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l Page 6- MALAKOFF NEWS- July 21, 1977 Association 489-1957 Mlakoff 502 E. oyall I Sue Barnett For: HOME COMMERCIAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Representing: Employers Casualty Employers National, Motors Insurance Corp. Royall Insurance Agency Ph. 480520 510 W. Royall Blvd. ILUM B Open ti, 4:00 ER Saturday W. R. McKee Lumber Co. Hwy. 31 E. Phone Malakoff 489-0527 For Call Out Orders 489-1895 Fish S00d. and & Chips 79 i i i iiiii Thursday is country Basket Day $' 19 I Trinity River Traveling The Shrimper Sambo By Ann Rounsavall subsided to a point where the Sambo was again underway. Frog legs, sun burns, and Sidelights of the trip were long, lazy days floating down the hikes the crew made when the Trinity River were all they docked and hunted part of the trip for the stores to replenish supplies. shrimping boat Sambo and Colvard recorded in his log crew as they traveled the that one such jaunt was said river from Dallas to Port to be a half of a mile, but he Aranas. estimated it to be two miles at The Sambo arrived in Port the least. Aransas June 30 after a 126 Colvard also recorded a hour trip. Don Welch, tremendous sunburn he captain, and builder of the suffered after wearing shorts craft, left Dallas, May 22. on deck for two days. After spending 26 days north "I burned so badly my feet of Bazette where the craft and legs swelled for days," he was delayed while workmen noted. laid a new water line to Ft. Another minor accident Worth, Welch picked up was a sore foot incurred by fellow travelers Bob Colvard McCauslin when a storm and Sam McCaslin. McCaslin struck just before arriving at financed construction of the Lake Livingston. High winds boat. slammed a cabin door on his The boat was built in a foot. cornfield near Old Villa, After reaching Lake Living- according to Welch, after ston, it took seven days to find McCaslin, Dallas concrete someone with a rig to pull the contractor, decided to finance the venture. The problem then, he said, was how to deliver the boat to Port Aransas where it would be put into service as a shrimper. Boats don't travel as inexpensively on land as by water, Welch said, and the Trinity River was the obvious solution. After the 26-day wait near Bazette the remainder of the trip seemed to fly by, crew members said, even though they did spend several days waiting for high water to subside near Tennessee Colony and were held up for a time at Livingston waiting for a truck that could pull them out and around the dam on the river. The boat left Trinidad at 7:15 p.m. July 17 after an overnight stay. The crew only traveled for two hours before a swinging ft bridge that presented anoe pblem. Later in the morning they reached a bridge near Tennessee Colony that was too low to pass under. Three days later, after the crew had whiled away the time frog hunting, shooting snakes, and cooking what they caught from the river, the high water boat from the lake and move it below the dam. The crew was thrilled to be underway again, after the long delay. More to see ahead, they said. High water had been a problem earlier in the trip but now the crew faced problems with low water. Soon after they left the dam at Living- ston, they ran aground on a sand bar. It only took about 20 minutes to dislodge and they were on their way again. The Sambo made her first money on the trip when a boat captain paid $40 for her to pull his craft, the Hideaway, off a sandbar. Colvard's records show that the night before their arrival at Port Aransas "some landlubber neglected to tie the ladder on" and it was lost sometime during the night. The sights at Port Aransas making night camp. Early A VIEW OF THE TRINITY from the deck of the 8hrimper the next morning they were Sambo. Crew member Bob Colvard said if the Trinity River is making good time when they ever navigated there is a lot of work yet to be done, "and it will came to a one-inch cable sure ruin a lot of Mother Nature." crossing the river. It took a ii little time and ingenuity to get J0l00l00 from page one under the cable, and no sooner had that feat been performed than they came to asked Cain if he would be aside andcanbe used for the willing to pay two or three City lark if required this times-his prestmt tsK. in  year.  .......... First Savings Has Money To Lend. For ANewBoat. Malakoff Branch SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION OF ATHENS Matakoff Branch 219 North Terry, Malakoff 489-0991 An Equal Opportunity Lender An Affiliate Of Invest-Tex, inc. order to pay the kind of help he thought the city should have. Cain said he would be willing to pay more taxes if the city would spend it wisely on qualified person- nel. The council assured Cain that all possible effort was being made to correct the water and sewage problems at his house. Revenue Sharing funds designated by the council for the next year. The city will spend $1,500 on equipment for the water department, and $11,500 for road repairs. Councilman Bill Freeman reminded the city of its commitment to give finan- cial support to the City Park. Discussion yielded a general agreement that Revenue sharing funds must be des- ignated specifically for def- inite purposes and could not be used for anything else. Other funds have been set Mayor Sillick reported a request has been made for a sewer line to serve four residences on north League Line Road. Freeman pointed out that several areas in the city were without sewer service and suggested tht someone on the counciul make a list of all such projects and try to assign them priorities until the projects were completed. A board of equalization for city taxes was appointed by the council. Serving on the board will be H. L. Banks, Arlon Mormon, Dick Sharp', * Ernest Jenkins, and Sonny Bradley. Councilman Buck Knight submitted his resignation to the council. Discussion was held about his replacement. An appointment will be made at the August 2 meet- ing. made the trip worthwhile, Colvard said. The crew spent some time at the docks just watching the people pass by. Friends joined the crew for a beach cookout of boiled shrimp and fried reclfish as a celebration for completion of their voyage. Colvard was pleased with his trip. "I did pretty well on board for a man who will be 70 years old in a month," he said. So the Sambo is shrimping with Welch at the helm, McCauslin is seeing a return on his investment, and Colvard is enjoying his memories of an adventure on the Trinity River. LENDER ( Compl Servic Burial or internment aangements for the deceased are in keeping with family religious beliefs. 00.mily pli,: avail- able. i! CARROLL & LEHR Funeral Home Athens, Tins Phone 675-2211 THE SAMBO was pulled from the water at Lake be towed to below the dam. The crew spent while waiting for a rig to do the job. 00Lu's Garden It's hard to think of a fall garden isn't it? I think it is the most pleasant time to work with the seeds and plants. All the root vegetables are to be planted now and tomatoes planted either from seed or cuttings from your existing plants. Seeds of fast growing annuals may. be sown now. These include Sweet Alyssum, Marigolds, Celosias, Ageratums, Zinnias, Cosmos, Moon- flower, Salvia, and even Sunflower. Place seeds of perennials such as Snapdragons, Delphiniums, Pansies and other cool climate kinds in a refrigerator to prechill them prior to sowing in September. Keep feeding Chrysanthe- mums every 2-3 weeks. See that they are staked and watch them carefully for pests and disease. Crape Myrtle will remain in bloom longer if faded blooms are picked off promptly. Poinsettias should be pinched for the last time late this month. Pinching prevents the plants from becoming too long and leggy. Iris may be lifted, divided and transplanted. Particu- larly old established beds that may not have flowered as well as before. Trim the fans to a height of 6 to 8 inches. Enrich the soil with bonemeal and some rotted compost. Rake in a generous amount of complete garden fertilizer where the iris will be planted. Water the new plantings once a week while it's so dry and rainless. Soak those hanging baskets. You will need fertili- zation with each watering. Use a diluted liquid. Even with the mulching, everything I planted this year has burned up. After the first picking of beans I forgot about the plants and the grass covered them up. This last week I got around to that side of the garden again and the bushes were covered with beans down in all that grass. Makes you wonder if you should do all that weeding. Keep cutting the new shoots off those strawberries. Keep all that energy going into the berries and plants. Repotting of permanent greenhouse plants should be done with descretion. It is important that only those may be expected to fill the new pots with roots before the onset of winter be accorded this treatment. Others may be carried along and kept in good health by fertilizing regularly. Young Boston Ferns are examples of plants that may benefit from a final potting in July. House plants require similar care in July as they did in June. See that they do no suffer for lack of water, but at the same time, avoid keeping them so constantly wet that the soil becomes sour and the roots rot off. Also keep them out of the draft of air conditioner. If there is a white Swder on the out side of and on top of the salt build-up from Take them to flush them good 2 letting them drain before bringing inside. ELMER REED is enjoying he spends a lot of time riding his bike to Summertime was made for kids. [Staff Photo by Social Security Questions & Answers By Thomas F. Guy Q. My father, 73, and living alone, is having increasing difficulty caring for himself. How will his SSI payments be affected if he moves in with me and my husband? A. His supplement security income [SSI] check may be reduced to take into consider- ation the value of support and maintenance he receives from you. Q. I hire two men now and then to help out on my farm. Do I have to report their wages for social security purposes? A. Yes, if you pay a farm worker $150 or more in cash wages during the year. or if the person works 20 or more days during the year for cash wages figured on a time basis rather than a piece-rate basis. Check with security office details. Q. What would have to do to start social security die? A. Your widow to file security office. would have to social security of your death, last years marriage children's birth and their social numbers. If your of your children will also have to estimate of year's earnings. Send your Box 6280, Tyler, Smith Drug & Variety SUMMER CLEARANCE Boys Tank Shirts Mens Tank Shirts Ladies Crop Shirts Ladies T-Shirts 2.98 Little Girls Tank & Short Suits Little Girls Shorts S & H Stamps '1.98 & 2.98 2.98 & 3.98 '1.98 Shorts 1.00 '2.98 & 3.98 '1.25 Layaway |n 570.906 [el of the Community Block Grant Grantee for Fiscal Year and Community Malakoff is examination at the City Manage 107 North between the hoUr and 5 p.m., Friday. to interested charge. I I