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San Jacinto News-Times (Newspaper) - September 4, 1969, Shepherd, Texas MNLO WITH tOUTHfIN YIU.O W P1NI San Jacinto VOLUME VIII Son Jacinto County, Thursday, Seplember 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 hear- 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 Ccldspring and see for yourself why the "Westside is the Bestside' 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 P-TA 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. 628-2311, or Mrs. Wanda Starkey, Ph. 62S-21S2. 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 1969-70 Coldspring FHA Chapter are: Shcrlyn Ferguson, President; Lynn Elllsor, Vice-President; Carolyn McCray, Secretary; Annie Harrison, Treasurer; Elma Denson, Parliamenta- rian; Elizabeth Capps, His- torian; Sue Wilson, Reporter Elizabeth Brooks, Song Lea- 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, Ath- letic Booster Club meets at TUB liana uoosiers uwu __. on 60% of value with a payers and to dele pjn. at Shepherd High needs your help. Your contri- LiOlllplller WOl'KS tax rate of SI.15 per hundred its legal obligati butions will certainly be ap- rinllarc. conneeHnn 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 ofEqualization. In an attempt to meet the school budget for 1969-70 of property values in the District have been in- creased sharply. The District taxes on 60% of value with a School. This is an urgent meeting to elect officers everyone is urged to come and become a member of the Ath- letic Boosters Our Foot- ball team needsyour support.. Let's get behind them! butions will certainly be ap- preciated. For Road Safety At a Public Hearing on the current budget held recently, a number of taxpayers ap- peared in opposition to the increase. The meetinglasted over five hours and little Has accomplished. In regard to any future meetings, school officials is- sued the following statement this week; "On September 2, theSchool Board met in a special meet- ing to discuss the proposition of meeting with a group of tax- payers and to determine what ions are in connection with raising suffi- 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 FairareSeptember 25, 26, 27. The parade will be Thursday September 25 at a.m. 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 organiza- tions to be represented in the parade. All business esta- blishments 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 tropliy Second place winner will re- ceive a tropliy 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 pa- rade. The Parade Committee, Mrs. Vernon McKinzie, Chairman, Alta Mae David- son and Tena Williams are looking forward to working with you on the 1969. San Jacinto County Fair Parade. Hay barn Opens The Maybarn's Fall Open- ing is this Saturday night, September 6. The star stud- ed line-up is headed by the beautiful Sherri Jerricp. 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 Shep- herd. Make it a family affair and come on out to the Hay- barn on September 6. Hunnicutt Speaks At First Baptist Rev. Hoyt Hunnicutt of Van- derbilt, Texas will be guest speaker at the First Baptist Church in Shepherd Sunday September 7, 1969. All mem- bers are urged to attend and isitors are most welcome. Dinner will be served atttie church immediately follow- IheTouTreplied: 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 devel- optd by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory to study techniques for improving driver capabil- 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 var- pared for you. Known as the "slat- ious types of intersections rep- ute of descent and it resents an altogether new ap- 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 whjle Dr Edwin A_ "'HOWE'S will Kitid' actin? head of the Lal> divide up your estate? Generally oratory s Transportation Ke- 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 Ihe driver sees, the i In theory, that makes sense. But decisions ho makes and how in practice, the use of cut-and-dried he respondg as he Approaches rules can have some startling con- ft h d sequences. For example: In one case, a youth who mur- intersection controlled by vari- ous traffic devices, he noted. dered his father was held entitled In f t th computer mode, lo his estate. Under the state slat- ute (since a son's rights fn even the careless were one having dnver 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 environ- though she was living in adultery ments is the intersection, 1 where some 25 per cent of all nhie hv his deaths occu1' year after "It is unnecessary to discuss wis- >'oar' tiesPlte the Everybody come and bring a dom or is sufficicnt itcd-access highways, which basket lunch Let us have a ,hnt lh h d d do not havc 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 parlies must be determined." when a man dies, leaving sm; children and only a modest estate. In most slates, if he has not v- made a will of his own, only partiqc 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 ordi- nary expenses of life. The trouble is not that the law- makers, in drawing up (he pre- fabricated will, don't try to be Rather, Know this lady? 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 Jor- dan and son of Los Angeles, Mr. Oliver W. Lewis and fami- ly of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Ida M. Lewis andBobbieof Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Holiday fair- Rather, the trouble is that and children of Houston, Mr. lhey cannot possibly foresee the and Mrs. Andrew Tolbert and particular needs of each individual daughter, Cynthia of Hunts- 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 1969-70 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 eva- luation 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- trict. "On the advice of the Coun- sel, the Board decided that a meeting with any taxpaying group should be postponed and any taxpayer wanting to pro- test values should appear be- fore the Board of Equaliza- tion pursuant to the notice in local newspaper." The notice referred to in the Board's statement was published in the San Jacinto News-Times 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 educa- tional services the people want. Earl J. Martin, a Hous- ton resident and native son of San Jacinto County, sent out. a letter of protest to S. E. Dupuis, Shepherd ED Assessor-Collector, saying the new assessments repre- sent an increase in some in- stances of Martinowns property in the Districtandhe contends the increase in taxes as reflected by notices sent out by the District will cer- tainly discourage ownership of land and .tend to kill "the in- centive to develop r.civ indus- try, in San Jacinto County. Martin's protest was based on three points: 1. The value placed on cer- tain properties has little or no realtiontothe currentmar- ket, assuming that the value shown on the notice represents 60% 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 proper- 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 G00% 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 sup- port lo a favorite charity. Mrs. Elizabeth McMurrey Killed In Highway 59 Car-Truck Wreck Moon Egg Found Mr. Don Parker from Urbana brought in a cliickcn 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. -.Staff Photo A collision between a late model station wagon and a truck-trailer loaded with cross-ties took the life of Mrs. Elizabeth McMurrey, 74, last Thursdayafternoonabout p.m. The accident occurred in- side the Shepherd City Limits on IS 59 almost directly in front of the Hoy Lewis Ser- vice Station and across the four-lane US Highway from the Dairy Mart. The driver and two other passengers were injured and admitted to the Hospital in Cleveland. Mrs. Minnie Brad- ford, 51, listed as driver of the station wagon, was treated at Cleveland and later transfer- red to a Houston Hospital. Her condition was listed as critical according to Highway Patrol- man Delbert Comte of Cleve- land, the investigatingofficer. Two children, Doren Keith Bradford, 2, and Reginal Jef- ferson, 5, both passengers in the station wagon were admit- ted to the Cleveland hospital. Driver of the truck, Ray- mond Wcstbrook, 29, of Garri- 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 Lillcy ofShepherd. 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 Living- 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 truck-trailer carry- Ing a load of cross-ties. Three others in the station wagon were injured. Staff Fhoto
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