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Nov. 11, 1976-NEWS-BANNER SESSION from page one presented with- spending now, as a hedge price tag, was a series against the day tax revenues of anti-crime proposals, decline. Briscoe and Clayton "Fiscal restraint will be the likelihood the order of the day" in the such bills would be 1977 Legislature, Keel said. and approved. Proposed are longer jail Speaker Clayton said he for crimes of murder, expected more accomplish- rape, robbery, and ments by the Legislature use of a firearm in a crime, during the 140-day session Mandatory supervision for as a result of provisions for all persons released from the pre-filing bills put into effect Department of Corrections, this year. Under the pro- Lncluding those who do not visions of the plan, bills qualify for parole, was pro- began to trickle into the osed by Briscoe. He also hopper Monday of this week, wants juries informed of and some 1,000 bills are Iparole laws and the length of expected to be filed by the %ime a felon must serve to be time the Legislature con- :eligible for parole. He also venes. The prefiling will twants restitution by an permit committees to begin ffender to be consid0xed to work on bills as early as the *take the financial burden of first week of the session he crime off the victim, and the said. right to deny bail for anyone [Iow to spend the $3 he commits a felony while billion in additional funds ree on bond. He also will occupy most of the )reposes wire-tapping per- legislature's time, Clayton ission to deal with organiz- said. But he warned that d crime, against "funding every re- Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby cited quest just because we have :ecommendations by the it" Joint Advisory Committee He favors cutting the flow' on State Government Opera- of tax dollars into unneededi tions during his talk to programs as well as the hewsmen, reduction of the sales tax om Among the recommends- gas and electric utilities. He tions are the adoption of a said the savings in tax "sunset law" to end state dollars would generate more agencies that outlive their spending by the people, and usefulness, investment of as a result increase tax idle state funds to provide revenues in other areas. more income for the state, He also proposed making proved inter-agency co- Texas a "debt-free" state by )peration through adoption eliminating "gimmick finan- f planning councils,, consoli- cing" of tuition revenue at!on of various ' compet- bonds by state colleges and |ng welfare-type agencies, universities. He wants the nd stronger controls of state to pay off the tuition ollege programs, revenue bonds, and place the |Tom Keel, director of the burden of new college con- gislative Budget Board, struction on legislative ap- hid he sees no call for a tax propriations. crease this year, but re- Other tough legislative mmends controls over battles he sees this year Restyle Your Old Diamonds With A New Mounting Lay-a.way & Credit Plan WEST SIDE OF SQUARE l STB-4181 include discussions of medi- cal malpractice insurance, changes in the Public Utili- ties Commission, a battle over energy transportation with proposals to provide the power of eminent domain for coal slurry pipelines, changes of property tax laws with agricultural property taxes one major point focus, another attempt to approve parimutuel race- track betting, and possibly a review of the state's stand on the Equal Rights Amend- ment, "One thing you can count on," he sai d , "the Legisla- ture will not be dull." FARMERS & RANCHERS SUPPLY FEED.SEED-FERTILIZER Call Collect 214-396-2881 or 396-2282 CUSTOM FERTILIZER SPREADING Kenneth Lcwi West Hwy. 31 Owner Kerens, Tex Donnell Realty of Malakoff announces the association 0t Rev. O.B. Cook as a real estate salesman. Mr. Cook is with building, buying and selling and also took the Real Estate Course at HCJC in the spring of 1976. If you need to buy, sell, or just discuss your real estate needs contact Mr. Cook at : office 489.1519 Home 489-1756 Changes, Additions, Sewer Lines Hike County Ambulance Garage Cost To $21,787 By Tom Horline Henderson County Com- missioners upped the price tag on their new ambulance garageand dormitory for attendants Monday to $21,787 by approving a $2,905 bid for water and sewer lines and $1,563 in construction change orders for the building located adjacent to Henderson County Memorial Hospital. The original bid for the construction of "the building was $18,162 by Red Dot Buildings, but the site selected necessitated run- ning sewer lines over half a block to avoid pumping sewage uphill, and addition- al concrete work an sewer lines to the hospital property line, and breaking out an old concrete slab at the site at an additional cost of $1,157. McNew Contracting Service was awarded the $2,905 water and sewer cons- truction contract. The firl was the only bidder on the work. The $1,563 in change order included closets, shelves, spotlights in the ambulance storage area, two hose bibs, ventilation in the bathroom, additional electrical outlets, a radio desk, three additional phone jacks, and two television outlet jacks. The county still faces additional expenditures for furnishing the facility's living quarters. No action On furniture purchases has been made. Charles McMakin of Red Dot Buildings discussed the construction changes with the commissioners before they approved them unanimously. The Court spent along portion of the Monday meeting canvassing the returns of the Nov. 2 general election. The court also approved purchase of four new cars for the sheriff's department with three old cars being traded in. The court's action was unanimous following a request by Sheriff J.W. Brownlow. Brownlow said the cars would not be delivered until after the first of the year. The court will advertise for bids. The court also heard a complaint by Edie Knuckles of FM 2892 in Precinct 4 concerning dispatching of fire trucks to a grass fire on her property. She told the court she had called the county jail to report the fire initially at 11:20 a.m. and no fire equipment arrived until after 1 p.m., and credited fire- fighting work by her and her neighbors with saving her home and a barn filled with hay. She said that when she called initially at ll:20, a dispatcher at the jail assured her a fire truck was on the way. She called again at noon, she said, and again was assured a truck was on the way. Finally, after 1 p.m., the Murchison Fire Department arrived, but the fire was out for all practical purposes, she told the court, occasionally breaking into tears. Told the county normally dispatches volunteer fire departments to such fires, and that the county does not maintain a fire department, Ms. Knuckles demanded to know. "Why wasn't one sent to my fire?" No one on the court offered an explanation why a truck wasn't dispatched earlier. Larry Everett said he sent a truck as soon as he was informed of the fire, but could offer no explanation why word of the fire wasn't received earlier. Judge Winston Reagan said the county contributes $1,200 to 14 different volunteer fire departments each year, and calls on them to fight rural fires. "Somewhere a mistake was made. Normally we get to a fire," Reagan said. "Not Donnells Tells Prize Winners Drawing prizes given during Donnell's grand opening Saturday were announced this week by Mrs. Martha McManus. An A.M. Collins handbag was awarded to Mrs. James (Nits) Gray of Arnold Hills, Tool, A Serbin Commuter Coat went to Ann Matthews of Corsicana, A Howard Wolfe Dress went to Dee Sparks of Southwood Shores, Gun Barrel City. Polly Walker of Malakoff won $25 worth of Jvye Bernais cosmetic products. Fred Lief Sportswear Gift went to Iva Deen Reynolds of Athens. A princess Gardner ladies' billfoki was given to Mrs. Adam Rampy of Malakoff. Mr. Mench .Pants were won by Ruth Chambers of Eustace, and a $50 gift certificate went to Margaret Jones of Athens. Lisa Moses, grand- daughter of Mr. and Mrs McManus, drew the winning tickets. FB Growing The Texas Farm Bureau has recorded one of its largest membership gains in its history, according to Carrel Chaloupka of Dal- hart, president. Official tabulations just completed show that the state's largest farm organi- zation now has 195,571 member families, an increase of 15,101 over last year. The TFB membership year runs from Nov. I to Oct. 31. This makes the 24th con- secutive year for the Texas Farm Bureau to gain in membership," Chaloupka said. too long ago, we had a fire marshall and was turned county fire marshal in the down," he concluded. budget to coordinate fire "Will you all get whoever services, but this was turned is supposed to take care of down." dispatching the trucks and "When I go home at correct this?" Ms. Knuckles' night, my conscience is clear asked. There was no because I have asked for a response from the court. HDC's Harvest Luncheon Held Nov. 3 In Athens The Home Demonstration Council's Harvest Luncheon was held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the Woman's Building in Athens with 43 members and guests present. East Center Club was host club. Mrs. Neva O'Bryan home economist for Texas Powe and Light, presented a pro- gram, "Foods and Craft Ideas for Christmas." She showed slides of various holiday tables and decora- tions. Each person received a booklet, "Epicurean Holi- day-1976" which listed the recipes for the foods shown in the slides and man more suitable for the Christmas season. charter member of the first club started in Henderson County. Presently she is a member of Hillside Club in Athens. The December meeting of the council will be held on Wednesday, December 1. New officers will be installed at this time. West Center Club will be host club. Each member is asked to bring cookies and a $2 gift or a handmade article for the gift exchange. KNUS Deejays Set Soccer Mrs. Nora Bass was hon- ored as being a Home Benefit Sunday Demonstration Club mere- ber for 50 years. She was a Briscoe OKs ETCOG Grant Of $40,806 AUSTIN--Governor Dolph Briscoe has approved a $40,806 grant t.o East: Texas Council of Govern- ,lents for continued region- wide comprehensive criminal justice planning for 14 con n ties. The local grant was a- mong 101 approved by Governor Briscoe with Law Enforcement Assistance Ad- ,mmstratmn :LEAA{ funds under the Crime Control Act Of 1973 ' ! KNUS disc jockies will play a benefit soccer game with the Cedar Creek Lake Soccer Club Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Kaufman soccer field located at the Kaufman High School on Hwy. 34 south. Members of the Dallas Tornados will participate with the KNUS staff in the game which begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from members of the Soccer Club in advance, or at the game for $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. Some people once believed that the first farmer to feed hi cattle on New Year's Eve all vear long. .... LADLES TEA PARTY TOPS 20% Off B'DELLS Downtown Trinidad MENS SLACKS 25% Off Bulldozer Destroyed By dozer owned by Plains Construction drove it into a individual left the running in the equipment caught said. The blaze was ed Wendesday Company offieals vehicle a total loss. A $50,000 bulldozer was apparently destroyed as a result of vandalism at the site of dam construction for the new Forest Grove gener- ating plant near Malakoff and Eustace. Henderson County De- puty Tom Billy Goodell said started a )-8 bull- MENS BOYS B' DELLS Of Trinidad Hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. NOTICE The Cedar Creek Fing Barge is under Management Owned and operated by Aubrey Johnnie Vanderlord. We appreciate your business, Fm Launchin Brat Stall authorized Sales and Service. Venture Boats, Ebbtide, Del Magic, Dura Craft Baree CEDAR CREEK LANDING Off 274 at Key Ranch Road Mrs. Adam ltampey of Malakoff receives her Princess Gardner Ladies Billfold from Lisa Moees, granddaughter of Mr. & Mzs. McManus, .....  Donnell's Grand Opening was a huge success. Other winners were Mrs. James [Nita] Gray, Toole, Ann Matthews, Corsicans, Dee Sparks, Gun Barrel City, Polly Walker, Malakoff, lva Deen Reynolds, Athens, Ruth Chambers, Eustace, an d Maargaret Jones, Athens. 00nnctt "$ HWY. 31 MALAKOV. T(XAS I(/I[IIICM0 OWNER: MARTHA McMANU$ PHONE: (21.4) 489-1520 "BREAKER" "BREAKER" How About A Break In This Cedar Creek Area ]. P. Tire Co. TIRES ROCKET WHEELS, X-CEL BATTERIES & SIDE PIPES We Have A Complete Une Of Tires, Wheels & Batteries We Carry Hard To Rnd 16.5 Tires In Stock. MRS. WILLIAMS Come In And Let Me Fit Your Auto Or Truck With A New Set Of Shoes. o;'*,',::, " Come In And Check Our Every Day Prices. FRONT OF HER HOME WE MONITOR CHANNEL 5 ON CB You owe it to yourself and family to see MRS. WILLIAMS today for tomorrow may be too late for she can and will help you as she has helped, thousands and thousands. Remember, I am a true born, with pcwcr, cnd I wdl help you. Satisfac- tion in one visit. During monv years of practice I have brought together many in marrioge and reunited mor who were separated . . . If you are unhappy, discouraged, or in ct; I "on hIp you Dens hod uck seem to follow you? Has the one you love changed? I can tell you,_ why. I will tell you whc /o,r frier, ds crc ., :f the dee you love S true or folse., I warn you gravely, su.agest wiely and explain fully. Open From 9 in the Morning until 9 at N;ght--AII. Of Sunday Phone Area 675-3643 Athens, Texas We Plan To Be Inspecting Auto, Trucks & Motor O/des By Nov. 15 We Are Ixted Next Door To Cadey's One Stop On Hwy. 85 Just East Of Hwy. 90 In Gun Barrel Owner - ]erald Fleming (Oleoman on CB) Call 887-21 /