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   Grand Prairie Daily News (Newspaper) - January 7, 1976, Grand Prairie, Texas                                GRAND ALLAMERICA CITY GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS Grand Prairies Newspaper Since 1908 CIRCULATION PHONE 2621329 VOLUME 68 NUMBER 57 GRAND TEXAS JANUARY 1976 2 SECTIONS PRICE DAILY lOc SUNDAY ISc Landfill meeting may draw huge protest tonight More than 400 people are ex pected to be at city hall tonight for meeting of the sanitary landfill study committee to protest the commit tees consideration of a land fill site near the intersection of State High way 360 and Interstate The which calls itself the Southern Area Landfill plans to show their own films and slides of actual landfill operations in the Dal Our mailbag this week reveals that there is a search on to locate all former World War II military glider Heading up this hunt is National World War II Glider Pilots Association which maintains a re gional office in These hunters are true to the we because even though the letter came all the way from it was carried by a red and 13 US Airmail The letter says so the group has found of the original men who flew the Army Air Forces CG4A combat For those of us who are too young to recall and for those of us who are pretending to glider was used during the war by both sides to land troops in occupied It was used in lieu of para chutes bscause the glider could land men and intact a reasonably large mass rather than scattering the equipment and troops all over the countryside as parachutes are prone to The Ger mans used the silent craft most ef fectively in the invasion of the Neth erlands as did the Americans during the invasion of Europe on History books teach us that the job of a glider pilot was a rather dangerous because dur ing the European invasion they had a tendency to land in several pieces rather than as originally Some historians have called these pilots a foolhardy bunch of volun It is surprising that the association hasbeen able to locate as many former glider pilots as they It would appear that after vol unteering for glider a man would not volunteer for anything PRAIRIE BULLETINGrand Prairies Merchants Association has scheduled a meeting for 7 Thursday at 402 Safari Purpose is to discuss plans for up coming merchandising promotions for holidays such as Mothers Prairies Chamber ol Commerce has 100 tickets available for the 8 matinee performance of the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show in Fort Chamber Executive Director Charles Dougherty said the re served seat tickets can be bought at the chamber 306 Main from until 5 week lasFort Worth area to counter a presentation by the committee of wellrun landfill operations in Cali fornia and Grand Prairie Council man Johnny who chairs the landfill study said it is not the intention of the committee to hear testimony on landfill Its not our perogative to take said Were basi Druthers wont land good work By JIM STEWART Daily News Staff Writer At Richard Tarr has been in college for the past five has two semesters left to finish college and perhaps only a few days left be fore he becomes a He was among the thousands of persons to pass through the doors of the Texas Employment Commission in the past Like the Tarr came to TEC in hopes offinding a niche in the job market for He has been looking for work for the past three Tarr would like to get a job in the accounting field but has slack ened his criteria for finding a satis factory Im willingto take al most anything that pays He has managed to score a mod erate income through driving a truck part time but found the work was not steady I would take a job driving a truck full time but every time I ap ply for a job as a truck there are 10 guys in front of me with more With just two semesters left be fore graduating with a degree in ac Tarr is less than optimistic about a carser in his A college degree now is like a high school diploma 10 years he Employers are looking for people with graduate degrees plus five years of they can get My attitudes toward a college degree have changed since I started said Its an ers office manager for the Today is an employers market because they have more applications for jobs than they A few years employ ers were asking us just to send them warm There are plenty of jobs availa especially in this said The jobs are there but everybody has their They had rather do this or that or the job doesnt pay en Baggarly said the TEC lists jobs from all professions and some of them are top paying But they also ask for top He looks for the unemployment rate to drop to as low as per cent within the next two or three but reminded that the drufrhers may have to take second priority to Weather forecast Grand Prairie weather will be fair tonight and The low tonight will be near 15 and the high Thursday in the middle Winds will become northeasterly six to 12 the inside Former Nixon aides appeal The evidence that convicted four of former President Richard Nixons top aides on conspiracy is overwhelming and there are no grounds for a new Watergate prosecutors have told an appeals Page 2 GREG GOFFINET keeps his mind on school business in Geep Page EMETA NICHOLS has an eye on the Page THERES A proper time to plant landscape Its told in Garde ners Page THE HOOKMASTERS have been honored by the Dallas County Com Page Comics Page 2 Jack Anderson Page 1 Local Sports Page 1 Crossword Page 2 World News Page 1 cally a study committee and its not pur perogative to hold public hear ings on the He said the committee would be willing to see any of the slides and films that the antilandfill group in tends to present if it will help them to better explain their objections to the landfill he this will not be a public hearing and no action will be taken and no decisions will be He said the public would be given three opportunities to speak for or against the landfill site selec tion once that selection has been He said the city council and the planning and zoning commission of the host city the city in which the landfill will be located would have to hold public hearings on the site in addition to a public hearing which is required by state The group in opposition to the landfill location formed after the comprised of members of five cities including Grand Prai DeSoto and Cedar announced they had selected five sites to One of those sites is located at 360 and IH 20 near the southern Tarrant County community of from which Daily News photo ANOTHER ANOTHER has been looking for a job for three He prefers a job in the accounting field with hours that will allow him to go to In recent Tarr has liberalized his stipulations for a job like many others who pass through the doors of the Texas Employment Commission each City hires Texarkanas attorney for post here Grand Prairie City Manager Cliff hired the city attorney from Texas to serve as city attorney for Grand most of the opposition members of the group now claim that the bulk of the group is comprised of south Arlington resi A decision on where the landfill which will serve the five cities participating in the will be located is pending engineering Belt Line Road gains funding Motorists who get caught daily in the Belt Line RoadJefferson Street Missouri and Pa cific slow take heart because Dallas County sioner Roy Orr has ridden to the res Approximately in the countys general operating budget for 1976 will be earmarked for the purchase of rightofway for the wid ening of Belt Line Grand Prai rie city officials will combine Orrs with their own for the purchase of rightofway to widen the road from its present four lane roadway to a sixlane thour In the they hope to eliminate the bottleneck at Belt Line and Jefferson Street which is created by the large volume of traf fic passing through the intersection and by rushhour freight trains which come through the The will be widened from the DallasFort Worth Turnpike to State Highway 303 Present plans call for the road to split at Grand Prairie Road into twothree oneway roads and rejoin again at Small Hill thus easing some of the traf fic congrestion at the Jefferson Street Monies for the rightofway for the road were included in the 1975 Dallas County road bond issue which failed to gain voter When that bond issue failed and commissioners failed to agree on calling a parreddown version of the bond Orr said he began to seek other ways of financing the The money for the rightofway will come from the general operat ing said These will be earmarked funds so they cant be used for any other City Manager Cliff Johnson said the city council will have to approve the additional to go with the county money but said he sees no problem in the funding gaining coun cil The total local cost of the right ofway was last estimated at which is half of the total rightofway cost for the Total cost of the project is million with the state highway department to pay million of the Right now were looking at at least a 1977 said It will take at least a year to ac quire the All of the rightwofway money will be spent between Skyline Drive and the Johnson Rightofway for a sixlane highway has already been acquired and dedi cated for the project between Sky line and neither Orr nor John son could be certain if the dedicated to rightofway costs would be enought money to purchase the land for the Right said Im looking for donations of This project has been important to the city of Grand Prairie for a num ber of years and cant help but bene fit the HUTCHINS Johnson told the Daily News Tuesday that he had confirmed the hiring of Clayton Hutchins of Tex Hutchins has served as city attorney for Texarkana for four years and assistant city attorney that city for three Hutchins will take over the posi tion on February replacing John Bell who left the Grand Prairie post on November 15 to take a position as legal counsel for the newly formed Texas Public Utilities Wendle director of public works for the who is also an at has been filling the vacancy left by Hutchins is a 1968 graduate of the University of Texas Law School and obtained a degree in education before attending law He will assume his post at an an nual salary of an increase from Bells annual salary of Johnson said that Hutchins is well qualified for the position and has had good experience in mu nicipal law while in Hutchins is married and has four Bullocks raiders cast eye at local flea markets The State Comptrollers office has launched a crackdown on sales tax receipts from Grand Prairie area flea Reed Grand Praine field representative for the comp trollers said he and other agents have begun to review pro cedures used by owners and op erators of flea most no tably Traders Village in Grand to determine if the indi vidual vendors who lease space from from the flea flea are able to collecting sales tax on each We were out at Traders Vil lage over the Beebe and as far as I can deter they are collecting and pay ing sales The possibility that the indi vidual vendors at the various flea markets in Grand Prairie were not paying the one per cent city sales tax has been of concern to city officials ever since Traders the citys largest flea market opened its doors to Beebe said his thus has revealed that both the individual vendor and the owners have insured that sales tax has been The state collects a five per cent tax and forwards one per cent to the citys for their sales Beebe said the review of the sales tax collection procedures were launched after his office had received requests to look into the He said investigation into the sales tax charge by flea market vendors would Council sidesteps utility hikes The Grand Prairie city council sidestepped making a decision on an overall electric rate increase and passing on whether or not to give Southwestern Bell permission to charge for directory assistance calls Tuesday Both utility which faced the council after a holiday will be back on the 13 agenda and council members promised to give a definite decision on an aver age nine per cent rate increased re quested by the Texas Electric Serv ice The company has been hanging in limbo since September 2 when the company requested the hike which they wanted to go into effect on Dec Councilman Johnny Jinks said he wanted more time to study the City Financial Director Glenn Har riss report on the increase unlike recent reports on utility rate made no recommendation on how the council should decide on the The other six members of the council agreed to postpone the matter a week with councilman Phil Duncan imploring the conncil not to let the matter drag on week after Southwestern Bell manager Andy Anding faced about 45 minutes of questioning as to his companys proposed new policy of charging 20 cents for information calls to each phone customer after the customer has expended a free five calls per The stiffest resistance to the Bell proposal came from Wilson who said he felt the which would gener ate an additional million in Dal las was a good idea particu larly if it aids in forestalling a telephone rate He to Bells policy of charging for information calls regardless of whether the phone numbers re quested are listed in the phone book or I cant go along with the charge for nonlisted phone said and I wont vote for Mayor ProTern Weldou Parkhill requested that ordinance be submit ted to the council that the informa tion charge go into effect for a 60 day trial period and stipulating that handicapped and other people who qualify be omitted from the charge and that the charge not go into effect until all of the other cities in the Dal las W telephone exchange begin the Anding said to impli ment the charge on   

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