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Fort Stockton Pioneer (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Fort Stockton, Texas Baker s thirteen ii dozen by George Baker a dimm to of Coffee these Days is a rare thing around Texas one is More Likely to find 2 it Coffee in the Plain run of the Mill restaurants than any of the dime variety. Little has been said about the trend to tack on a Nickel at a time to the Price of Coffee people who buy Coffee at the restaurant counter have sense enough to know that Coffee has gone up but More importantly All the other factors influencing the Cost of business operation have gone up even More it _ salaries supplies equipment taxes insurance rent Utility Bills you name it the Price of these essentials to keeping open the doors has risen and each puts pressure on the operating profits of the restaurant Why this concern with the problems of the restaurant people actually it is not that the restaurant people Are capable of taking care of their own business decisions and those who stay in business for very Long Are those who Are not bashful about figuring a margin of profit into their prices. My concern is with the attitude of so Many people to the equally necessary increases in prices of Oil and Gas products Utility rates and other areas affected by the inflation spiral a j a big business such As the Oil companies steel Mills and Utility companies is the favorite target of the consumer advocates at All Levels of government because its units Are easy to identify and because they done to answer Back in the first person a As does the restaurant Man or Corner grocer when his new prices Are challenged but when All elements of Cost keep rising such As the Price of imported crude Oil and the Cost of borrowed Money in particular costs Are certain to go up the fact that for so Many years gasoline prices were relatively stable makes it the More painful to see the present spiral at the service station a 6 a the fact that Utility costs dropped inmost steadily for 40 years through the economies made possible by increased production makes any hint of an increase of charges for these vital sen ices seem directly opposed to the Public interest. But the increase in Cost of borrowed Money alone is enough to cause Sharp increases in Utility rates if they Are to stay even with the Board certainly this column is not intended to see thir been Page 12 it happening. This new column of listings of upcoming events Many of which have been previously publicized in the Pioneer is a new feature designed to assist the Community with timely reminders of various Community activities. Church of Christ gospel meeting begins today sunday with Abe Lincoln of Lubbock As guest evangelist at la a m. And 6 pm second service of the a youth on the move crusade a led by the Rev. Willie James of Elpaso today sunday at 3 . At the Large Community Hall. A annual service awards banquet of fort Stockton Independent school District begins at 7 . Monday evening in Junior High school cafeteria a Jaycee carnival opens monday night in Rooney Park a Legal secretaries annual banquet to be held tuesday at 7 30 . At the Holiday inn a a congressional candidate Bob Kreuger will be Here for Coffee with voters at ramada inn at to a in wednesday and will speak to Lions club at noon that Day. Methodist men meet wednesday at 6 30 in Hardwick Hall first United methodist Church a state sen. Nelson Wolff also a candidate for the congressional seat will meet fort Stockton and Pecos county people at a Coffee thursday morning at to at Holiday inn. A Friday is last Day to vote Absentee in the school Board election Community blood donation drive sponsored by the fort Stockton ministerial Alliance will be conducted saturday april 27 at 1105a West Dickinson. A tuesday april 30 is last Day to vote Absentee in the democratic primary election. Ifs also election Day for the school Board. A a. Saturday May 4 is primary election Day. Nationwide building slump beginning to show up Here a nationwide slowdown in building which shows new construction starts Down approximately $2 billion window the Pace of 1973. Is being Felt to some extent in fort Stockton although there is still considerable construction in Progress Here the slowdown did no to show up Here until april total building permits for the month of March came to a healthy $63,685, but april has a dismal Start with Only two permits taken out All month totalling Only $2,150 activity for april shows two projects both concerning carports on april 4, j a Mcguire took out a permit for $2,000 for a Carport enclosure and addition of a Patio to his residence at 1407 w James St the Carport will be screened in and measures 12 by 16 feet. The second april permit w As issued on the 15th to Wade Anderson for enclosure of a Carport at his residence 1502 n Pecos St the permit is in the amount of $150. Dimen Sions Are 12 by 20 feet con sisting of aluminium siding and aluminium roof March permits the following permits were issued for the month of m a re h mar 4 trans Pecos builders. Carport for residence at 1603 w first St 24 by 24 feet Frame composition roof $1,000. Mar 6 Joe Espino front porch for residence at 1307 n Valentine six by 32 feet $500 mar 8 mrs Winston Biggs for permanent location of Mobile Home at 1005 n. St. Gall St 14 by 16 feet $1,500 mar 9 additional permit of same Type also to mrs. Biggs on adjoining property a Iso $1,500 mar 13 Wallace lumber company Carport for addition to residence at 205 s Missouri 20 by 20 feet Wood Frame construction with composition roof $4 ski mar 21 Hollys Alexander 1504 w Hornbeck new Brick veneer residence 1783 Square feet composition Shingle roof $36.00 1 mar. 21 Hollys Alexander 708 w 14th commercial building of i Khz Square feet. Metal siding Metal roof. $5,000 mar. 21 Hollys Alexander. Lots 8-9 to of Block 4, Orient addition on Marathon High see by i loing Page 12 v it j to h i l the fort Stockton Pioneer \5c a a published twice weekly Btu a it h 1/vvi a thud pr1 of to Tex Phi Quot a to Quot. A sunday edition i 7 Mountainside geology a looking like a multilayered baked Alaska with a slice taken out of it the Side of this Mountain has been Cut into by Road construction Crews making Way for completion of interstate East 290 Between fort Stockton and Sheffield. Traffic will flow Westward on the upper roadbed which is located atop the lower third of the Mountain and eastward via the lower very Bottom lanes. Pioneer photo volume 67, number 22 fort Stockton Texas 79735 congressional candidates plan visits Here this week by for we k Baker to o of the acknowledged a big three among the democratic candidates for congressman of the 21.St District Bob Kreuger and state sen. Nelson Wolff have announced Campaign visits to fort Stockton in the coming week Kreuger Bill j Hinson told the Pioneer that Kreuger. The dynamic former educator from new braunfels will Greet anyone who would like to meet and visit with him at a Coffee wednesday morning at the ramada inn. Between the hours of to a in and noon. In the Alamo room the candidate will address the noon Lions club on wednesday also. Kreuger has made More Campaign appearances in fort Stockton than either of his two major opponents state sen Nelson Wolff and state rep. John Poerner Wolfe sen Wolff will make his third official visit to the Blue ribbon City on thursday morning when hell Greet All voters who can come at a fort Stockton attorney w Mcdonald or announced sen Wolff a visit the candidate will be located in the main dining room at the inn sen. W Olff of san Antonio is one of the favourites in the race according to pre election polls sunday april 21, 1974 Kerr appointed it amp Man m an Ager for rep. Poerner James it Kerr. Fort Stockton attorney has Beer appointed As Pecos county Campaign manager for state be John Poerner one of the three leading contenders for congressman of the 21st District Kerr is one of nine county chairman announced by the Hondo legislator in a release from in a Ria r Campaign Headquarters in san Antonio this week m a m s v a to a # Oil Swain Johnson in regional finals z Coffee at to Holiday inn. A in at the Tim Johnson and Gary Swain representing fort Stockton High school Friday in semifinals Competition at the regional Tennis tournament at Odessa played a Mai a As their Way Friday into saturdays finals Johnson and Swain playing in boys doubles Competition Defeated Levelland in doubles Competition Friday the scores in the match were 6-2, 0-2 and 8-6 Sweetwater Drew a Bye in the first round of play Friday and was scheduled to the fort Stockton boys opponent in the finals game which was to have let Een played at la a in saturday the winners of the regional title will go on to state Competition of a it s a Rocky Road a it s Tough Clearing the land for a Multi Lane freeway like . 290. Road Crews Are Busy removing rocks tree stumps and other obstacles which stand in the Way of completion of the interstate Between fort Stockton and Sheffield. A Crane is being employed in this photo to help in Clearing the roadbed on a Section of the Road about 20 Miles East of town. Pioneer photo unfinished business is keynote of planned meets of City county bodies receiving congratulations for completion of 20 years of service to Pecos county is b. L. Eho Gonzales. Presenting him with a comm Ergative pin rns is county judge o. D. Luttrell. Gonzales who is currently Deputy sheriff for Rooney Park was previously Constable of precinct i. Pioneer photo Quot service pin Quot banquet for school personnel is monday Otto Longlois of Andrews newly elected superintendent of schools for fort Stockton will be the guest speaker at the annual service recognition banquet of the school system monday evening. The banquet Given by the school District in Honor of school employees with school Board members As hosts will begin at 7 . In the Junior High school cafeteria. Service pins will be awarded to All school personnel who have completed years of service in multiples of five years. School Board president Gerald Porter will present the award pins. Faculty members and other personnel who will be recognized and their tenure include the following forty years Ruth mrs. E of Triplett thirty years mrs Mary Kila James. Twenty five years mrs. Frances Ball and Bera mrs. Delton Yarbrough Twenty years miss Bessie Cleveland Theresa mrs. Charles Mason Sid Mccallister Louise mrs. G. L Ray and Larry Skylstad fifteen years Mary Law mrs Harper Caldwell Jean mrs. Tom Faulken Berry Faye mrs Herbert Fortenberry Merlene mrs. Harry Smith and Lawrence a. Willard ten years a Shirley mrs. Weldon Boggus Weldon Boggus Elodia mrs. Eliseo Gonzales Petra mrs. Joem Gonzales Lelon mrs. It Posey Ruth mrs Leslie Price and Jeanne mrs Gene Shackelford five years Frank m. Baker Alice mrs Dean Duerksen Eleanor mrs. Pat Garner Mary mrs. De Hall Carol mrs Fred Harrah Randolph Hurt Arleta mrs Bob Jenson Clint Low Simona mrs. Willie Ramirez Maria mrs. Vie Robledo Domingo Salcido Arcella Sanchez Georgia mrs. Robert Schmeltekopf Opal mrs. Ted Smith Charles Wolfe Donald Hanna and Juanita Franco. Retirement certificates mrs. Oscar Mary a Graham supt. James g. Huckaby and Lawrence a Willard unfinished business will furnish most of the action at this weeks regular second meetings of the month for the Pecos county commissioners court and the fort Stockton City Council. The commissioners court meets monday beginning at the usual to a in. In the county courtroom and will inspect plans on Iraan Park improvements As Well As those for the new City county jail the City Council will consider the amended dog control ordinance and the contract with Tom Hollis for removal of the two overhead water towers its meeting begins at 7 30 pm tuesday in the Council chamber of City Hall the two agendas in full read As follows county 1 Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting 2 meeting with state Highway engineers to discuss work on state Highway 18 Monahans Highway. 3. 3 presentation of Iraan Park plans 4 discussion of architects and contractors Bills 5. Presentation of jail plans. 6 new business City 1 approval of minutes of last meeting 2 consideration of amended Johnson again serving in boys ranch Roundup rancher Richard Johnson of fort Stockton has been named 1974 a Wagon Bossy for Pecos county the annual w est Texas boys ranch Roundup by Willard Jordan general chairman. Jordan said a we feel fortunate to obtain the services of mrs. Johnson to Aid us in this very important fundraising project for West Texas boys ranch Jordan explained that the annual Roundup has become the largest single fun raising Effort for the ranch which is presently caring for 72 dependent and neglected boys. A we Are especially pleased to have Richard Johnson and others helping As again this year due to the dangerous inflation and Cost spiral which is putting a terrible Strain on the West Texas boys ranch operating budget a Jordan added both Cash and livestock donations will be sought for annual Roundup drive to the Public ally supported ranch. All gifts and donations to the Aid Richard Johnson West Texas boys ranch Are tax deductible. A we need your response More than Ever this year and the ranch is counting on your generosity to help them meet their obligations in earing for these boys. The Only Money West Texas boys ranch receives to pay its Bills is w hat comes from the hearts of concerned citizens a Jordan concluded. This is Johnson a second straight year to head the drive in Pecos county. Dog control ordinance. 3 consideration of contract with Tom Hollis. 4. Discussion of traffic control Light at us 290 at Rio Street. 5. Consideration of vacant buildings. 6 consideration of planning and zoning commission recommendations. 7 accounts payable 8 City managers report and recommendations firemen keep in shape answering six fire Calls fort Stockton a Volunteer fire department got plenty of practice this week for saturdays annual Spring convention and pumper races at Mccamey with nightly practices and a total of six fire Calls on thursday and Friday. Thursday afternoon firemen were called to the Dairy Queen to extinguish a car fire later about 6 30 ., an alarm was sounded and trucks rolled to the Sands apartments but no fire could be located. A few minutes later a grass fire was reported sighted on the Allison ranch 27 Miles South of town on the Marathon Highway. One truck was sent out. Friday afternoon grass fires were reported at both the Duval Plant on the Imperial Highway and 4 1/2 Miles North on the Imperial Highway. Firemen were also called to food Way where a car was reported to be on fire

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