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San Jacinto News-Times (Newspaper) - September 4, 1969, Shepherd, Texas WITH W San Jacinto VOLUME VIII Son Jacinto County Thursday 4 1969 NUMBER 20 H JACINTO COUNTY BUSINESS IY BOB BROWN BRIEFS We In and around Coldspring owe a great deal to the people of Shepherd for their willingness to send their fire truck to our aid I think this kind of neighbor is one we can be really proud of and should show it The say is that now these fine folks need help in repairing their equipment We want to and will help as soon as we can find out their exact needs Wasn't that an excellent article by Opal Hollis last week about our Historical Survey Committee All of us that care about our County should contact one of the committee to see what we can do to help them attain their goals The fishing is so good in our area All you fishermen should explore the area around and see for yourself why the Westside is the of this wonderful Lake Livingston Even the good old fish know where o go Halls Lake and Snag Lake and just on and on is now offering some real catches for the angler Also soon the air will be filled with the report from shotguns cause we are really seeing a lot of fat does and the season is near Check oat the many reasons why you would like to live in San Jacinto County and you probably soon will The most wonderful people and the most beautiful country is right here in San Jacinto County Those of you interested in business will really be impressed cause right away you'll see we don't want business as usual but Business as Planned Shepherd PTA Meets The Shepherd has called a meeting for the thi rfi Monday in September which will be September 15 Time p.m in the High School Auditorium All parents are urged to attend Athletic Boosters To Meet Band Boosters Need Help The Shepherd Band Boosters Club needs a coffee pot and a roaster for the con- session stand If you can donate any amount of Big Bo- nus Stamps or S t H Green Stamps to help obtain these items please call Mrs R Howard Ph or Mrs Wanda Starkey Ph For new parents in our com- munity that would like to help please send the stamps in an envelope marked Band Boosters and give it to your child's teacher The Band Boosters Club Coldspring FHA Chapter Elects Officers The officers for the Coldspring FHA Chapter Ferguson President Lynn Vice-President Carolyn McCray Secretary Annie Harrison Treasurer Elma Denson rian Elizabeth Capps torian Sue Wilson Reporter Elizabeth Brooks Song der and Jan Ameson Pianist The first meeting will be an Emblem Service It will be held on September 11 All FH A members are urged to attend Shepherd ISO Taxpayers May Appeal To Equalization Board Monday September 8 Booster Club meets at TUB liana on of value with a payers and to dele at Shepherd High needs your help Your tax rate of per hundred its legal obligati butions will certainly be with ra Shepherd Independent School DistrictSuperintendent Ronald W Corn speaking for the Board of Trustees announced this week that no more meetings will be called with any taxpaying groups of Districts and any protest of values wll have to be taken up with the Board In an attempt to meet the school budget for of property values in the District have been in- creased sharply The District taxes on of value with a School This is an urgent meeting to elect officers everyone is urged to come and become a member of the Boosters Our ball team support Let's get behind butions will certainly be For Road Safety At a Public Hearing on the current budget held recently a number of taxpayers in opposition to the increase The over five hours and little Has accomplished In regard to any future meetings school officials sued the following statement this week On September 2 Board met in a special ing to discuss the proposition of meeting with a group of payers and to determine what ions are in connection with raising San Jacinto Fair Parade Committee Needs Your Help THE FAMILY LAWYER Jk San Jacinto County Fair time is here again The dates of the 1969 25 26 27 The parade will be Thursday September 25 at As you know the parade plays an important part in the fair If the parade is going to be the success that everyone wants it to be the Parade Committee is going to need the help of everyone in the County We invite all clubs and tions to be represented in the parade All business are urged to en- ter a commercial float Floats will be judged on theme beauty balance and originality The first place winner will receive a Second place winner will re- a and Third place will receive a trophy and The Trail ride wagons will also be judged and they will get first second and third place trophies There will also be a trophy for the most outstanding entry in the rade The Parade Committee Mrs Vernon McKinzie Chairman Alta Mae son and Tena Williams are looking forward to working with you on the 1969 San Jacinto County Fair Parade Hay barn Opens The Fall ing is this Saturday night September 6 The star ed line-up is headed by the beautiful Sherri You will also be able to enjoy the many talents of other starts such as Link Davis Lew Flory and Bonnie Shaw Everyone make plans now to attend the big Fall Opening show at the Haybarn in herd Make it a family affair and come on out to the barn on September 6 Hunnicutt Speaks At First Baptist Rev Hoyt Hunnicutt of derbilt Texas will be guest speaker at the First Baptist Church in Shepherd Sunday September 7 1969 All bers are urged to attend and are most welcome Dinner will be served church immediately ing the morning worship hour A system that simulates in a computer the performance of a driver and his car at complex intersections has been by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory to study techniques for improving driver ity and as an aid in designing Whether you are aware of it or safor highways not a will has already been pre- The computer model of pared for you Known as the types of intersections ute of descent and it resents an altogether new is a plan drawn up by your state proach for describing and legislature to be used after your simulating human behavior death in case you fail to make a Dr Edwin HOWE'S will head of the divide up your Generally oratory s Transportation f speaking it follows a kind of law search Department said More of averages dividing things up the specifically the computer way an average person probably model numerically describes in would detail what driver sees the i In theory that makes sense But decisions ho makes and how in practice the use of cut-and-dried he as he Approaches rules can have some startling con- ft h d sequences For In one case a youth who intersection controlled by traffic devices he noted dered his father was held entitled In f t th computer mode lo his estate Under the state ute since a son's rights fn even the careless were one having and Predict intersection thought about the possibility of collisions murder Dr Kidd said one of the In another case a woman was most neglected aspects of our awarded her husband's estate even roadways and their though she was living in adultery ments is the intersection 1 where some 25 per cent of all hv his deaths year after It is unnecessary to discuss the Everybody come and bring a dom or is highways which basket lunch Let us have a hnt lh h d d do not intersections good turn out for church and the for the dinner We would like for each member to make themselves a committee of one to invite other members and friends to hear Bro Hunnicutt Point Blank Visitors by which the rights of must be determined when a man dies leaving sm children and only a modest estate In most slates if he has not made a will of his own only his estate would go to the widow balance going directly to the children For the widow this could mean years of going through court procedures for permission to spend the children's money on the nary expenses of life The trouble is not that the makers in drawing up he pre- fabricated will don't try to be Rather Know this She has been a resident of Shepherd for 30 years or more Has worked several different places here in town Known by just about everyone and a friend to all The little girl in last weeks paper is none other than our lovely postmistress Mrs Gladys Tribe Mr and Mrs A V White Jr had as their dinner guests Sunday Mr and Mrs Ned dan and son of Los Angeles Mr Oliver W Lewis and ly of Akron Ohio Mrs Ida M Lewis Dallas Mr and Mrs Elmer Holiday Rather the trouble is that and children of Houston Mr cannot possibly foresee the and Mrs Andrew Tolbert and particular needs of each individual daughter Cynthia of family ville Mr and Mrs Collier Williams Jr of La Marque Mr George William of Dallas Mr and Mrs Collier Williams Sr and daughters Diann Lamel little Fredrick and Mr and Mrs Floyd Williams and children of Dallas cient revenue to finance the school program The board retained the use of an attorney to meet with them and was advised as to the course of action they should take The Board in an attempt to meet its responsibilities felt that it needed legal ad- vice in regards to tax of the District The Board wants to proceed in an orderly and legal manner in order to protect the interest of all taxpayers in the Dis- On the advice of the sel the Board decided that a meeting with any taxpaying group should be postponed and any taxpayer wanting to test values should appear be- fore the Board of tion pursuant to the notice in local newspaper The notice referred to in the statement was published in the San Jacinto and calls for the Equalization Board to con- vene on Monday September 8 Feelings in Shepherd and other parts of the District are running high against the tax increases to run the school which some say are as high as The School Board takes the position that the values and tax rate are necessary if the school is to operate within its budget and provide the tional services the people want Earl J Martin a ton resident and native son of San Jacinto County sent out a letter of protest to S E Dupuis Shepherd ED saying the new assessments sent an increase in some in- stances of property in the contends the increase in taxes as reflected by notices sent out by the District will tainly discourage ownership of land and tend to kill the in- centive to develop try in San Jacinto County Martin's protest was based on three 1 The value placed on tain properties has little or no ket assuming that the value shown on the notice represents of market value 2 It is apparent that values are not equal and uniform on properties on which I have received notices Further ther e is little equity between the valuation placed on my property and those ties owned by people with whom I am acquainted who have received similar notices 3 Your new assessments represent an increase in same instances of plus They cannot know for instance that one of your children needs more protection than the others or that you would like to make a grateful bequest lo an old friend or that you want lo lend your port lo a favorite charity Mrs Elizabeth McMurrey Killed In Highway 59 Wreck Moon Egg Found Mr Don Parker from Urbana brought in a egg which he named the Moon Egg The egg is moon shaped with a full moon in the center and craters on either side This is quite a novelty Mr Parker says the egg was laid a few days after the man landed on the moon A good believe it or not Photo A collision between a late model station wagon and a loaded with took the life of Mrs Elizabeth McMurrey 74 last p.m The accident occurred in- side the Shepherd City Limits on IS 59 almost directly in front of the Hoy Lewis vice Station and across the US Highway from the Dairy Mart The driver and two other passengers were injured and admitted to the Hospital in Cleveland Mrs Minnie ford 51 listed as driver of the station wagon was treated at Cleveland and later red to a Houston Hospital Her condition was listed as critical according to Highway man Delbert Comte of land the Two children Doren Keith Bradford 2 and Reginal ferson 5 both passengers in the station wagon were ted to the Cleveland hospital Driver of the truck mond 29 of son was not reported to be in- jured Mrs McMurrey long-time resident of San Jacinto County was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Arnett The investigating officer said both vehicles were heading south with the truck in the left-hand lane and the station wagon In the right hand lane The accident occurred when the station wagon at- tempted a left-hand turn and crossed in front of the truck Mrs McMurrey operated Neal's Dress Shop in ston for several years before retiring about a year ago You may not be able to fool all the people all the time But these superhighway interchange signs come pretty close to it WRECK CLAIMS LIFE Mrs Elizabeth McMurrey 74 long-time resident of San Jacinto County lost her life last week on IB 59 when this car in which she was riding turned in front of a large Ing a load of Three others in the station wagon were injured Staff
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