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Page Four  MAI,AKOFF NEWS -- August 13, 1971 Sen. Tower Op ns 'Bi.Partisan' Bridg By SAM PENDERGRAST Editor of The Sun Sen. John Tower paused at the Trinity River near the historic village of Trinidad Saturday at noon to snip a ribbon opening what Navarro County Judge Kenneth Douglas called a "Bi- partisan" bridge that it is the first of its kind on the Trinity--a hump-backed span intended to allow navigation of the Trinity from Dallas to the Gulf Coast within a predicted 15 years. Judge Douglas was alluding to the fact that then Sen. Ralph Yarborongh was the chief dignitary at ground-breading ceremonies for the bridge in February of 1969. Sen. Tower, who flew into Trinidad from Dallas on a quick round-trip from Washington, kept his remarks brief in deference to the muggy, overcast weather that had threatened rain all morning. He called the bridge opening "another signal accomplishment in development of the Trinity" and noted that navigation of the Trinity will provide an inland waterway to "the two great cities of Dallas and Fort Worth" but that "this whole plethora of development will be a great stimulus to smaller towns along the river". He called the federal, state, md local cooperation "great" in producing what he termed "this splendid bridge" and noted that his colleague, Sen. Bentsen, and all of the Texas delegation in Washington are looking with interest on development of the Trinity and have pledged to see that it continues. Lair, a luncheon at the new Cor- sicans High School building 30 miles west of the bridge, Sen. Tower recalled his early days in Washington when he was one of few Republicans in in the Senate. "And I told a group of men from the Trinity Association I would be glad to speak for the project or against it-- whichever would help the most," he said. The Senator was introduced by Charles Hawn of Athens, Trinity River Authority ('IRA) director, who noted Sen. Tower's long-time familiarity with the area, dating from the days when young John Tower "was pretty well raised up and down Highway 31, when his father was a Baptist proacher". David H. Brahe, president of the Trinity Imlx'O resent Association (TIA), called the crowd of some 500"indicative of the is'oad-based support for the Trinity program and the highway development" symbolized in the opening of the bridge. "It hasnot been an accident that High- way 1 is being develoned between Kilgore and Waco", he said. "This high bridge for navigation of the Trinity has not been an accident." It has been a result of the first comprehensive area master plan of its kind in the United States, completed in 1958, he said, and a direst result of work by such groups as the Trinity Improvement Association founded in 1930. Joe Butler, a founder of the TRA and a prominent Corsicana Industrialist, was also present Saturday. Also participating in the ceremonies were Herb Sflverberg, president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County Judge Winston Reagan; State Highway Engineer J+ C. Dingwall; Jesse Milam of Waco, president of the Texas Highway 31 Association; Col. Howard Coffman, deputy division engineer of the southern division of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Disbict Judge James Sewell of Corsicans. Dingwall said the bridge incorporates a number of "firsts", including the fact that it is the first Trinity project bridge over a canal (the other Trinity bridge is at Lake Livingston, and crosses a reservoir) and it is the first built "like a floor of inlaid linoleum, with eight4oot concrete panels laid onto a steel framework. It is the second of 40 ridges to be built or re-built along the Trinity to make navigation possible. The bridge floor is 98 feet above the present waterline and will he 52 feet above the eventual canal, according to Tower Slaps Busing, China, Welfare in Off-the-Cuff Tall00 Running late n a scheduled return to Washington, Sen. John Tower turned his. second public appearance Saturday at Corsicana High School into an off-the- cuff wn to answer a few spirited eona from Trinity development enthusiasts. In the area of economy, he said he doesn't expect the "financial crunch" to emtlnue support for revenue sharing. general support for revenue sharing. "It would mean some re-organizing of government," he said, "but it would leave decision-making powers close to home." He said he is hoping to see revenue sharing measures "brought to fruition bdore the 92nd Congress is put to bed." On other topics in the 30-minute aesslun, he said he disagrees with the current "flwust in busing" (to achieve compliance with racial guidelines) and he thinks "the bureaucrats of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare" have gone beyond their in. tended powers. "I hope the Secretary of the HEW has gotten the message (on busing)," he said, "And I hope this thing will he satisfied more to our liking." On the proposed Nixon visit to Red China, he said, "I am less than sanguine about the President's going to Peking." Noting what he called the "irrationality and international banditry" of the Red Chinese, he said "I think people of that sort must be approached very cautiously. I don't say the President is wrong, but I don't think we can accept Red China's point that Taiwan must be considered an 'internal problem'." Asked if he would comment on the inflationary spiral, he said, to laughter, after a long pause, "..Yes, ,e have an inflationary spiral." But he said he feels the Administration has been successful in slowing R down. He called the current situation "peculiar", however, in that we have inflation and umempioyment at the mine time. "I (now) think government fiscal and financial activities are only partly responslble,"he said, adding that "wages exacted from management by labor unions with statutory safeguards" are adding to the problem of inflation. He said we must "re-study, revise, and recedlfy the labor laws and place some restraints on the power of organized lalr." The remark drew heavy ap- plause, as did mention of the Senator's antl-busing preposaL HCJC (Continued from Page One) $38260; Staff benefits, $39356; Acade- mic instruction, $611,495 with $483,102 earmarked for academic salaries; Technical-Vocational instruction, $215,- 547 with $123,309 for salaries in this division; Adult-Basic education, $18 200; Library, $44,499; Public Relations, $12,800; Physical PLant, $99,640; Util- ities, $34,000; Major repairs, $4,000; Auxiliary enterprises, which includes operation of the bookstore, cafeteria and athletics, $216,146; Campus secur- ity, $6,480; Transportation, $26,090; Housing, $7,200; and Debt Service, $156,972. Harvey reported to the board that he felt the budget was a realistic-one which could be stayed within. However, he pointed out that he could not guarantee enrollment to be the same as 70-71 with figures used from thls year to project tuition for next year. He did point out that with the legisla- ture having increased tuition, the same revenue as in 70-71 could be derived from fewer sudents in 71-72. He also pointed out that the budget has developed by departments, with each instructor being aware of how much he has to spend, and each di- vision chairman and dean responsible for staying within the budget. Of the recent $250 million loan to financially troubled Lockheed Aircraft Corp. the Senator said "R does not in- volve a cent of taxpayer money since it is only a guarantee of money loaned by the banks." He said loan had to be guaranteed in the interest of saving 30,000 jobs, including 500 to 600 in the Fort Worth area. If Lockheed had failed, there would have been a $500 million tax loss, he noted. He did say he would prefer a more "generic" bill (applying to principle& rather than to a specific firm), but he said he thinks we need some device to help big businesses in such situations, adding that the se-called "corporate fat cats" keep money in their pocket anyway, but the failure of giant cor- porations could hurt many of the "little guys" who sub-contract with such firms as Lockheed. On Vietnam, he said we are slightly ahead of our withdrawal schedule and will meet the President's goal of witlv drawal of all troops but logistical, air, and naval support by next Spring. He said he could not give an estimate of a definite withdrawal date. And, in a final question on "the welfare mess", he said "Yes, welfare is in a mess." Then, after laughter, he added that he h'inks the President was right on the question of work incentives but wrong in seeking a guaranteed annual income. Col. Cofffnan. It is three-fourt of a mile long and will serve as the southern portion of a four-lane divided bridge until navigation makes it necessary to replace the present narrow, wooden- railed 46-year-old structure beside the new span. The Corps of Engineers paid $756,000- about one-third of the cost and, and Texas gasoline taxes made up the other two-thirds of the cost of the bridge, he said. Silverberg, who was master of ceremonies for both the ribbon-cutting and the lucheon, said in opening "Welcome to Highway 31 and Trinidad- ' 0 destined to become one of the busiest  intersections in Texas". Mrs. Debbte McCoy of Arlington, secretary-receptionist of the TRA, Aassisted the Senator in snipping the red "'m. ribbon stretched across the imaginary !" center of the bridge. "mr t.._' GSU Telephone Rate Adjustments Sept. 1 Gulf States-United Telephone Com- pany and its subsidiary companies have announced upcoming rate adjust- ments on long distance telephone calls within Texas. ::::.: The adjustments will include reduced 'i! rates for direct distance dialed calls ." and increased rates for operator-assist- ii New rates are scheduled to go ed calls. i:i! into effect Sept. i. "We would hasten to point out that where ODD is not yet available our customers will be able to get the re- duced ODD rate by providing the oper: ator with the area code and the com- plete telephone number," said Rolla Johnson, Company President. "The in- creased rate will apply only if the op- erator is required to provide additional assistance. This change is being made to counteract the increased cost of pro- .... viding operator assistance." ii The new rates represent the first " major long distance rate increase in the state since 1955. The company re- duced rates in 1967. Comparing present rates with those which will go into effect Sept. 1, John- son pointed out that an evening three- minute station-to-staion call under pre- sen rates for a distance of 300 miles is 85 cents. The same call under the new customer-dialed or number-given rate will be 56 cents. T-Dad School Trinidad School is busy in preparation for the first day of school which will he on August 23. Robert Stolusky, Principal, has an- nounced that classes will began aL8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:00 p.m. As in previous years gades 1 and 2 will be dismissed an hour earlier, and this year the third grade will he added to that time schedule. The first, second, and third grade students, will be out of than three, minutes) on "night" ODD or number given calls: new rates for all operator-assisted-station-to-station and person-to-person-calls during all calling periods; and establish rate per- iods (day, evening, night and weekend) on ODD and number-given calls which are the same as now in effect for calls going outside of Texas. A call after 11 p.m. anywhere in Tex- as will cost 22 cents or less under the new one-minute initial rate period, while a three-minute person-to-person daytime call up to 300 miles at $1.70 will increase to $2.3b. Another adjustment will be the ad- dition of two holidays -- Labor Day and July 4 -- to the list of days on which reduced rates apply for ODD or nun ber-given calls. "The high cost of borrowed money to use for construction along with in- creased material costs, operating costs, and higher taxes require us to adjust our long distance rates," said Johnson. "I would like to say, however, that the cost of telephone service overall has increased only fractionally since the DOffs in relation to other goods and services. Improved technology and in- creased efficiency by our local em- ployees have aided in keeping our rates to a very minimum. "We hope that oux customers will ::: In addition to the new reduced rate take advantage of these reduced rates i!i fo r direct distnace dialing, the adjust- and the - full line of communieatiol i: ments also call for the introduction of tools our system has to offer," John- . :i: a one-minute initial rate period (rather son concluded. _, :.: .... :::::.::..:-.::::.:.::..::::..:::.:::...;:.:.:.:.::::::::..::::5::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::::: Begins Aug. 23 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: class at 2:00. The 1971-72 Faculty list is now com- plete. 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