Dublin Shamrock News (Newspaper) - September 4, 1977, Dublin, Texas 3' * fnn r 7^ amroc Serving and Rural Erath County VOLUME D NO. 7 SEPTEMBER 4, 1977 PHONE 445-3306 Program Starts Sept. 6 Proctor Camping The Fort Worth U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will start its Winter Season User Fee Collection Program on September 6, 1977, and will continue to May 1978, District Colonel John F. said Collection of fees are required under Public Law 93-303 enacted in June 1974. Where economically fee collection is required under the law at all Federal campgrounds providing tent or trailer drinking sanitary access reasonable visitor and other Electrical hookups for campers are available in the winter fee Electrical hookups in parks will be turned off on September 6, 1977, for the duration of the The fees range from to per day at designated Fees of fifty cents per day will be collected for use of electrical outlets at the fee The Corp of Engineers will be providing several free camping areas without electrical hookups at each Holders of the passport issued to Citizens will receive 50 percent reduction on camping and electrical hookup fees at all operated fee recreation ' At Proctor a charge will be made in Copperas Creek Park on a year-round The fee for Basic Family Camping will be per for sites with an electrical the fee will be per Energy Legislation Imposes Cost Burdens POUND Abandoned pets from Erath County look for new Erath County Humane Society Headquartered In Stephenville The Erath County Humane Society was recently formed and will be headquartered in The society idea was spawned in September of 1976, aided by the Stephenville Police In March of 1977 when society officers were this move was all that was necessary to boost the Society into an active part of the The Humane at works in coordination with the Stephenville a city operated The original intention of formation was for the Society to serve as means for people to report animal cruelty without getting involved - with the Now any report of a cruelty violation goes to the Humane Society The Society handles the matter by informing police and animal control and often escorts the officer to check the At the Humane Society is not licensed with the National Humane since a review of applicants and licenses are only given once a Until national license is the Society will continue to work directly with the Stephenville Upon the Society hopes to become an independent Last word was received that the Society was to be given a small office in plus a separate kennel for looking after sick This news boosted the morale of already enthusiastic Society Joyce Whitis is acting President of the Erath County Humane and information or reports should be given to her at 968-8450 in The Stephenville pound is presently headed by Mr. B. Animal Control According to Mr. the average number ' of pets picked up weekly is 30 to 35. while M Pennies will be performing at Rodeo fund raising Fund Raising Scheduled To Benefit Dublin Rodeo Fund raising projects are being scheduled to aid thr Dublin After western dances are being with the first to be the Saturday night before the Dublin Fall Joe Paul Nichols and the Five Pennys will be performing at this and all proceeds go toward the Dublin - Anyone wanting to volunteer help on a or wishing to donate to this event is urged to contact Dr. Ron Huse or Dr. Dennis Reed of Advertising is being sold to county for the souvenier and publicity releases have been sent across the Plans for the Everett Colborn Rodeo and Timers Reunion are in full This event scheduled for Spring of 1978, in conjunction with the St. Patrick's is to be a one-time event dedicated to the late Everett rodeo and the late C. E. past president of the World Championship Rodeo It is hoped that these men will be inducted into the Cowboy Hall of FAme for their efforts in promoting the sport of rodeo in years only about 10 of these pets are placed in Lack of population control of female dogs is contributing to this At this the pound offers no help spay but perhaps with Humane Society assistance such a program will be Stephenville Pound fee for adopting a pet is per City license is for male dogs and for Any pet turned over to the pound for adoption must be left with a fee It is a sad situation when such a great number of pets must be put down simply for lack of Pet control would greatly curtail the number of pets adding to an already bad Any person wishing to help the Society may do so since all help is on a volunteer A love of animals is the only Folklore Class Added in American a graduate-level course in will be offered as a part of Tarleton State University's evening curricula this Taught by Dr. Sue Mc associate professor of the course will introduce the student to multiple types of folklore with emphasis on the role of the Western hero in literary genres such as the legend and Dr. McGinity is an active participant on programs and in work of the American Folklore Society as well as that of regional and local He research has centered on traditional A recipient of several Organized Research she is currently studying the rebirth of the prodigal motif in traditional country She will read a paper entitled Rise and Demise of Redneck in the Folklore Division of the annual Meeting of the in Studies in American Folklore will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Students may register for this and other course offerings beginning August 29. Registration will continue through September 8. A special evening registration period for the convenience of graduate students was held August 29. Further information is available by calling the Office of the Federal energy legislation passed by the House and under consideration by the Senate would impose increased cost burdens on already hard-pressed consumers and do nothing to increase fuel supplies or deal with the real energy warned officials of Texas Power & Light said chairman and chief executive J. F. could virtually wipe out state and local control over financially cripple increase tax jeopardize reliability of energy and thus threaten jobs and the thriving economy of Skelton noted that President Carter's original energy proposal was only 250 The recently passed by the House was over 500 One part of the legislation that was not included in the Carter would authorize the Department of Energy to supervise and review the ratemaking activities of the state regulatory if these agencies fail to adopt minimum standards set forth in the Federal Energy Act. REV. FRAZIER First Baptist Calls Rev. Frazier As Pastor Reverend Jack pastor of the Beckley Hills Baptist Church of has accepted the call extended by the First Baptist Church of Dublin to become Rev. Frazier is a native of Honey having graduated from High Texas and Dallas Baptist He has pastored the Central Baptist Temple Baptist Los New and Berrendo Baptist New He has been pastor of the Beckley Hills Baptist Church for the past four He is married to the former Jolene They have 2 8 and 6. Rev. Frazier will assume duties September 18. Denton Visits County Former State Representative Lane Denton was in Erath County visiting with friends and supporters seeking their counsel regarding his possible candidacy for the United States Although Denton has filed notice of his intention to seek the 11th District seat with the Clerk of the U. S. House of no formal announcement will be made until after a complete tour of the 19 counties in the Congressional Denton said his experience in government would serve him well in service as a member of the Texas House of Representatives and recently as a member of President Carter's National Task Force studying problems of Older Americans has been a great honor and a learning experience but the U. S. Congress has broader responsibility and will give me a greater opportunity to serve the people of the 11th Congressional Denton is from a pioneer Texas family with relatives who served in Battle for He is a former public school teacher and Lane and his grew up on farms in the rural areas of McLennan County and now live near Waco with their eight year old The Dentons own and operate a 100 acre farm and raise Holstein the past several I have visited many of the 19 counties and most of the urban and rural cities and towns in the I look forward to getting to know and serve the people of this great Congressional The people of Coleman County and the people in Williamson County may be several hundred miles from each but they need and should expect their Congressman to be familiar with their particular Denton The 11th District includes 15 including Erath means cities and towns in the service area and the Public Utility Commission would be reduced to mere administrators of federal said if the Dept. of Energy was not satisfied with their job it could take direct control of Skelton says there is no evidence that present procedures are not adequate and ho expresses the fear that the legislation will further complicate and delay an already lengthy regulatory process. A deadline of 1990 is set for discontinuance of the use of natural gas and oil New Teachers Breakfast Scheduled The Stephenville Chamber of Commerce will host a new teachers breakfast for all new faculty members of the Stephenville Public Schools and Tarleton State University on September 7, at 6:45 in the T. S. U. Dining The annual affair is sponsored by the Education Committee of the Community Development Chairman of this year's breakfast is Dr. John The breakfast program will include welcoming remarks by Chamber President Neal and the presentation of teachers and sponsors by President W. O. Trogdon of T. S. and Superintendent G. B. Gilbert of the Stephenville Public The format for the breakfast is businessman takes a teacher to meaning that each teacher present is the special guest of one member business of the Chamber of The purpose of this program is to promote better working relations and understanding between the business and educational communities of A large number of Chamber members and educators are expected for the which is also open to the The mean will cost per person and will be served cafeteria The program will adjourn at 7:50 a.m. for day-to-day generation of and a graduated excise tax would be levied beginning in 1983 at 55 cents per million as an encouragement for electric utilities to convert to alternate don't see it as encouragement for said rather as an unfair provision that would result in customers of the Texas Utilities System of which is a paying as much as million in user taxes from 1983 to 1990." building lignite plants and nuclear facilities as quickly as but under our present schedule we will still require gas and oil for some of our generation in 1990." Skelton might speed up the process to meet the but there are other companies who are not as far along in the conversion as and would find it impossible to meet the 1990 The chairman considers another provision of the legislation a serious threat to the reliability of the Texas Interconnected of which is a part. This would grant the Secretary of Energy the emergency authority to order interconnects between companies in all parts of the to order the wheeling of power from one part of the country to and to order power Texas Interconnected in operation for 40 has saved Texas from major blackouts and power said have paid for the present reliable There having to pay for additional facilities necessary to provide for such interconnections woud such interconnections would provide no tangible this energy legislation becomes Skelton will be only a matter of time before Texans find themselves facing the same energy problems already experienced in other parts of the This was recognized by Texas Congressional representatives who voted in overwhelming SPONSORS NOVEMBER TREASURE TOUR The Treasures of a remarkable exhibition of the burial treasures of ancient will be the subject of a sponsored by the Continuing Education Programs of Tarleton State University in The which will be at the New Orleans Museum of Aft from September - is drawing record crowds as it visits major cities in the United and special tours from the Dallas - Fort Worth area are rapidly filling up to The tour and the set for Dec. 3-5, will mark first venture of this and will offer an opportunity for both Tarleton students and area residents to see these magnificent The study tour offers continuing education credit for those that are but the trip is not limited to those who are seeking continuing education In addition to the tour the venture include pre- tour lectures and briefing on Nov. 22 and Nov. 29 to acquaint participants with the history of the discovery of the Tutankhamen tomb and The Egyptian era they and a preview of the treasures and art objects through slides and Dr. Rosemary Tompkins of Tarleton State University will direct the The which is to has museum reservations for December 4. The cost of the tour will be for two nights at a French Quarter air fair from D-FW to New Orleans and admittance to the a two-hour sight-seeing tour of New including the French and other places of interest and all baggage handling and Interested persons should contact Pat Continuing Education Tarleton State Texas 76402 or call 817-968-2169.