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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Christie brings Campaign Here Speaks to rotary club i Burne. County k by i Letin vol.104, no. 93 december 5,1977 Burnet a Senate hopeful Joe Christie spoke yesterday to the rotary club in Burnet then Hob robbed with local citizens at a reception held in his Honor at the Home of or. And mrs. Tom Tietz. Christie told members of the press at the reception that his primary goals in the Senate would be cutting Back the bureaucracy and establishing a Senate committee to review presidential appointees. On the question of deregulation of Petroleum Christie said he favors a phased in deregulation which would not cause a Shock to the Economy. Saying that the Senate writes the paychecks for the nation s bureaucracy. Christie noted that the bureaucracy should be called to account for itself and that he would support a Sunset Bill which would require bureaucrats to periodically justify the existence of their departments. Christie said during his years As state insurance Board chairman he reduced the staff and expenses of the operation the Only state Bureau to did so. With a College degree in geology experience in the Oil Fields and Oil holdings of his own Christie said his family has been in the Oil Industry for 55 years and he plans to look out for the Independent Oil Man. Quot big Oil corporations can take care of themselves and usually do Quot Christie said. Speaking of the incumbent senator John Tower Christie styled Tower s years in the Senate As Quot a dismal record of 16 Christie said of the Many differences Between Tower and him self it was hard to choose which to attack. Citing human rights the environment and other issues Christie said Tower had neglected important matters and had concerned himself primarily with the suppression of crime and the enforcement of contracts. Saying Tower s is a Quot labor baiting Quot Campaign Christie maintained that it is inaccurate for the Republican incumbent to blame All the ills of the Economy on labor. Christie said that while Tower blames labor for the poor Grain Market the real cause is the Quot perfect weather Quot in Russia China India and the United states which brought a bumper crop which in turn caused a glut of the world Grain Market. Christie also said he favors tightening up beef import Rogu lations to insure that beef brought into the country meets Federal standards for Quality and wholesomeness. Asked about his position on defense spending Christie said that in defense As in All matters he would draw the line at wastefulness and would t rubber stamp any budget which came before the Senate on other issues Christie said he has an open mind on the Panama debate but wants to see rights protected especially the right to defend the canal and priority for . Ships in War time Christie said he voted for the equal rights amendment in the Texas Senate and still supports the Era. Senate hopeful Joe Christie brought his Campaign to Burnet wednesday. He is shown Here speaking to the rotary club Tom Tietz i left hosted a reception Tor Christi at his Home on South main wednesday parades into Burnet the brownies were the big winners $75 and a free ride. Burnet the annual Christmas Parade made its circuit a round the Square Friday afternoon and left in its Wake a gum chewing Candy sucking crowd of kids waiting in line to talk to Santa who climbed Down from the Volunteer fire department s Vintage engine on the North Side of the Square and entertained the wishes of Burnet s Young. The chamber of Commerce awarded prizes to the Best three floats. The brownies took first place and a prize of $75 for their Christmas at Home float Complete with tree and presents. The Burnet High school Spanish club won second place and a prize of $50 for its Quot Feliz Navidad float with a giant Sombrero Pinata. The neighbourhood Center won third place and a prize of $25 with a float which featured grandpa and grandma Reading the Quot night before Christmas Quot to a gathering of youngsters around a tree. Santa sometimes called Don Burnett hoho to d and invest gated what s on the minds of the kids. Some wanted ponies some wanted record players others weren t sure what it was they wanted but seemed to enjoy the company of the Man in red 7 it j it i j while others had to walk area citizens inventory a roots of life heritage architecture artefacts discussed Marble Falls a gather my of citizens from Burnet and Llano counties talked and listened thursday night As they enumerated the cultural and natural re sources in their areas which most deserve preservation. The meeting sponsored by capital area planning Council Capco was held at the first Baptist Church in Marble Falls. Joe Waite mayor of Granite Shoals presided at the meeting in place of judge b Pogue who called in shortly before the meet ing to say he could t make it Waite introduced the Mem hers of the panel which headed the meeting. Don Stence of Capco mayor Ken Odiorne of Bertram mayor h g counts of Marble Falls mrs. Bill Bryson chairman of the Burnet county historical society and Tony mul Kern philosophy instructor at Southwest Texas state University comprised the panel. The meeting started with a slide show which was prepared by Capco and featured several historic and Scenic sights around Burnet and Llano counties. About 30 people showed up for Tho program which is part of the ongoing regional resource preservation plan. Several Llano county citizens were in the audience. Among the resources which were named by the group As worthy of preservation were the old school House in Bertram constructed in 1909 with the Bell Tower which has become a thing out of the past the Granite schoolhouse in Marble Falls which dates from the 1890s and is the subject of an attempt to get a historical Marker the old Tiger Mill Post office which is on Pri vate land near Cottonwood shores fort Croghan the Way station in Llano which was at one time on the old mail route from Fredericksburg to Burnet and dates at least to the 1860s spice Wood Springs longhorn Cavern enchanted Rock the Railroad depot which is currently the Marble Falls chamber of com Merce office Dinosaur tracks in Burnet county Bethel common Ity Center Spicewood school House and such artefacts As Glass photographic negatives from one of Burnet county s first photographers Joe Williams who had his studio in a stilted House on the Lampasas River near Oakalla Mulkern played the Quot Devil s and asking people when they spoke out for one relic or another Why they thought it was of value one lady from Llano asked in return what Are we going to preserve if we Don t preserve our heritage Quot buildings such As the Way station Are parts of the Quot roots of life Quot for people in the area who see their history in the earliest traces of civilization. The question of value was answered by another Llano citizen who said there is tangible and intangible value and though the commercial or monetary Worth of old buildings is not great they remain of sentimental value. Estelle Bryson and Linda Ross both spoke out for fort Croghan in Burnet the army Post which was founded in 1849 near Post Mountain. Mrs Bryson said the fort is Quot about to fall on its face Quot be cause funds Are hard to come by and support for the museum is limited mrs Ross added Quot of you re talking about places that need Money that s tops on my list Quot two sets of Dinosaur tracks in Burnet county were discussed both of them on private land Capco s Stence noted that they had been Quot tracking that Dinosaur through three or four counties. Waite s opening comments about preservation of lifestyle prompted mrs Ross to say Bur net county is primarily according to the Texas almanac a Quot ranching and farming Community though there is a question whether ranching or retirement is currently the bigger Industry. She said the spirit of ind Epen dance of ranchers was something Worth preserving though Mulkern countered asking if it in t ironic that the area was first settled by government troops another participant noted that the government buildings Are All gone from the fort whereas the oldest building was built by individual settlers. Stence said at the end of the meeting that mayor Waite is Fak ing judge Pogue s place on die Capco executive and commit tee Marble Falls the Board of trustees of the Marble f ails Independent school District has scheduled a meeting for tonight monday at 6 30 pm. In the classroom Annex of the Marble Falls High school listed among the items for action Are consideration of the official audit of school District re cords for the 1976 77 fiscal year the participants then were treated to Coffee and cookies As they visited with one another. Among those present were Jack Tippo and Dick Zimmerman the City administrators of Burnet and Marble Falls respectively Johnnie Mae Wheeler and Willie Mae Price of Bertram also at tended Stence said the gathering was not As Large As some Capco has held in other counties but that it was a Quot Quality Quot audience. And employment of an auditor for the present year. Unemployment insurance liability insurance salary schedule for school custodians and appointment of a 1978 textbook committee Are also listed As items for action the meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 30, then will recess into an executive session until about 730 of trustees meet tonight
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