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P,O. Box 509 Malakoff, Texas 75148 Telephone 214/489-053 I Published Continuously Since 1913 Publisher ...................... Donna S. Alexander Editor ................................. Ann Rounsavall Advertising Mgr .................. Barbara McKee Officer Manager .................... Teresa Taylor Production ......... ,Lou Shelton, Vicki Svoboda Bookkeeper ............................. Oleta Reaves Subscription Rates: $4.50 per year in Henderson and adjoining counties, $5.50 per year elsewhere in Texas, and $6.50 per year outside Texas. Entered in the Post Office at Malakoff, Texas 75148 as a second class matter. Published by Territory Times !iJi 00mm0n ::iil If recent meetings of Henderson County Commissioners +:i:i: indicate things to come officials and residents may look :::: forward to lowered heads and no comment on requests. iiii Twice this month commissioners have taken "no comment" action; once after hearing Tax Assessor-Collector Keith Hearn request expense funds to attend a tax school and !ii:: againhis week after hearing a request from the Henderson iii County Historical Society for funds for book publication. We make no recommendations on either decision before be given the courtesy of decision. We all shout apathy at voters during election time and campaign for community, county, and state interest by Publishing Co., Malakoff, Texas. iiii residents. It is even more apathetic when requests are made before a governing body and that body lacks the common courtesy to respond. ad lib by donna scheibe alexander For many years in this country there was a compati- ble relationship between American newspapers and the post office. This was best expressed in the second class mailing permit which, basic- ally, has been an agreement between the newspapers and the post office that in return for a lower postage rate, publishers comply with very strict rules and regulations. The second class mailing permit has been a benefit to all concerned. Newspapers were able to keep subscrip- tion rates low enough to make the newspaper available to persons of all income levels. Residents of wide spread rural areas were able to receive the newspapers which would have been impossible to distribute by other methods. The post office benefitted because of the many newspapers which used its services. Metroplitan newspapers, faced with problems of rapid delivery, sought other means of distribution, but the small town newspaper could not have survived without the U.S. Post Office, The small town press has played an important role in the growth and development of this country during the past 201 years. In the early days it was the only source of in- formation about world, national, and local news. With the introduction of the elec- tronics media and technical improvements in the print media the small town news- paper assumed a humbler but no less important role. In many areas it is the only source of local news and offers the only interpretation of national and world events as they relate to the local citizens. Today it is the last barrier that keeps rural America from being absorbed by the anonymous medio- crity of the mass media. The compatible relation- ship that has been such a boon to small communities for so many years is now threaten- ed by the increasing fin- ancial burden that the Postal. Service is imposing on locall newspapers. Second class postage rates have in-: creased by 200 percent dur-) ing the past four years, and" last week the Postal Service; Board "of Governors ap- proved another hike of 29&apos; percent above existing, rates. "Publishers Auxiliary," the official publication of the National Newspaper Associa- tion, protested the latest rate hike in an editorial which sums up the situation very well. "The Postal Service has stepped up the pace of its march toward oblivion by announcing its intention to drive away its best customers and abandon any pretense of being a public service That is the unmistakable message of the latest rate increase request approved last week by the Postal Service Board of Governors The proposed 29 percent increase in second-class rates over present levels serves as a clear indication to pub- lishers that if they iptend to still be in business by the end of this century, they better get out of the mail now The Postal Service's adop- tion of a radical new rate- making methodology spells the end of a 200-year-old policy of promoting the dis- semination of news and in- formation by maintaining reasonable postal rates for newspapers and magazines and their subscribers. From now on, pure cost accounting will rule all rate- making decision.s If a news- paper costs as much to pro- cess in the nation's mail system as a brick, it will be assessed the same postage as a brick. Publishers now have no choice but to seek private delivery alternatives. With first-class volume sure to continue a steady decline because of rising rates, and the advancement of elec- tronic communications, the Postal Service will have little mail left to carry. Perhaps then, at last, the Postal Service will be totally self-sufficient and cost ef- ficient. But will the nation be better off?" |P MEAI VteRV MPo"rAT VlC PEIPENT t /, "rEIC.A)Ot.4A. A STAE Trinidad Council Joins Impact Study Request The Trinidad city council joined the Trinidad School Board in petitioning the Corps of Engineers for a detailed report on the im- pact of Tennessee Colony Lake construction. City fathers passed a reso- lution Tuesday night in a regular meeting asking the Corps to do an environ- mental and economic im- pact study on the lake as it will affect the future of Trinidad. with the council and asked that it join the ISD and the Chamber of Commerce in requesting information. Bur- ton said so many .conflicting stories have been told about the possible effects of the lake that he felt the Corps should give the city some definite facts and figures about the projected con- struction. Among the rumors, he said, is that Trinidad will be relocated, or inundated, sur- rounded by high dikes, and turned into a swamp, The majority of the coun- cil agreed that some reliable information should be made. available ,f ftlure plan ning Herb Saunders, represent- ing the Chamber of Com- merce, met with the council to discuss the possibility of zoning within the city limits. Saunders recommended the council appoint a zoning commission, saying that state law requires a com- mission to be established and public hearings to be held before zoning ordin- ances could be passed. Mayor Lamesa Sillick asked Saunders to serve as chairman of the zoning commission but he declined, saying he preferred to work with zoning through the Chamber of Commerce. He did agree to serve on the commission until someone could be found to replace him. Discussion about the ap- pointment of a zoning com- mission occupied a good part of the council meeting and the council did vote unani- mously to appoint a 5-man zoing commission. A problem arose immediately about personnel to serve on the commission. It was fin- ally suggested that the city make a public appeal for volunteers to serve on this board. Anyone interested should contact City Secre- tary Glenda High at City Hall, or any member of the council. Roy Cain appeared before the council to make a. plea r0m wa-ter nd  lems. His service is inter- rupted for three and four days at a time, he said. He urged the council to support the city water superin- tendent by hiring two exper- ienced helpers to assist him. Councilman O.,S. Bryson See ,lOINS, Page 6 Texas Homemaking Teachers Learn Basic Economics Facts If "home economics" conjures up visions of girls stitchin' and stirrin'-- look again! The Texas vocational homemaking teachers of 1977 have their fingers in many pies-- but most of them are not for eating. Vocational I{omemaking Education is on the go these days. It is an expanding, lively career field where young women AND men learn skills that will help them get a piece of the pie-- the economic pie. They learn how to earn money, manage their resources, and how to lead a quality life. To keep abreast of the latest teaching materials and innovative teaching techniques, vocational home- making teachers will spend a week in Dallas July 25-29 attending the State Inservice Conference for Vocational Homemaking Teachers. The conference is under the Clair's Sewing Shop Hwy. 31 E. Malakoff We're closing our doors at this location July 30th 2 WEEK SALE Sewing Machines Cabinets Fabrics Art, Plaster, & by early for great direction of Ms. Elizabeth F. Smith, State Director for Homemaking Education, Texas Education Agency, and her staff. Mrs. Helen L. Brewer, teacher in the Malakoff High school, will participate in the conference to be held at the Hilton Hotel. SAVE AS MUCH AS 50% PTO Plans July Sal( By Charlotte Pattison of these notebooks If you gained a few extra school colors of pounds over July 4th weekend gold. Get yours munching on baked goods ................... bought through the PTO Bake Sale, we want to thank you NOW Each cake and cookie you purchased helped PTO have OncP. the best bake sale in its history. Thank you, people of Malakoff, for helping us make lvllAffa a little over $200 Morns, you did such a great job heating up those ovens and baking, we want to help you clean house; by taking , outgrown clothes, white . : " ":.  elephants or anything else out " of your way. July 28, 29 and 30, at the Elementary School Gym, a PTO Rummage Sale TODD LOCKE has the perfect answer for beating the summer heat, and spends a good portion of his vacation days swimming in the pool at his home. [Staff Photo by Mary Brown] Campbell Associates Awarded Contract will be held. We desperately need your donations by Tuesday, July 26. Remember-- one man's trash may be another man's treasure! We even pick up-- just give one of us a call. Mary Mears, 489-1584; Charlotte Pattison, 489-1984; Eloise Stevens, 489-1161 ; Peggy Hall, 489-0556; or Sandy Holifield, 451-2996. A few hours of your time will be helpful too. If you can work the sale Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, giv us a call. While at the Rummage Sale, begin your school supply shopping. Our Malakoff Tiger Notebook Binders and Pens have arrived and will be on sale. Every student will want one ATHENS, Tex.-- Gordon Campbell & Associates, Inc, has been awarded a contract for construction of the new 12,757 square foot home office for First Savings and Loan Association The Tyler construction firm will begin work immediately Completion of the facility, which will be located at South Palestine Avenue and Ben Belt Drive, is expected by May, 1978. A groundbreaking cere- mony is scheduled for later this month at the site of the new building, according to Clark ain, president of First Cain Said a total of seven firms submitted bids for the project. "We were very pleased with the excellent turnout of bidders for the woject," said Cain. "All bids were very reasonable and very close. which indicates a healthy and Competitive construction climate and positive economic spirit in the area.'" The new facility, which was I,EGAI. N()TI('E designed by Simons and Clark architects, will contain some 4,()0 square feet of leased office space The building will be on a landscaped, 50,000 square foot lot with concrete paved parking for 30 cars. The new building represents an investment in excess of three quarters of a million dollars The association is an affiliate of Invest-Tex, Inc., a )nultiple savings and loan corporation which also includes Tyler Savings and Loan Association. First Savings, witl assets of $22A million, has offices in Athens, Mahank and Malakol'f: - < The Town of Trinidad ill. hold a Public llearing for establishing the Budget for 1977 Revenue Sharing Funds on August 2, 1977, at 8 p.m. at the City hall. Murl,hyam00. 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