay of peotry fame, this body, and the bodies of most of my com- patriots, start falling apart far short of the "100 years and a day." And although you know, instinctively, from an early age, that the body will run out of steam some day, and your get-up-and-go will do just that, it doesn't really sink in until some particular day when a particular func- tion performed with ease for years, just doesn't come off. What all this rambling preamble is leading up to is a particular trauma that I faced last week-- the eye doctor. I've been one of those people who has been blessed with good eyesight all my life. I could read the Lord's Prayer on the head of a pin at 20 feet {slight exaggera- tion}. But then, in the last year or two, I began to notice this deformity taking place. My arms were getting too short-- a newspaper held at arm's length just wouldn't come into focus. And I found out the light bulbs they make today are weaker than they used to be. And those slits in needles I used to thread so proudly for my wife, are now being made narrower that the thread. So finally, I gave in to a gnawing suspicion that maybe-- just maybe-- I might need a little help with my reading, and hopped over to Corsicana to see the eye man. And sure enough, it's time to put on the spectacles, at least for reading. Now glasses have become in this day and age, fashion items. Some ladies' glasses have more diamonds in them than are displayed around the neck and wrist. And for men there's a variety almost ' as varied to choose from. Let's face it-- I just don't picture myself as the steel- rimmed type, with a tennis racquet on one shoulder and a curvaceous blonde oii the other... And the over-sized and under-sized models look uncommonly strange any way I wear them. So I decided to stick with basic black-- and a couple of weeks from now you can see, along with me, how they look. But I've strayed from my text-- the turning point in one's life, when you realize you're falling apart fas than nature can put you back together again .............. The prescription for eye- glasses was traumatic enough, but I took a terribly dim view of the doctor's parting shot. He ,,rl crookedly and said, Turned forty, didnt you. And what rely ht s he d guessed ht,