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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - July 7, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Inside Burnet chamber of Commerce floats take trophies in Lind and wafer Paradas during Kingsland Aqua Boom festival. Paga by controversy. Tension Endl this time around in Bartram Attar saturday wat dry election Aga is Burnet receives Hud contract providing for Low income existing housing which could boost Economy $50,000 annually Page a7 Lampasas Spring to festival gats underway tomorrow. Featuring Paradas. Pat shows contests. Dances baseball tournament. Page b3 a Burnet Little league scheduled a fun night Quot tonight with events in three ago groups Page b9 a first Baptist Church hat a new minister of music. Youth James Morrow but to e not rotated to pastor James Morrow. Pogo b9 a Kingsland woman named artist of the month by the Buchanan arts and Craft club Page a Rev. Walter Albritton Bogins series of sermons at Burnet s first United methodist Church. Page b2 Highland lakes Are business a professional women s club will hold rummage and bake Sale Friday and saturday Page a7new Industry coming to Burne United Cabinet selects Burnet site Over 30 other Texas cities Burnet a Long awaited announcement of a second manufacturing Plant to be located in Burnet s Industrial tract came this week. Following several months of negotiations Between United Cabinet and the Burnet foundation Industrial company the announcement was made tuesday morning by Gilbert d. Verkamp. Vice president of corporate development for the company whose principal offices Are located in Jasper Indiana. A we made the decision on the basis of our contacts with the local working people our conclusion was that the Quality of people would make a healthy employment climate Quot said Verkamp in his announcement. The proposed Plant will be on six acres at the rear of the site and will be 35,000 Square feet. A Railroad Spur is to be constructed Burnet Landfill site approved Burnett the City of Burnet received word wednesday morning from the Texas department of health resources that its use permit application has been approved for the new 11 acre Landfill site adjacent to the old Landfill site according to City administrator Jack Tippit. The new site will be used As soon As acquisition of the property from its present owner is completed he added. The land will Cost the City $22,000. The Burnet City Council is considering restricting the use of the new dump grounds to City residents and discussion of that Issue will be on the Agenda for the Council s july 12 meeting. The Council has also discussed the possibility of raising the rates to out of City trash haulers including the commercially operated Bertram service but mayor Howard Benton has said he believes it would be difficult to establish an equitable rate. Councilmen Are concerned that with unrestricted use the new 11 acre site will be exhausted within four years and the City will have to begin looking for another site within two to three years. They have expressed the opinion both publicly and privately that the Burnet county commissioners must address the solid waste disposal needs of their Rural constituents rather than continuing to rely on the Burnet taxpayers. County commissioners have consistently Quot taken no action on such requests from the cities of Burnet and Marble Falls. By the company which will be expandable for other future Plant Sites. The building will be of Metal construction and will be fully air conditioned. Construction will begin in about 60 Days with completion planned in april 1978. The total projected investment in land building and equipment is expected to be in excess of $750,000. United Cabinet manufactures High Quality Kitchen cabinets which Are distributed through building Supply outlets on a National scale. A we Hope to enlarge our share of the Texas and Southwest Market because of our new location in Texas a said Verkamp. Start up employment will be about 10 to 12 people but during the first year the company will hire and Tram additional personnel with about 60 percent male and 40 percent female filling the new positions. Long Range employ ment May exceed 100, according to company officials. The Burnet Industrial team is headed by Thurman Fancher As president of the Industrial foundation and George Puckett vice the Burnet county Moor ovum Conter inc. Xxx p. O. Box -5io� Dallas Texas 15-o> a a Erin a thursday edition vol. 104, no. 49 28 pages 3 sections july 7.1977 a Baal v v a ass a Jar emf reservation system of camping out at inks Lake Sta e Park and thirteen others went into effect for the fourth of july weekend much to the Surprise of hundreds of visitors a Arluro to announce the reservation plan Early enough and wide enough resulted in Long Lints and angry vacationers at inks Lake Headquarters Marble Falls school Board meets Marble Falls the Marble Falls school Board was scheduled to have met wednesday night to consider an Agenda of fifteen items. Trustees were to open the meeting with reports from various committees chaired by different members of the Board. Trustees were to consider for action the approval of an athletic information brochure to be used in football ticket promotional Campaign. Also under consideration was the Cost of school lunches for the 1977 78 school year and bids received for milk and Dairy products bread and paper for the 1977 78 school year. The Board was also scheduled to consider signing papers trans Ter Reg a portion of lots 3 and to Block 302. City of Marble Falls to w e Shank and r w Mcgill lbs sales and service. The Board also received for mat Ion on various reports include my tax office report enrolment and attendance report for 1976 77 student Accident report for 1976 77 and the Reta Mees and drop out report for 1976 77. Ranch to Host National event Burnet a Complete plans for the staging of the 1977 All american Junior Hereford Field Day at Granite Hills Hereford ranch Llano have been announced by officials with the american and Texas Junior Hereford associations. The two Day National event is expected to draw several thousand people from throughout the United states. Activities will commence at 1 . Thursday july 28, with the regular Texas Junior Hereford association Public speaking contest and polection of the 1977 78 Texas Hereford Queen. By mid afternoon participants will turn their attention to the commercial feeder calf evaluation program to be headlined by us a livestock marketing specialist. Fred Williams jr., washing ton d c. Williams will utilize several of the Granite Hills commercial calves to explain the pro posed changes in feeder calf Grad ing now being studied by the Industry. Producers will have an Opportunity to provide additional input during this portion of the program As a part of the open discussion being planned. Also on tap for the first after noon will be an informal style gathering of the american Here Ford auxiliary As Well As the preliminary rounds of Competition in the National Junior Here Ford showmanship contest. Champion Hereford showmen from thirty states Are expected to vie for the Chance to Advance to the showmanship finals thursday afternoons pro Gram will also focus on the Granite Hills management and Breeding programs with a tour through several of the registered and commercial pastures scheduled for the late afternoon hours. The annual Burnet Rodeo and a Texas Junior Hereford Asso elation sponsored dance writ round out the first Day of the program. The second Day s activity begins with Coffee and donuts for the Early arrivals Courtesy of the Ralston Purina company prior to the 8 30 a in. Program Start. The main thrust of the Friday morning program will be the Here Ford judging contest featuring five classes including a pens of three bulls class and an eight head feeder calf selection class. Basic total performance re cords will be provided to the contestants on each class for their use in evaluation. Prior to the contest a session detailing the Lamb of performance records will be staged using three Grande Hills cow families to demensr.? differences associated with varying Levels of performance. The Friday afternoon program will commence with comments from the hosts about the general ranch operation and remarks from american Hereford association s executive vice president h h hop Dickenson. Special guest speaker will be Chuck Schroder former Ajha president and partner in the Schroeder cattle co Palisade neb one of the highlights of the second afternoon will be the Dis play once nine a genetic Man age ment with a purpose an in depth look at the Granite Hills Breeding program the leading Granite Hills sires now in service and their progeny As Welt As information concerning then individual performance data will tie the topics of discussion. The program will conclude with the National showmanship finals and the announcing of the various Lud gig awards the format for the Hereford is ablation contest scheduled As a part of the 1977 All american Junior Hereford Field Day will incorporate a relatively new dimension in judging Competition according to american Hereford association officials charged with president. Herman Braley second vice president. Marcus Rose executive vice president and a w Warden treasurer. Foundation Board members in elude Billy Joe Fox c a in in Lary Dan Haynes Warden and Bill Heckman in addition to the officers. A we Are delighted to Welcome United Cabinet to Burnet Quot said Fancher. A they Are a division of Beatrice foods which is the 38th largest corporation in America. Their investment in this area to Gether with the new jobs they will create will give our Economy a big boost a he added a the benefits to our retail establishments and to housing will be immeasurable a commented Marc Rose. Manager of the chamber of Commerce. Verkamp said that the company plans to move two families to the area which will form the nucleus of the management team for the new Plant. The Plant manager has not yet been named the company investigated 30 Texas communities before select ing Burnet. A property tax unfair Schleuter tells Ica by Joan Puckett Burnet the Texas legislature begins a special session monday to pass a school finance Bill which they never got around to during the regular session this Spring and representative Stan Schleuter predicted last week that the Bill which would probably pass will give Marble Falls and Burnet school districts Only about $ la too above what they received during the last biennium Schleuter speaking to about 50 members of the Burnet county Independent cattlemen s As Socie Tion last thursday told the group that he would like to do away with the property tax As a method of financing Public schools. A we All know that the land tax is wrong unfair and inequitable Quot he said. Schleuter introduced a Bill to increase sales taxes two and one half cents replacing the pro Perty tax but the Bill was not acted upon. A hopefully the governor will take it up in the special session Quot he said a i think Quot he added a that the governor s afraid if he opens the session to anything besides school finance hell have to open it up to everything Quot Schlueter also predicted that the split among Rural and Urban representatives is going to get worse. A Urban legislators Don t under stand the proposed inheritance tax exemption increase to $200,000,�?� he said. A they Don t understand it because most of their voters Are on welfare. They think if your ranch is Worth that much you ought to sell it and live off the proceeds they Aren t Able to understand the Pride and work and the Many years that land has been in your he told the ranchers he voted for passage of the Highway Bill since a we have to have Good highways if we re going to con roue to grow Quot on the Carter Energy plan Schleuter said a i have yet to see anything Good about on the property tax Reform Bill. Which did not pass during the regular session a that Bill would have Sot up three new state agencies and Cost $10 Milton just to set up no one would even guess what it would Cost to keep them functioning. My major com plaint would have been that it would have put All taxes being collected in Austin a a Pec gets Rea loan Washington d c. The Pedernales electric cooperative has been awarded a $4,279,000 loan from the Rural electrification administration of the u s department of agriculture according to an announcement today from congressman w r. Poage s office the Hea loan made at 5 per cent interest will be used to finance service for 3.000 additional customers this service will include the construction of 268 Miles of distribution lines 13 Miles of transmission lines and additional Headquarters facilities and Van Ous Oiler system improvements. Pec serves the counties of Blanco Caldwell Hays Travis Comal. Gillespie Kendall Kerr Llano Burnet Bell Lampasas and Williamson cont on p. A4 Kingsland residents Ano visitors enjoyed two per ides saturday during the eighth annual Aqua Boom Celebration. Pictured above ii one Al the entrants in the motorized individual land Parade contest whose Little vehicle was 1 decorated to the Hilt a More photos Page by
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