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Dublin Shamrock News (Newspaper) - March 3, 1977, Dublin, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY y 7^v BULK RATt U. S. POSTAGE PAID DUBLIN, TOME eCRMKtSl tim Trrrrrrrrrrrnrrrrg errrrrrrrr CROSS TUBERS TALK by Bill Lee, Editor Peanut farmers, I’m sure, already know, but just as a reminder-May 2 is the final date to transfer peanut acreage by sale or lease. This is also the final date to release peanut acreage if you do not plan to plant in 1977 und to request additional acreage. FOOD FOR THOUGHT department: The U.S. Department of Agriculture budget for this year is more tinfn $14 billion. Did you know that over $8.5 billion dollars of this amount is presently required to be used on welfare such as food stamps? Now chew that up and try to spit it out. Did you know Gerald Ford is becoming Jimmy Carter's vice president? That’s right ... you got it straight from the horse’s mouth. Both men were Boy Scouts when they were kids, and now Carter has been named honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America and Ford honorary vice president. Ford, incidentally, was an Eagle Scout when he was a boy. Louis and Elsie Ross were in the office the other day. It’s good to see Louis up and about again after being in the hospital for a spell. I told him he needed to take it real easy for a while and Elsie interrupted by saying, “He is. He did help wash the dishes one time and I told him he better be careful or he would get dishwater hands. ’ ’ Louis chimed in, “The doctor told me to just walk around and washing dishes ain't walking around.’’ (Elsie, I promise not to leave out any of your column again.) MY DAUGHTER’ like so many others I’m sure, brings her school problems home. Fir. continually puzzled and befuddled by some of the math problems she needs help with. Modem math, I guess, is just not my bag. I’m like the fellow who walked up to the principal’s desk and blurted out, “I want to take a refresher course in the fourth grade before my daughter entei s it.’’ That brownish haze that hung over Dublin and Central Texas last Wednesday and Thursday was simply a case of West Texas and New Mexico real estate changing hands. At one point during the seige of dust, winds got up to almost 50 miles an hour. It all prompted me to voice my disapproval to Lusk Randals when I went into the bank. I remarked, “I’ve got a mouth full of dust and my head’s about to come off.’’ Lusk replied, “You know the solution to that problem . . . just keep your moth shut.’’ I suppose the advice was well intended, but somehow it didn’t strike me as being the best solution to that problem. . . just keep your mouth shut.’’ I suppose the advice was well intended, but somehow it didn’t strike me as being the best solution. Lusk does have a way with words, however. Carl Childers called the other day inquiring about the step up on Daylight Savings Time (it was announced earlier that due to the energy crisis DST would be pushed up to become effective Feb. 28) Childers said he subscribed to three papers and also watched TV and had never seen nor heard about DST going into effect earlier this year. I must agree with him. They must have been keeping it a secret so everyone would be late for church on Sunday. Sfx aking about the energy crisis - never once was a factory closed down in the New York during the mid-winter critical period. And to think we were closing schools to help those pitiful souls up there. And now I understand Gov. James Rhodes of Ohio has been in Texas shopping for some of our precious gas. Go home, James, Go home! The Dublin Shamrock News is proud to announce that Will Ray Long has joined our team and will be providing his colorful and witty outdoors column for our newspaper Starting with this edition. Will Ray is a popular and Versatile writer, having had a syndicated column in a chain of large dailies at one time and is still in demand on the lecture circuit as a wildlife speaker. He will be writing about wildlife conservation, a timely and much-needed thing. We look forward to his columns and feel our readers will much enjoy what he has to say and his timely observations. Welcome aboard Will Ray! Our young people in agriculture do a real fine job and deserve our support as well as our gratitude. The Dublin Project Show will be held Saturday at Community Park and we can show that we are interested in our youth as well as their farm projects by turning out for this fine event. The Huckabay Show is scheduled for Monday, March 14 and the Hico Show on Friday, March 18 with all of these events culminating with the county show in Stephenville, March 19-21. See you next week, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.. Governor Will Visit City CLEANUP SLOGANS Pick It Up Pitch It In Clean It Up .Paint It Bright For old Dublin Town’s Delight! Leon Broughton U 261N Grafton Dublin, Tx 76446 ‘Kiss your wife and the Blarney Stone. Bring your Leperchaum and elbow grease and let’s get it done! Mr$. Homo! Cohorn Green was made for St. Patrick’s Day, So let’s make Dublin green once again! Participate in our Holiday! Don Schneider Jr. P.O. Box 161 Hey Folks Come on, gather round Let’s Clean up old Dublin Town. Do it quick, Make it shine, All the time. Eugenia Broughton 261N. Grafton Dublin, Tx. 76446 Dublin clean up in full swing Slogan Entries Coming In Clean-Up Drive Is Moving Ahead The Dublin Shamrock News-sponsored city clean up, paint-up, fix-up campaign and slogan contest is moving into high gear with citizens responding to the call for a cleaner, healthier and more attractive city as well as to the slogan contest being held in connection with the clean-up drive. Store fronts are taking on a cleaner appearance before the upcoming visit of Gov. Dolph Briscoe for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and several businesses and buildings are being remodeled as citizens begin to pitch in and beautify the city. Plans also have been made to sweep down Patrick and Blackjack streets, the city’s two main thoroughfares. This will take place just before the celebrations starts March 17, according to Mayor Jewell P. Humphreys. Entries are pouring in to the Shamrock News and are being published each week to create and motivate greater interest in the clean-up campaign. A panel of judges will select what they determine to be the best entry and the individual submitting the entry will be awarded a $25 U.S. Savings Bond by the Shamrock News. All en tries, including the winning entry, will be published along with the names in the newspaper. Deadline for entering the savings bond slogan contest is only seven days away - March IO. All persons submitting entries are asked to confine t^eir slogans to 25 words Oi less and to write slogans appropriate to the clean-up campaign. Entries should be typed or printed legibly. Civic, service and social organizations are especially urged to submit slogan entries as well as high school students to stimulate more interest in the clean-up, paint-up and fix-up program. DUBLIN EYESORE-This trash and litter along a road east of Dublin is an eyesore and points up the real need for cleanliness in the area as well as in the city. Join the clean-up, paint-up and fix-up campaign. Don’t be a litterbug. (News Photo) Pageant Tryouts Get Good Response Tryouts for “The Dubliners,’’ a pageant based on incidents and history of Dublin, drew a highly favorable response from those attending the auditions at the Dublin High School Auditorium Monday night. Based on first hand reports the pageant, written especially for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by Frances Turney, will be a reaj delight to see as those on hand for first auditions were impressed by the wit, humor and history brought out by the pageant. The pageant concerns Dublin history from 1850 to 1860. Persons present for the auditions who will help with the oroduct&n either in acting or designing the sets include Leon Broughton Q, Peggy and son, Leon III; Gene Whisenant and Gene Jr.; Lance Brown, Ken Anderson, Roger Carroll, Coy Wall, E.K. Nichols and Mrs. Echols, Arthur Gilbert Cecelia, Kimberly and Steven; Robert Burnett and Stephen; Jewell P. Humphreys, Willie Sewell, Eula Mae Doggett, Rev. J.W. Abernathy, Frances Turney Mary Jane Mingus, Mike Williams and Jack Gerhart. Production director is Micki Watson and Fannie Chambers is music director Mike Williams and Elva Mae Doggett are set designers for the production. The pageant will be held as a nart of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 17-20, with shows being presented on Friday and Saturday nights, March 18-19 in the high school auditorium. WORLD PRAYER There will be a World Day of Prayer Service at First Christian Church on Friday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. The service is jointly sponsored by the First Christian Church and the First United Methodist Church. The service will include singing, prayers and scriptural reading and will last about one hour, according to Rev. Marc Ttnstman, pastor of first Christian Church. Parade To Open Festival The big, four-day St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will officially kick off w»th a colorful parade of floats and bands Thursday, March 17 with Gov. Dolph Briscoe heading the Opening-Day spectacular as grand marshal. If plans of Dr. Ron Huse and David Cleveland, who have mapped and coordinated events for the celebration materialize, then a B-52 out of Carswell Air Force Base will fly across the parade route on Patrick Street and the expected large crowd of spectators to liven up and give the parade added attention and emphasis. The Governor and Mrs. Briscoe will arrive by plane at the Stephenville Airport and will motor to Dublin for the parade. A reception at about 4:15 p.m. at Community Parte will be held for the Governor and his wife at which time they will chat with people and do some handshaking. Hie Governor will ride in a pony cart with Jack Gerhart at the head of the parade and afterwards will enjoy the Irish stew supper at the school lunchroom, also staying for the talent show in the high school auditorium. In addition to the talent show, headed by Mrs. Mary Wall, other contests during the celebration will include an Irish Dress contest, state championship Irish stew cook-off, Gov. Dolph Briscoe st. pat s visitor Armadillo race and IO team softball tournament. The celebration will feature country and western dances nightly with the Country Classics appearing Thursday night, March 17, and Ray Chamberlain and The Southern Comforts providing music Friday and Saturday nights, March 18-19. Box Car Willie will also be on hand for special appearances Saturday night. Student admissions will be $2 with all others paying $2.50. Other activities include a giant gem and mineral exhibit and sale, headed up by Cross Timers Gem and Mineral Club President Rich Cowan, prize games, carnival rid*°s, a flea market, calf and steer ropings, and arts and crafts displays. The 1977 St. Pat’s Celebration is dedicated to outgoing Chamber President W. D. Raley and Mrs. Raley. The incoming chamber president, Bill Grimes, will hand arrangements for the Governor’s visit to Dublin. Editor Airs Growth Of Newspaper Newspapering today and yesterday, plus the growth of the Dublin Shamrock News since the newspaper was established in Dublin last year were the subjects discussed by Editor Bill Lee when he addressed the Dublin Rotary Club at their Tuesday noon luncheon. Lee, a guest of Coy Wall, city real estate agent and arts dealer, told the club the Shamrock had experienced a rapid rate of growth in circulation and advertising and is continuously striving to improve the quality and content of the publication. The editor related some of his experiences during his 27 years in news-papering and invited club members to visit the News office and see first hand the procedures necessary in getting out a newspaper. Rotary President Leon Broughton II told the club that a boy or girl from the district to which the Dublin Rotary Club belongs will be selected to visit Japan as a part of the Rotary-sponsored youth exchange program which provides for a boy or girl from this area to travel to Japan while a Japanese boy or girl in turn visits here. It will involve a two-week trip and. stay with Rotary paying air travel expenses to and from Japan. Rotarians heard Joe Stevens, Dublin Hospital administrator, at their February 22 meeting. Stevens explained the rising medical costs in relation to the hospitals. Guests at this meeting included Dr. W. O. Trogdon, president of Tarleton State University, Stephenville, and Hilton Crane and Jim Casstevens of Stephenville. Dr. W. H. Stephen spoke to the club at their February 15 meeting, discussing U.S. History and things related to the U.S. Centennial observance. FRISKIE AND FRIEND—Friskie, a gentle cat, poses with her owner, Kelly Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Scott, I IO West Clinton St. Kelly, a second grader, 'feeds and wateis her cat daily. (News Photo)
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