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   Dublin Shamrock News (Newspaper) - March 3, 1977, Dublin, Texas                                |7-     (*--�' 'J .'"no BULK RATE U. S. POSTAGE PAID DUBLIN. TEXAS PERMIT. #.51 -/.it DUBLIN SHAMROCK %w "Dedicated to Serving the People of Dublin and Surrounding Areas" VOLUME I, NO. 33 MARCH 3, 1977 PHONE 445-3306 TEN CENTS CROSS TIMBERS 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 ursd to request additional acreage. FOOD FOR THOUGHT department: The U.S. Department of Agriculture budget for this year is more than $14 billion. Did you know that nver $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 cr 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. I'm continually puzzled and befuddled by some of the math problems she needs help with. Modern 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 ha.ze 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. Speaking 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 Parade To Onen Festival Dublin cleanup 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 10. All persons submitting entries are asked to confine their 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. ^^^^^^^^ The big, four-day St. Patrick's Day Celebration will officially kick off w
                            

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