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...... 0 Hogg & Sons Book Bindery Sprin port, Mich. 49284 , Zn c "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergothe fatigue of supporting it." Tom Paine - ..i ...... I Illil II I II III lllll IIIII II IIII' I I IIIII l~ll I IIII Jll I II fill I ........................ II JlI I~ III II Ill i I ~ IlIIIII IIIII III II I III III I[II II Illlll Illl I Ill l IIII II II II II I I I I I1'1 i i IIIli IIIII/li "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" single copy YEAR, NUMBER 29 Box 509, Malakoff Texas 75148 489-051 THURSDAY, JULY 3, 19M} David Case from land located Tennessee caused the loss of area at this of Engineers has plans of the Trinity River, but TRA will remain local sponsor. TRA has stated that as soon as conditions warrant, it will urge implementation as a matter of local sponsoring agency for the project, a recommendation that construction be deferred until lignite is mined from the with the Corps area. The Tennessee Colony Lake hn- Fort Worth, toldprovement Association has reqwt it hats firm date has that the Corps set up a timetable operations schedule to monitor progress of the best guess to mining operation, instead of Just date of 1986.leaving the project open-ended until 35 years mining is completed. McFarland said. The Tennessee Colony Lake Ira- is ten years provement Committee passed a shown in the resolution at its June 17 meeting in Cor- on Tennessee sieana that said the project had lost ten years support because of the lignite deposits borderline onin the area of the proposed lake, and because of environmentalists demands. the Corps sub- The Corps has excluded Tennessee River Authority, Colony Lake from current construction / upmost priority because increasing needs for the flood control and water supply it will provide. "O By ANN ROUNSAVALL Area residents may be surprised one day to find their names and characters portrayed in a western or horror novel. Writer David Case of Clearwater Bay on Cedar Creek Lake says he is utilizing wle he meets in the area in some of ork. Case, who has authored 12 hardcover books with eight foreign translations, perback books, and had two of his made into movies, is in the process of completing a western novel that will include local personalities. The book, unnamed .now, should be ready to send to the publisher within the next three months. or Arizona. He suggested we stop by Texas for a visit. When we arrived we liked it, the house next door to Roberts was available, and here we are," he said. With Case is his English wife, Valarie, and their nine-year-old daughter, Lucy, who will be a fourth grader in Malakoff Elementary School next year. Case began his writing career while a student at the University of New York State in 1960. He was attending college on a scholarship, but supplemented his income by writing paperback books. "I always wanted to write," he said. "Ever since I was about five years old "The Fighting Breed," a paperback I've been writing my thoughts down on western, is currently the only book by paper." the local writer that is available at the Malakoff Public Library. Case said that he is probably better ~ for his horror stories, Inolnd/ng the hardback, "The Coll." "Black Hats," published by Dell in paperback, is due to be released any time now, Case said. His first western, "Plumb Drillin'," was published in 1970. "Scream of the Wolf," a film starring Clint Walker and Peter Graves, was re- filmed in England starring Peter Cushing. There it was entitled "Now the Scream Starts." What is a writer with such credentials doing living in a small home on Cedar Creek Lake? "I love Texas," Case said. Lake area resident Ernie Roberts was in the Navy in Crete when he met Case. They formed a fast friendship and have remained in contact throughout the years~ "I called Ernie in December and told him we planned to move to New Mexico Case said the trick to becoming a published Writer is to "get a good agent." Very few unsolicited manuscripts are chosen for print, he said. Not all of Case's books are published working." Case uses a manual typewriter in his work. He spends much of his time in Greece, where electrical current is not strong enough to carry the load of an electric machine. Besides, he said, "the electric machine hums and talks and makes noises while you are working with it. It intimidates me." He said that he has read most every book available in the Malakoff Public Library, and quoted Ernest Hemingway who said "If I was allowed but six hours a day to work I would spend five of them reading." Although his first western novel was not published until 1970, Case said that he has always had a interest in the old west. His interest was stimulated by travels in the west, with so much lan- .dscspa to see and fascinatingpeop~ to,~ meeL He also spent one summer in death valley. He said that he doesn't reed western novel himself, and con, siders his work "literate westerns." under his name. He has used pen names He has never lived in Texas before at times, but says that he only recom- but is delighted with what he has mends reading the ones written under his name. He has an established schedule for his work, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. 'Tee found that anything I write after 11 has to be re-done the next day," he said. Case said that he has been writing for so long now that publishers rarely edit any of his work. A novice could expect some editing and suggestions from the publisher, he said. Story ideas are basically pulled from imagination, he explained, but he does utilize people he meets and stories they tell. "Once a book is formulated you think about it all the time," he said, "even when you aren't actually discovered here. "Texas," he said, "should still be a republic." It's not deep south, not far west.., just Texas, with unique people. Did you know that Texas still has an embassy in London?" he asked. He has never seen it, but plans to on his next trip abroad. Case said that he has a fan that lives in northern England that writes one each month. He writes to ask about a particular novel, a plot, or about a character. "I always answer him," he said. "I Just think it's wonderful that the man l would take the time to find my addreu and write to me about the work." gee book, page 2 Miss Jessica Jane Mullins, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mullius of Malakoff, has been selected to be a state finalist in the 1960 Miss United Teenager Pageant to be held at the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2 and 3. The Pageant is the of- ficial State-Wide Finals for the Miss United Teenager Pageant. Contestants from all over the State will be competing for the title. All con- testants are between the ages of 14 and 18 and must have at least a "B" average in school. They are requested to participate in the Volunteer Corn- munity Service Program of the Miss receive an all-expense paid trip to com- pete in the national finals, a three phase pageant in Hollywood, California; Walkiki Beach, Hawaii and Washington, D.C.; where she will com- pete for $15,000 in cash scholarships, a new automobile for her reigning year, a trip to Europe, S5,000 appearance con- tract, ,000 wardrobe and other awar- de. " Contestants will be judged on scholastic, civic achievements, beauty, poise and personality. NO swimsuit competition is required. Each contestant will write and recite on stage a I00 word essay on the subject, JULY AT FOUR MILE CHURCH United Teenager Pageant. Through this "My Country." willthe begroundheld at at thethe Four servicesMileusedChUrChto support beginningthe tivities Inr by centribut/Njinv°Ivedmany inY°UngsterScommunitYat least 8 hoursareac" pany,W°°dMissOils Muillus&CompanY,W FishingiS sponsoredTeagueand Hunting,BrickbY ComN°r'inc. .... and Royall Chevrolet, Buick and Jeep. ..... ..... of time to some worthwhile charity or civic workoftheircholce. She is a student at Malakoff High The winner of the state finals of the School. Her hobbies include basketball, Miss United Teenager Pageant will swimmtng andskimg. Monday, July 7, at the community .... MEETINGS Department will meet for a training session Mon- Club will meet Tuesday, July 8, at the club facilities. will meet at noon Tuesday, July 8, at the Harbor House Weekly luncheon. 8, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. 10. Saturday, July 12, at the Red Barn. CRANK CALLS RECEIVED Fire Department has received several prank calls sending men and equipment out when no fire was in they answer a fire call, and prank calls are might be unavailable when a real emergency no benefit to least of all the caller who will be t when you need them, but only when needed. e Carolyn Riley was installed as new president of the Lake Trails Chapter of the American Business Women's Association at a meeting Thursday, June 19. The meeting was held at the Harbor House Restaurant with 17 members present, Other new officers include Nannie Drake, vice-president; Anita Smythe, recording secretary; Marilyn Bradley, corresponding secretary; and Evelyn Tanner, treasurer. Each officer pledged to give their best for the ad- vancement of the chapter and all mem- bers pledged their support and cooperation during ceremonies. The vocational talk was given by Jeanette King, a salesperson with Harris Realty and Insurance Company. Following installation, Eva Wright presented the past-prosident's pin to Mrs. Drake, out-going president. The membership honored Mrs. Drake as their "Rock of Gilbralter," and for her outstanding leadership. The objective of the chapter is to promote its members professionally, educationally, culturally and socially, both locally and nationally. Jay Jay Mulllns