Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1965 Page: 1 of 16
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VOL. 96. NO. 24
From Excise Tax Cut
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8TEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, 76401 FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1966
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Local Car Dealers
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THIRD PLACE—Bill Parham and Margaret Crimmlns of the
Stephenville 4-H Club tied for third-place honor* at the state
4-H Roundup held recently at Texas A A M. They competed in
the team division of the Farm and Ranch Mena cement Demon-
strations sponsored by the Production Credit Associations of
Texas. Subject of their demonstration was "Importance of Good
Local new car dealers are un-
animous in their opinion that the
recent federal excise tax reduct-
ion on cars will stimulate the sale
of new automobiles, according to
a survey made by the Daily Em-
pire Tuesday morning.
The car tax item is the larg-
est of a number of tax euts to be
made effective July 1, including
both phase-out reductions over a
period of years and complete tax
cuts the first of next month.
New car dealers pointed out,
also, that even though the tax re-
Wednesday, June 16
An Agri-Business Tour, spon-
sored by the Chamber of Com-
merce, is scheduled for Wednes-
day, June 16, from 8:30 a.m, un-
til noon. With a theme of “Our
Rural Industry”, four visits are -j
to May 16. Persons purchasing slated for the rural area to bet-
new cars during the interim per- tar~ acquaint the people of Ste-
iod will receive a tax refund dir- phenville with the rural industry
ectly from the automobile manu- surrounding the town,
fucturer, shortly after July 1. The J The tour will begin at the court
phase-out of the auto tax will oc- house and will cover approximate-
ly 30 miles. fj.j
The first stop will be at the
cur over a period of four years
with the curent 10 per cent tax
to be completely repealed by Jan.
Other items listed in the excise
tax-cut program include all re-
tailers’ excise taxes on luggage,
cosmetics, jewelry, furs and
(tandbags. Also, manufacturers’
duction on automobiles becomes excise taxes on business mach-
effective July 1 it is retroactive ,'nes ;(includf ig typewriters)
sporting goods (other than fish-
ing equipment), radios, television
sets, phonographs, phonograph
records, musical < instruments,
cameras and camera equipment,
f’fm, fouhtaiji pens, ball-pofeit
pens, mechanical pencils, cigar-
ette lighters, refrigerators, freez-
ers, playing cards, electric, gas
and oil appliances.
The tax on telephone and tele-
graph services will be reduced
from 10 per cent to 3 per cent ef-
fective Jan 1, 1966, with an addi-
tional 1 per cent reduction each
year until it is fully repealed
Jan. 1, 1969.
The repeal of manufacturers’
excise tax on self-contained air
, ' c .t conditioners will become effective
, —_ July 1, but will also be retroactive
[' * to May 16.
As a sales stimulant many of
Ihe nation’s retail giants are
cutting prices more deeply than
tax rfeduction “pass along”
requested by President Johnson.
>- 4-H WINNERS—The dairy cattle judging team won first plaea at the State 4-Q Round-Up re-
cently. Left to right, they are: Stanley Cosart. Wayne Carr, Lewis Crouch, and Donnie Laughlin.
Laughlin was high individual with 623 points. The team, coached by Weldoir Whitehead and Mar-
tin Fulcher, will compete in the National Dairy Judging contest at Waterloo, Iowa In October.
Built in Hall Hotel
Mayor Jack Arthur today an-
nounced plans for remodeling the
north wing of the Hall Hotel in-
to six apartments. The luxury-
type living facilities will be locat-
ed on the second and third floors
of the present building. »
One apartment, including 2 bed-
rooms, living room, kitchen and 2
baths; and two apartments with
one bedroom, living room, kitchen,
and bath are planned for each
level. Access to the apartments
will be exterior stairs at the east
end of the building and balconies
extenning the length of the build-
ing on the north side. All of the
Arthur said that laundry facili-
ties will be included >in the .re-
furbishing plans. The south wing j
of the building will be razed to!
provide parking area for tenants'
of the apartments.
The former coffee shop of the
hotel has recently been remodel-
ed into a suite of offices for the
real estate firm of Dorothy Wat-
kins and Marvin Rush. The kit-
chen porton of the coffee shop
wHL-aiso- ye- converted into park-
ing spare. «,
Arthur said that future plans
call for remodeling the ground
floor of the north wing into apart-
School May Be
Out, But Here’s
The Next Slate
School has only been out a week,
but the Stephenville Public School
schedule for the 1965-66 year has
already been announced.
Pre-regiat ration will be held
Aug. 26, with the first day of
school sfet for Sept. 1. Mid-term
will fall Jan. 14, 1966.
Holidays to he observed include
j Labor Day, Sept. 6. Thanksgiving,
Killed in Corpus
W. D. Campbell of Corpus
Chrieti former redident ot Staph-
envfifo was accidentally shot and
Funeral services will be June 9,
at 2p.m. at the Robs town Funeral
Mrs. Nettie Campbell Hodnett,
his mother, of Rob&town is a
former employee of the Gulf
States Telephone Company In Ste-
phenville. His brother, Hugh
Campbell is employed at the Tar-
leton Student Center.
Texas A A M University Experi-
ment Station, recent winner of a!
national award for research in'
peanut production and peanut j
breeding. The station is also con-1
ducting research on fruits and:
The second stop on the tour will! •
be at the Tarleton State College
Livestock and Dairy Farm for a
briefing on the latest farm tech-
nology as practiced at the college
installation. Crops of alfalfa and
coastal bermuda grass will be
seen under irrigation, with the
guests to observe livestock feed-
ing employing automatic equip-
ment. College Farm personnel
will also display sheep, swine,
goats, beef cattle and three breeds
of high producing dairy cows.
TSC to Register
H. N. SMITH
. Site 14 Speaker
apartments will ave individual j ments comparable to those on the
central heating and cooling units, second and third floors.
Remodeling at Tejas CC
Don Davis, J. Evans, and Bud
Higgs. Teen-Age Activities —
Betty Whitacre, chairman; Johnie
Chandler, Frances Gideon, Connie
Swuin, and Sharon Malone.
Nov. 26-28; Christmas, Dec. 23-
Jan. 2, 1966; Mid-Texas Teachers
Association, Mar. 11, 1966 and
Easter, April 8-12, 1966.
School will close and gradua-
tion services will be held on May
23 and 24, -1966, respectively.
M. Cook Recovering
Mike Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. M. Cook, Jr., is reportedly do-
ing exceptionally well following
surgery in Houston.
At Banking School
Bill W. Parnell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L Parnell, 1210 West
Long, is among 567 bankers at-
tending the 16th annual two-week
session of the School of Banking
of the South being held at Louisi-
ana State University, Baton
Area Co-op Employees
Have Training Program
A majbr remodeling and im-
provement program has been ap-
proved for the Tejaa Country
Club, according to inforquj^fll re-
leased by club preaMtalAt Hugh
The club’s board of directors
has recently given the "go ahead”
for plan* to remodel the swim-
ming pool dressing rooms and en-
close the pool filter system to in-
clude adequate, storage area for
pool supplies. A “^9th bole” for
■men only will be (added to the
Apache Room Of the present club
-dilated June 16
Wolfe announced that member-
ships are available in the club
Employees and directors of two
electric cooperatives serving this
area went “back to school” Tues-
Erath County Electric Coopera-
tive, Stephenville, was host for
an all day training program at-
tended by employees of Comanche
County Electric Cooperative, Com-
Entitled "Good For All Ameri-
and that application can be made cans” the employee education ses-
with any member of the member- gion was prepared by the Nation-
For Hood Dams
the pool area.-X tape Jn th„ Nofth a----
Drapes and indirect Hgh
are planned for the dining room
slated for the .
music system is slated for the
entire building with a game room
listed as a future improvement.
Wolfe also announced the *p- Red Smith, state coneervation-
po in: merit of standing committees jg}, will be principal speaker at
of the club Including Executive the ground-breaking speaker at
Management Committee — Hugh be held at site 14 northwest of
Wolfe, C. H. Maguire and Jack j.Stephenville.
Arthur. Membership Committee— The tour will start from th#
Jack Curtis, chairmen; Oren Ellis,! square at 8:80 • a.m. and
»t the We*A, Cross,
ment Station, Colegs
Brad Thompson, J. W. Clamant*,
and Dr. Vnnce Terrell. Sports
Committee — Paul Hick!*, chair-
man; Edd Brooks, Tak Kuril
Bob Walker, and Dan Wolfe.
ohairman; Dr. Nathan
the R. J. Herr dairy farm
should bs complete by
The agriculture committee of
th* Stephenville Chamber of Com-
merce will direct the tour.
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si Rural Elertric Cooperative As-
sociation and presented by Ray
McDonald, Washington, D. C.
The 40 co-op employees spent
the day reviewing the principles
ing business and examining their
individual roles within their or-
ganizations. The seminar is a part
of the continuing employee educa-
tion and management services pro-
gram carried on by electric co-
operatives through their national
Clinton Cox, manager of Erath
County Electric Cooperative, said
in his welcome to the group, “This
program is presented to help us
— The Erath County Commission-
ers were greeted by a stream
of county tax payers for the se-
cond consecutive day Tuesday as
the court continued hearings on
the recent 20 per cent across-the-
board increase in real property
Notice of the increase was mail-
ed approximately 6,600 persons
lest month wlrrr "the dates for
hearings set June 7-11. Thecommis-
sioners Will again be seated for
tax hearings on June 29 and on
The June 29 session will be held
for the purpose of determining,
fixing and equalising the value of
all taxable property in the county
other than certain utilities. The
hearing on July 1 is slated for
the utility companies and mineral
leases in the county.
Late Rufus Higgs
By Senate Action
The late Rufus F. Higgs was
honored by the Texas Senate in
Resolution No. 706 adopted May
19 by a rising vote of the state
The resolution was sponsored
by Sen. J. P. Word and Sen. A.
M. Aikin and outlined the many
professional and civic accomplish-
ments of the former owner and
publisher of the Daily Empire and
Signed by Lt. Gov. Preston
Smith, president of the Senate,
the official document set out in de-
tail the activities and contributions
made by Higgs in the Masonic
Lodge. Veteran’s organizations,
Rotary Club, Lions Club, Chamber
of Commerce, Brazos River Au-
thority, Texas Good Roads Asso-
ciation, State Hospitals and Spe-
cial Schools, and as president of
the Texas Press Association.
. The resolution also noted the
late publisher’s active participa-
tion in the Democratic party, which
he served as county chairman for
many years. Copies of the resolu-
tion were prepared for all mem-
bers of the immediate family of
all to do our jobs better, to per- | Higgs and presented to Rufus F.
form effectively as a member of
a team and to more fully under-
stand the significance of the co-
operative method of doing bus-
iness within this nation’s free en-
Higgs Jr. by Senator Word.
of the cooperative method of do- terprise system.’’
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Electric Co-op Employees at ‘School’
Mr. and Mrs. Ferel W. Little and
Steve were in San Antonio Sat-
urday to attend the Ordination
Service* of tha Southwest Texas
Annual Conference of the Metho-
.dist Church, where their son and
brother, Rev. Ferel R. Little was
ordained an elder.
Rev Little recently received his
Bachelor of Divinity degree from
Perkins School of Theology at
Southern Methodist University In
Dallas, Texas. He graduated from
the Stephenville High School, at-
tended Tarleton State Collage
aft(L received a Bachelor of Scien-
ce degree from Texaa Wesleyan
College In Fort Worth.
Rev. and Mrs. Little, the former
Nlta Sharp of Carlton, will be ser-
ving the parish in Ague Dulce,
near Corpus Christi, for the com- \
i -t-v is-v.'wy
The third stop on the agri-bus-
iness tour has been scheduled for
the dairy farm operated by Mr.
and Mrs. R. J. Kerr and son, Jim.
Observers will see a 100-acre dairy
farm and a Grade A Dairy operat-
ing at peak efficiency.
The final stop on the June 16
tour will be at Site No. 14 of the
Upper Bosque Watershed pro-
gram. A groundbreaking cere-
mony will be held at the site to
initiate a program that will even-
tually include 28 flood water de-
tention dams along the Bosque
River and its tributaries.
H. N. (Red) Smith, State Con-
servationist, will be the speaker
for the ground-breaking cere-
Camera fans who like to take
pictures of animals in motion or
•till shots are invited to bring
their cameras along for the first
State All Walking Horse Show
scheduled for the Erath County
Rodeo Arena on the lower Gran-
bury road Saturday night.
The “rocking chair canter” of
the Tennessee Walker *^ias been
described as one of the most beau-
tiful movements in show horse
circles. The walkers natural flat
foot walk ranges from four to
six miles an hour, and is pushed
to the faster running walk which
is so popular in the show ring
today. Their long sliding stride
enables this particular breed of
horse to attain a walking speed
*f 16 to 20 miles an hour.
The walking horses are ideal
for pleasure and are recommend-
ed for the equestrian who pre-
fers a free and easy ride.
The local show will be spon-
sored by the Jaycees in coopera-
tion with the Tennessee Walking
Horse Association of Texas and
will atari at 8 pjn. Saturday.
Registration for the first six
weeks summer term at Tarleton
State College will continue
through noon Saturday, and is ex-
pected to show an increase of
more than 30 per cent over last
year, according to John Whiting,
At cloae of Wednesday’s regis-
tration enrollment stood at 466,
a gain of more than 34 per cent
over the 846 signed at that date
a year ago.
A wider curriculum base is ac-
counting for much of the increase
in student load, Whiting said.
Courses are offered in the areas
of agriculture, biological sciences,
business administration, education
and psychology, English and lan-
guages, industrial arts, mathe-
matics, music, physical education,
physical sciences, and social sci-
Course by departments include:
AGRICULTURE — Agricultur-
al Economics, 214-10, meeting at
7:30 a.m. Monday through Fri-
day; Animal Husbandry 202-12,
9 a.m. Monday through Thursday,
plus lab; Dairy Husbandry 202-12,
10:30 a.m. Monday through Thurs-
day, plus lab.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES —
Biology 107-14, meeting at 10:80
>a.m. Monday through Friday, plus
lab; Biology 120-14, 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday, plus lab;
Biology 312-14, 7:30 a.m. Monday
through Friday, plus,
B. A. 115-10, 7:30 Monday through I
Friday; B.A. 301-16, 7:fc> k.m.i
Monday through Friday; B.A. j
814-10, 10:30 Monday through
Friday; B.A. 401-12, 9 a.m. Mon-
lay through Friday, plus lab.
EDUCATION AND PSYCHO-
LOGY — Education 30-10, 10:30
a.m. Monday through Friday;
Education 301-10, 9 a.m. Monday
through Friday, Psychology 101-
10, 7:30 a.m. Monday through Fri-
ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES
English 103-30, 10:30 a.m. Mon-
day through Friday; English 201-
10, 10:30 s.m. Monday through
Friday; English 201-20, 9 a.m.
Monday through Friday; English
306-10, 9 a.m. Monday through
Spanish 101-10, 10:30 Monday
through Friday, plus 1 p.m. lab;
Spanish 201-10, 9 a.m. Monday
INDUSTRIAL ARTS — I. A.
201-12, night class.
| MATHEMATICS — Math 103-
10, 5 a m. Monday through Fri-
day; Math 107-10, 7:30 Monday
through Friday; Math 201-10, 1
p.m. Monday through Friday;
Math 308-10, 10:30 a.m. Monday
through Friday, plus lab.
MUSIC — Music 113-10, 7:30
Monday through Friday; Music
230-10, 10:30 a.m. Monday through
Friday; Music 230-10, 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday. In addi-
tioti. applied music courses are
offered in voice, piano, and organ.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION — P.
sical education for men, time to
be arranged. P. E. 103, 104, 203,
and 204, required physical educa-
tion for women, time to be ar-
P. E. 311-10, 10:30 a.m. Monday
through Friday; P. E. 370-10, 1
p.m. Monday through Friday; P.
E. 405-10, for women, to be ar-
PHYSICAL SCIENCE — Chem-
istry 101-13, 9 a.m1. Monday
through Friday, plus lab, 1-5:30
p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Chem-
istry 425-14, to be arranged;
Chemistry 426-15 to be arrang-
ed; Physics 101-13, 7:30 a.m. Mon-
day through Friday, 1-5:30 p.nu
Monday and Tuesday.
SOCIAL SCIENCES — Econo-
mics 208-10, 10:30 Monday
through Friday: Economics 303-
10, 7:30 a.m. Monday through Fri-
day; Government 206-10, 9 a.m.
Monday through Friday; History
201-10, 7:30 a.m. Monday through
Persons desiring more informa-
tion on course descriptions or re-
gistration information should con-
tact the Registrar’s Office.
WASHINGTON LB — Five con-
gressmen from West Texas join-
en Wednesday in discussing an
ambitious proposal to move sur-
plus water to dry areas of the
state from points with a more
In the group were Reps. George
Mahon of Colorado City, Omar
Burleson of Anson, O. C. Fisher
of San Angelo, Walter Rogers of
Pampa and Rirhard White of El
The project would include a
series of reservoirs'along the Col-
orado River from near Colorado
City to near the Gulf of Mexico.
A pipeline or aquaduct would move
the water to the El Paso area.
Abilene, Big Spring, Midland and
Odessa might be served along the
After—a. discussion of the pro-
ject with acting Reclamation Com-
missioner G. G. Stamm, the Tex-
ans said they had concluded it
would be desirable for Congress
to provide $200,000 for a feasi-
bility study of the project.
“It is not known at the time
just what consideration the house
may give this proposal but the
group felt that early action would
be in the public interest,” their
1955 Class Reunion
The Stephenville High class of
1955 will hold a ‘class reunion
101, 201 and 202, required phy- June 8$ *t Tejas Country Club.
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TO APPEAR HtfRE — Julie Horn, one of the
States/ will appear here June 12 st the first an-
nuel Tennessee Walking Horse show sponsored
ing professional trainers in the United
by the local Jaycees. Julk
Jet’* Go Bby, a young son of tile World’s Cham
pKut Sun’s Jet Parade.'
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