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/" he Malakoff The Hearlbcat of the Prtric Tcrr@ory of -Nineth Year Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 75148 Friday, December 11, 1970 Number 49 / S / Jeff Garrison (above left) played Snoopy; Jerry John- Son (center) was Charlie Brown and Tommy Harkey (right) starred as Linus in a scene from the musical comedy "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The program, Monday night, was sponsored by the Malakoff PTA. Above, second from left, Shelly Suds stars as Lucy in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." She sells "psychiatric help" for 5e. In the background, first left on the plat- form, is Kyle McLain who narrated the musical comedy presented by two first grade classes at Mal- akoff Elementary. First Graders Present A Charlie Brown Christmas Musical Play Production Propaganda and "jaw-boning" are poor weapons When arrayed against the onslaught of an ever-in- cost of living and an economy of inflation. many of its predecessors, the Richard Nixon Re. Publican administration is now fighting the ever-in- cost of living through the power of suggestion. time has not taught our political leaders hat such problems will not go away regardless of how Often we say they do not exist. President Nixon was elected on a platform where- he agreed to curb inflation. All he has succeeded in has been to increase unemployment while infla- continues to increase. The Malakoff News suggests that our economy Iteeds a real blood transfusion and not mere meaning- speeches and progaganda. Regardless of how of- the administration tells us that the economy is lproving and inflation does not exist, the fact re- ains that the cost of living continues to soar and the Ilumber of jobless citizens is the highest in seven and a half years. Automobile companies have announced two price increases this year, airline rates have been increased, insurance rates are reaching the sky, gasoline rates have been increased, and the price of food and cloth- ing continue to spiral upward. These are but exam PIes, but regardless of the item, the price structure is Curved upward, whether it be in the field of public Utilities, which are a necessity, or in the field of lux'- ies. The Malakoff News respectfully suggests that it high time that something is done to protect the Common people of America from poverty ignited by run-away inflation. One of the primary increases iWhich has hurt the worst has been the ever-increasing cost of our federal, state and local goverments. If the government is to control or limit prices in pri- Vate enterprise, in labor or in utilities, then the lesson ust start at home and the cost of govermental regulations must level off. In an article in the November 6, 1970, Executive l)igest published by the Texas Manufacturing Associ- the ever-increasing cost of living is brought by an article based upon figures prepared by the States Chamber of Commerce. Half of the Ieople who read this editorial were born before 1942, that is they are 28 years old, or older. Since that time the value of the dollar has shrunk 58c, or in other Words the buying power is not one half of what it 28 years ago. If the present rate continues, that by the time you are 56 years of age, then your 1942 dollar will be worth 18c. The article points out that if You now make $7,200. per year, or $600. per month, You will have to make $16,800. in 1998 to buy the Same foods. A $3,000. automobile will cost $7,000 i a $25,000. home will cost $58,000; a year in college now costing $4,000. will cost $9,400; a $275.00 television Set will cost $640; a $125.00 suit of clothes will cost $290, and a $25. pair of shoes will cost $58.00. The article further points out that food which Itow costs $38. will cost $89.; if you pay $43. per Week for housing you will be paying $100. per week, and laundry which costs $58. will cost $90. -- IIII --   ., -,. __ Propaganda And Jaw-Boning and transportation will increase from $17. to $40. In other words, if your weekly budget for food, clothing and transportation now is $123, in another 28 years it will cost you $287. per week and you will have no more than you have at present. In truth and in fact, you will probably have much less because taxes will continue to take an ever-increasing bite out of your pay check. In spite of all the talk and propoganda, the cost of living continues to increase at the rate of 6% an- nually, and by the time we absorb new taxes in 1971, plus price increases on all sides, the chances are the cost of living in the United States will increase more than 6% in 1971 unless something is done to prevent such increase in a constructive manner as compared to idle conversation. Approach the problem as you may, the fact re- mains that our nation is riding a soaring economy air- plane, the speed of which is ever-increasing, and un- less the brakes are applied the ride can come to a disasterous halt or end with a fatal crash. The Mal- akoff News is not an advocate of price control but it may become necessary to install a federal system of price control along with wage controls. We might come to compulsory arbitration. As much as we de- test maximum governmental regulations, the crime of inflation might justify the remedy of governmental regulations. While prices soar, so does unemployment. We now have 4.6 million Americans out of work. In Nov. unemployment reached 5.8% compared to 3.5%, or 2.7 million jobless a year earlier. Workers netted 2% less in October 1970 than in October 1969. Our econo- mists are now predicting a 6% unemployment rate early next year as the number of jobless Americans approach the 5 million mark. Even in the face of such rising unemployment, the federal government has re- duced essential spending. Our state highway program is at a standstill because no federal funds are avail- able. Perhaps the President of the United States and our other national leaders, as well as the members of Congress, might well look to decreasing non-essential spending while continuing federal assistance to need- ed job-producing programs such as the agricultural industry, highways, improvement of waterways and irrigation, increasing our forestry program and sim- ilar expenditures which represent investments and not an idle waste of money. Down through the years these programs will repay us many fold, while many of the assistance programs on which we annually spend millions have no lasting benefits whatsoever. Unless you want to trade the dollar bill for a quarter from which the silver has been removed, then the time has come for you to be heard. The voices of the rank and file Americans must reach Washington, Austin, Athens and other governmental centers. Let- ters of protest will help and a 6c stamp costs nothing compared to modern prices. The Five and Ten Cent Stores of our childhood have become Dollar Stores. We might not be able to return to the five and ten cent area but lets not convert these places to $5.00 stores. The Malakoff News urges Mr. and Mrs. aver- age American to speak now. It is later than you think. The first grade students of Malakoff Elementary set the mood for Christmas 1970 with a truly professional production of "A Charlie Brown Christ- mas," presented to a capacity crowd at the School auditorium here Monday night. The pro- gram, a musical play, was sponsored by the Malakoff Par- era-Teachers Association and starred students from the first grade classes of Mrs. O. A. Phillips, Sr., and Mrs. Reagan Hounsel. PTA President Mrs. Jim Harris and PTA VP Mrs. Bert Hucktleston directed the performance, assisted by the teachers. Members of the fifth grade classes served as hosts for the program. Kyle McLain, Jerry Johnson, Shelly Suds, Thomas Harkey, Jeff Garrison, Tracey Thomas and Lisa Weaks all shared spot light honors and the balance of the studen made up the chro- us which presented more than a dozen songs. The enthusiastic young PTA President measur- ed the event as a tremendous success. Still excRed from the pro- gram which allowed the stu- dents, teachers and parents the opportunity to work together, Mrs. Harris gave the following account of the program to the News early Tuesday. "Kyle McLain, our narrator was just marvelous. He knew all of his lines as well as the lines of the others. The musical showed the transformation from a commercial type unexciting Christmas to a Christmas of Love in which the true mean- ing was reflected. The first scene opened with a sing out of "You're A Good Man Chalrie Brown, followed by Kyle's description of the characters from Charles Shultz "Peanuts" who exist withdut visible adult support. Jerry Johnson was perfect as Charlie Brown who just could not get excited about Christ- mas. Snoopy, played by Jeff Garrison was elated about Christmas and Linus, played by Thomas Harkey could not understand why Charlie Brown could not be happy like Snoopy. Concerned about not being ov- erjoyed with Christmas Charlie Brown decided to seek profes- sional help from Lucy, played by Shelly Surls who was sell- ing "Psychiatric Help" for 5 cents. Lucy suggested involve- ment for Charlie Brown and to direct a Christmas play as a means of involvement with the season. But Charlie Browr play and all felt that Christmas was too commercial until under the careful supervision of Lucy, a drad Christmas tree selected by Charlie Brown was changed to a very beautiful tree as Lin- us told the Christmas story by directing the chorus to sing "Si- lent Night." All the tree needed was love, and Lucy in the end concluded that the play was not needed but rather more people like Linas wig) knew the true meaning of Christmas. All of the Children were just marvelous in the various roles. We hope to have equal success with the other projects we have planned." Mrs. Harris meotioned that full attention is being devoted to the "anti-pollution poster campaign" in which all stu- dents at the Elementary School are invited to participate. Dead- lines for entries was Thursday of this week, and Mrs. Harris stated that a par, el of judges was to he named. Winners will be selected from each class she said. Tigers Take Tournament by GLORIA GRAVES Ttie mighty Tigers really cooled off the Tolosa Midway tournament when they won the honor of first place. The first game for the Tigers was against Bishop, and the Tigers won 55-39. The second game, West Os- soa was beaten by the Tigers 74-44. Then came the big game the finals, with Tolosa, and the Tigers again over scored their opponent 52-44. The Tigers won first place and Jessie Green and Roy Smith were named all tourna- ment. Coach Ashlock commented on Roy Smith and Jessie Green as doing an outstanding job on de- fense. He said their defensive work was what helped them to accomplish all tournament. He also said, "Roy Smith is com- ing along real fine." The Tigers have not yet begun to really put pressure on their opponents. But by December 224, when they meet old rival, Browns- boro, they intend to really put down pressure, and control the ball better on offense. "I think the boys will go very far," said Coach Ashlock. The Tigerettes didn't do as well as the boys but lost only one and won three. There were no all tournament girls selected from Malakoff. But Coach Ash- lock commented on Virginia O'Neal and Shirley Sparks as doing a fine job. "If we hadn't lost Faye Payne, I think we would have done a better job. She was one of our strongest and best defensive players, and probably one of the most enthusiastic players also," said Coach Ashlock. Both teams did a wonderful job in representing Malakoff. There was a game scheduled here with Cayuga on the 14th but this game has been cancel- ed and replaced by Palestine. Its an A-B girls game. It is doubtful that there will be an Ennis tournament. Coach Ashlock has asked that if any- one knows of another tourna- ment on the 17th, 18th, and 19th please report it to him as soon as possible. This weekend the girls are in the Waco Robinson Tourna- ment. Lets give them the sup- port they deserve. Gulf States.United Phone Co Buys Lot At Payne Springs Gulf States-United Telephone Company is looking to the fu- ture in the Cedar Creek area. B. C. Trammell, manager for the company's Athens' district said today that a lot has been purchased for a new telephone building at Payne Springs. Installation of a new central office will be completed during the first quarter of 1971. Pre- liminary engineering plans on linking the exchange with the area are underway and more specific information will be a- vailable at a later date. The site of the new building was purchased from R. E. & Band Selling Polly Doodles The Malakoff Tiger Band is still selling the Gormet Rich Milk Chocolate Candy and Polly Doodles. "We are planning a trip and it will cost us at least $100000. We hope to achieve that goal by selling this candy. It makes a perfect Christmas present! So buy some from a band student today," a hand member said. Candy will be on sale at the home basketball games and at the bank Friday, today from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Mable Frazier'. Purchases of land, buildings, equipment, and installation within the Cedar Creek Lake area will cost the company more than $1 million dollars during 1970 and similar expenditure is expected during 1971. "This expansion in Payne Springs is a part of Gulf-States United's overall objective to provide quality telephone ser- vice in the Lake area," Tram- mell said. Firm Owned By Texas Clay C, ets Contract NASHVILLE. Tenn.-Temco, Inc. has received a contract for approximately $3.5 million to manufacture artillery projectiles for the Defense Department. Temco i owned by Texas Clay Industries, Inc. of Malakoff, Texas. and was recently put. chased from Temco's bankruptcy trustees. Under terms of the contract, which is from the Army Procurement Supply Agency at Joliet, Ill,, Temco will produce {he projectiles for the 106 ram. artillery piece over ap. proximately a year's time. About 80 persons will be directly con. netted with the production. Temco's primary activity is production of vented wall fur- naces and gas log fireplaces.