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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 11, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Fiddlers festival begins today events get underway at 4 . At Industrial Park Burget a after weeks of Ai and preparations the City is ready for today s 4 . Kick off of the 5th annual Texas of time fiddlers festival at Industrial Park. The three Days of activities will Center around the selection of the Champion fiddler and will also see the awarding of honors to the Best old time accompanist oldest fiddler and youngest fiddler. But As if the whine and whistle s3�a?#lyi in of the fiddles weren t enough fair rides for the kids the dunking machine and Moon walk will be among the entertainments to add a carnival flavor. Concession Booths will also Dot the grounds of the Industrial Park As Barbecue and cold drinks Sno Cones and Candy Are made available to All those attending the festival and contest at 1 . Friday the festival will go into its second Day of competitive musicianship and on saturday the last Day of judging will Start Early at 8 a.m., and by Nightfall the judges should have selected their champions. Saturday night after the final judging a dance will be held at the Luther ranch. Coldspring will provide the music for the closing night s Jamboree and hoedown with tickets Selling for $2.50 per person. Terry Morris of Decatur has won the title of Champion old time fiddler for three years running and he s expected Back this year to defend his Crown. A Cash prize is offered for the championship. A Flea Market arts and crafts novelties a Pony ride and fun in general Are being added for spice to what already promises to be pretty Lively times All of it sponsored by the Burnet chamber of Commerce. The thursday Competition will concentrate on old timers 70 years old and older and the Junior division 12 and under while Friday will see two rounds of contest elimination. Saturday will be dedicated to the championship play offs the accompanist contest and the trick and fancy fiddling contest which will be judged by the audience. Crowd turns out for Hills visit by Joan Puckett Burnet a Quot apparently we re not going to have an orderly changeover in state government Quot Texas attorney general John Hill told a standing room Only crowd in Burnet tuesday afternoon referring to the fact that governor Dolph Briscoe appears disinclined to Quot step Down and let someone else have his Job. While Hill did t announce that he would be challenging the incumbent governor he made it pretty Clear that his intention was to do so a on sept. 19. County okays Cassie Mfd commissioners More open minded to Stratton a Secretary by of Les Hawthorne Burnet a Burnet county commissioners in separate actions monday promised support for the fledgling Cassie Volunteer fire department and approved the Purchase of 15 volumes of books for the county Law Library. Mrs. June Mcgilvray Secretary to county attorney Gene Stratton presented the request for the Law books while Stratton is on vacation awaiting her turn to speak with smelling salts in hand. The commissioners gave mrs. Mcgilvray the go ahead to Price the controversial dictation equipment which served last month As the catalyst for a heated argument Between Stratton and the commissioners. Quot i would like to assure you Quot mrs. Mcgilvray said Quot that or. Stratton would not request anything which was not vitally essential to the efficient Workings of his office and that of the entire county set in another reference to the friction lately evident Between the commissioners and Stratton mrs. Mcgilvray noted that Quot it is regrettable that a working relationship has not been established and that politics have a Way of clouding an Issue and often things that Are said in campaigning Are taken too personally and not easily forgotten much to the detriment later of the Workings of the she then read verbal list of the Many duties of the county attorney s office including criminal cases class a and b misdemeanours welfare cases child support cases juvenile cases marital disagreements desertion criminal non support hot checks plus a barrage of complaints inquiries and referrals. Much of her presentation was directed toward the question of dictation equipment the seemingly trivial Bone of Contention Between Stratton and the commissioners. At the conclusion of her comments the commissioners were silent As judge b. Pogue asked three times for remarks or motions from the commissioners. Hardy Willis responded after a pause and it was carried that the $412 50 would be approved for West s Texas forms and that mrs. Mcgilvray should Price some secondhand dictation equipment. Reidel Quot Rudy Quot Wilson appeared before the commissioners to represent the Case of the Cassie subdivision firefighters who Are seeking to sever relations with Buchanan Community Center Volunteer fire department. Cassie currently a substation of acc Mfd finalized Purchase of a fire truck from the City of Iraan Texas july 30. Wilson explained to the bulletin that the Purchase of the truck was a safeguard against the possibility of acc Mfd removing the truck stationed at Cassie. Quot we have a going concern Quot Wilson told the commissioners adding that there Are nine people interested in working with an Independent fire department in the Cassie area. A representative of acc Mfd acknowledged that the Quot red barn crowd Quot As acc Mfd members Are sometimes called was Content with Cassie s move towards autonomy. The commissioners approved county commissioners listen is mrs. Jim Mcgilvray. Mercury i county attorney gob Stratton present them with a run Down Al duties lot Al the county a Law $100 per month to maintain the Cassie truck effective septem Ber 1, and also agreed to pick up subsidization of $100 a month for the Buchanan truck stationed at Cassie which the commissioners discontinued at one Point because they Felt the Money was going in part to support the acc Mfd in Gillespie county. Wilson said the newly acquired truck needed some work and especially a new Hose which because of dry rot allowed water to come out of the Hose everywhere but at the judge b. Pogue commented Quot i think it s a Wise idea Quot to establish a Strong Volunteer fire department in the area East of the Colorado River in Burnet county an area which because of poor roads is not served by neighbouring trucks without critical delay. The commissioners also heard a letter from the sheriff s office notifying them of the resignation of Judy Miller a dispatcher who resigned to take a Job with the Travis county sheriff s office at almost twice the pay. Ron Metzger presented plats for Hickory Cove Lake estates which the commissioners approved. Another Developer. Don Sher Man who was listed on the Agenda had previously sent word to the commissioners that he would have to wait to present his plat since the area had been annexed by Marble Falls and he would first have to get approval from that City s officials festival dance location changed Tbs dines following the lid fliers contest on saturday August 13 has been changed form the parking lot of John Stoa inc to the Luther ranch on the old san Saba Highway off Hwy 281 North Al Burnet Quot i am very very inclined toward the race Quot he told the crowd of nearly too persons mostly members of the Middle class business Community. Hill s Brief Stopover in Burnet tuesday afternoon followed similar meetings earlier in the Day in Waco Gatesville and Lam pass. He left Burnet to go on to Llano before returning to the state Capitol. Following a Brief talk on what he feels the state s priorities should be Hill answered questions from the audience. Linda Ross a supporter and member of the Independent cattlemen s association asked Hill if he would favor abolishing the and Valorme property tax and recommend an increase in the state sales tax to finance education. Quot i Don t think people object to property taxes Quot Hill answered. Quot i think we ought to retain that Means of taxation but make it he also emphasized in answering a question of Highlander reporter David Crow Der that Quot while it May be disappointing to some of my Young Liberal followers i Don t favor the decriminalization of marijuana Quot i would like to see a drug free society Quot he added after pointing out that the same drug dealers who sell heroin a crippling drug often Deal in marijuana. Quot i have nothing unkind to say about the governor Quot Hill said. Quot i do think the state is Drifting. Our current leadership is not the governor of the state of Texas ought to be outspoken on the matter of Energy Hill pointed out. Quot we Haven t even had a meeting of the governor s Energy commission since february Quot he said Quot i Don t know on school taxation Hill said. Quot i Don t see any evidence that the present administration even understands the Quot session after session of the legislature knowing the supreme court and Federal judges Are cont. On Page a5 i a is i l he state atty. Gen. John uni visits with sheriff Wallace Riddell
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