The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1977 Page: 1 of 24
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_^ |_ r-i_r-»_i-i ,—By H. M. BAGGARLY
BEN EZZELL In this otft'i Quotable
Quotes pretty well has Saturday's
Senatorial election analyzed. We can't say it
any better, so read Ben's remarks.
H S. SENATOR JOHN McCIcUaa of
WJ. Arkansas who was buried last week
was baptized by Dr Perry F Webb of San
Antonio, father in-law of Dr. Fred V.
HIE WERE ALL set to support Price
*■ Daniel Jr. for Attorney General . .
until we read that Wales Madden, the
Amarillo Demopublican who headed John
Connally's “Texans for Ford" a year ago
this fall was his Amarillo campaign
Sorry , Price.
No thanks. Wales.
HgRIDAY WE WILL be In Washington
■ where we accepted an invitation to
attend a White House briefing. The all-dav
visit will include lunch, interviews with
senior staff members and 30 minutes w ith
■UE HAVE HAD lots worse governors
•W than Preston Smith However, we feel
that his bid for a comeback is an exercise in
futility and for very practical reasons.
It would take a major miracle to elect
anyone from the Panhandle or South
Plains. . . any year.
He was able to overcome this problem
the first time having already been senator
and lieutenant governor and had the
advantage of being the "conservative" at a
time his opposition was "liberal.” Texas
hasn't elected a "liberal" governor since
1893 with the exception of Jimmy Allred
during the depression of the 1930s.
OVERNOR SMITH Is in much the same
position as was Ralph Yarborough in
1970. at least in one respect. . . they had to
contend with the fleeting nature of the
When one wins an election it appears on
the surface that he has established a base of
support that will be the backbone of a
campaign for re-election.
But this support is so volatile. It grows
old and inactive. It loses interest. It moves
away. It dies. A new class of voters takes its
place. In six short years six new classes of
voters takes its place. In six short years six
new classes reach voting age. And before
you know it. a bunch of young and new
voters arc asking. "Preston WHO?"
Ever once in a while someone with
extraordinary charisma, who has established
a personality cult, is able to make a
comeback. But it seldom happens.
£MITH'S OVERWHELMING task. If he
is to win. is to charm the hundreds of
thousands of new voters in Houston. Dallas,
and San Antonio w ho know only that "some
guy named Smith who lives out on the
prairies of West Texas wants to be
governor. So what else is new?"
Briscoe has played it smart, perhaps.
By doing less than nothing, thus avoiding
militant controversy, he appeals to the
masses who don’t know and who don't give a
damn about what's going on.
However, one poll gives John Hill 50%
of the votes as of November. Briscoe 42%
and Undecided 8%. Another taken among
"probable Democratic voters" gives Hill
44 '". Briscoe 38%. Smith 8%, and Unde-
cided 10%. Both show Hill gaining and
Briscoe dropping since identical polls taken
Nevertheless, we believe that if the
election was held today. Briscoe would be
the winner—despite the fact that 10 years is
too darn long for ANY governor, particularly
Greatest danger comes from too much
appointive power. It isn't a healthy situation
when one governor is able to replace every
board with his own handpicked appointees.
We first learned that lesson during the
^|l'( II IS HEARD these days about the
^^^need of Big Oil and Big Gas for
"incentive." They have neither the incen-
tive to explore for new reserves or even to go
after known reserves in Oklahoma and
Louisiana. An appropriate incentive would
be something like $5 per mef for gas and
perhaps $1 a gallon for gasoline. . . and NO
We too are a great believer in incentive.
In fact, we believe utility companies
would have greater incentive to hold down
the price of natural gas and electricity if they
did not have the fuel adjustment charge
which appears on our bills each month
HAT INCENTIVE does a ulilliv have
to argue w ith a supplier of natural gas
if the cost of each price hike, whatever it is.
can be passed on to the consumer?
Why should a utility argue or resist a
so-called "cost of living” wage hike, or even
a completely unjustified wage hike when the
total cost of the wage hike is passed on to the
consumer* W’here is the Incentive when the
hike is paid by the consumer and not by the
MM HEN W AS IT written in the sUlt* that
■W the penalties for runawav inflation
must all be absorbed by the other fellow,
never by ourselves?
The ONLY way to hold intlation to
reasonable limits is to make it unprofitable
to do otherwise. When there is a penalty for
greed, only then will it lose some of its
Inflation never occurs except when
somebody gets the other fellow over a barrel
or when somebody gets so prosperous that
he wants something so desperately that he
will pay for it more than it is worth,
outbidding somebody else who also wants it!
Best example is the auction sale!
■ NELATION AFFECTS every element of
m society directly or indirectly, favorably or
Although it is a chain reaction, it takes
only one spark to initiate it—and it has a
definite and specific starting point!
ARS ALW AYS father inflation, and
the size or magnitude of the offspring
is proportionate to the size of the war.
During the inflationary period which
accompanied World War I. labor thought the
golden age had arrived w hen salaries soared
to $175 a month' Farmers rejoiced when
wheat advanced to $2 a bushel. The
differential was much wider during World
War II. due to the fact that WW II wat ,i
much larger and more extensive war.
^y|CRMAl.l.T EACH period of Inflation
■V ends in deflation or a bust! Normally the
resulting deflation or depression Is much
deeper than the preceding period of Inflation
The depression following World War 1
reached its maximum depth in 1921. It was
expected. It was considered inevitable. War
prosperity occasioned by huge military
spending stops, returning soldiers boost
unemployment, and the inevitable result is
recession and depression.
HE ADMINISTRATION as well as the
mood of the public decreed that this
traditional cycle must not be allowed to
happen following World War II
In the first place, due to the magnitude
of World War II the resulting depression
would have resulted in a crash from which
many economists warned we could never
recover. It would be an example of the old
"the bigger they are the harder they fall"
BO IT WAS THAT we somewhat "artifl-
ciallv" avoided the crash that normally
would have followed World War II. Mass
unemployment and its terrors were avoided
by government compensation where neces-
sary. Union bargaining power prevented any
tendencies of the wage scale to soften. Even
a mild recession was countered with
increased government spending. In fact, we
practically legislated depression out of
There were other factors that made
government's assumed responsibility less
necessary. High w ages and shortages during
the war of automobiles, new homes,
electrical appliances, and a thousand other
gadgets plus many new developments of the
war years such as television, modern air
conditioning, etc., opening up not only new
markets but entire new industries, resulted
in a flood of purchasing power being
VHE RECONVERSION period from war
■ to peace lasted from about 1945 to 1950.
As late as 1950 some automobile agencies
still had waiting lists for new cars, it was still
difficult to find hardwixvd flooring for new
homes except on the black market, news-
print was still rationed, but that year we
began the longest period of prosperity in the
history of the world.
(Continued On Page Four)
"I COULDN’T GO HOME without having a good Mexican dinner at El Camino
in Tulia." Entertainer Jimmy Dean said Saturday night at a dinner party he hosted
for members of his family "This place is reputed to have the best Mexican food
anywhere." Dean and his wife Sue. who make their home in Tenafly, N. J., arrived
in Platnview Friday afternoon for a Christmas party for employees of Jimmy Dean
Meat Co. They returned to New Jersey Sunday. The Deans visited in the home of one
of his Tulia aunts. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Foster. In presenting members of his party.
Dean made a point that the Fosters are from Vigo Park. (They lived on a farm at Vigo
Park before retiring in Tulia). Pictured, from left. Muriel Stark. Tulia. Jimmy’s aunt;
Jinimv; Marvena Reinken. Plainview, Jimmy’s aunt; Ann (Mrs. M. T.) Taylor,
Lubbock. M. T. Taylor, Jimmy’s uncle; Eva Taylor. Lubbock. Jimmy’s aunt; Sue
Dean; Mrs. Ruth Dean (Jimmy's mother); Versa (Mrs. Chester) Foster. Tulia.
Jimmy’s aunt; Chester Foster; and Jimmy. Not pictured is Christine Foster Nelson of
Lubbock, seated next to Mrs. Stark. (Herald photo by Zoa Honea)
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Senatorial Runoff Is Saturday
Swisher County will join
the other counties of the 31st
Senatorial District Saturdav
in choosing a successor to
State Senator Max Sherman
who resigned last summer to
become president of West
State Rep Bob Simpson of
Amarillo will face former
Congressman Bob Price of
Pampj in the runoff Simp
son led Price "'322 to "049
throughout the district with
three other candidates
In Swisher County. Pets. I
and 4 will vote in the county
clerk's office in the court-
house in lulia Pets. 2. 3 and
9 will vote in the tax office in
the courthouse. Pet. 10 will
vote in the Clavtonville Com-
munity Hall; Pets. b. II and
12 will vote at the Kress
National Bank, and Pets. 7
and 9 will vote at the Happy-
The polls will be open from
7 a m. until 7 p.m.
Simpson ended his cam-
jvaign in Swisher County with
a coffee held Wednesdav
morning in the Willie Room
He said he was personally-
visiting in each of the 2b
counties during the closing
davs of the campaign. He
had previously been in each
county earlier in the cam-
Price, who appeared with
the other four candidates at a
rails prior to the first elec-
tion. has been campaigning
along with several Repub-
lican state officials from
The two candidates were
guests on Channel 7 Hotline
Sunday. Simpson said he felt
his greatest problem was
apathy of the voters. The
vote was light in the first
election and is expected to be
even lighter Saturdav. Simp-
son saiJ that since Repub-
licans ate more diligent than
Democrats, he felt a light
vote would benefit his
The Tulizi Herald
★ * COVERING SWISHER COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE + *
VOL. b9. NO. 49
THE TULIA (Swisher County) HERALD
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1977
Home Judging Is Scheduled J,,/,,, Supporting
There is still time to install
Christmas home decorations,
according to the Chamber of
The tow n has been div ided
into four areas for judging
north of bth Street, south of
bth Si to 2nd St. and east to
Dallas St.; south of 2nd St to
7)h St and east to Austin;
and Mackenzie addition
south Ironi 2nd St. to 7th St.
and east from Austin.
Claytonville Farmers Warn Hunters
Farmers in the Clayton-
ville community have met to
take action against unlawful
hunting on their tarnis. ac-
cording to Clifford Jameson.
The farms have been posted
and persons desiring to hunt
must secure permission Ironi
the owner or stop hv H F. A
W Grain where thev may fill
out lorms and secure per
"If vou want to really get
that 'Christmas Spirit', eon
sider a contribution to (he
Girlstown Christmas Fund,”
saul Wemlall Patterson,
president of the lulia Lions
Club, as he announced his
club's participation in the 9th
annual Lions District 2T-I
coat and shoe fund drive for
Girstown, LISA Each of the
98 girls located at the Bor
gcr, Whiteface and Austin
campuses will he given a $90
gill certificate to be used to
purchase a new coat, a new
pair of shoes and other
needed clothing for
"As we have discovered in
years past, this will he the
first time for some of these
girls to puk out a new coat in
a stivre." said 21-1 District
Governor Felix Rvals of
White Deer. "W’lth the hel|i
of the good people in the
Golden Sjiread the 1 ions of
District 21 I have been able
to purchase this needed clo-
thing for these girls for the
past eight scars Also, we
have been able to contribute
to the Girlstown operating
fund and through special
projects we were able lo
build a building on the
Whiteface campus during
this past year," said the
Lions Governor. Since the
founding ol Girlstown in
March 1949 approximately
IbOO girls have made their
home on one of these three
campuses. "Funds raised in
excess ol the amount needed
lor the gilt certificates will he
presented to Girlstown,"
said Nolan Gradv, District
21 I Girlstown chairman.
Co-chairpersons for this
year's drive are: Carolyn
New hold of the Amarillo
llailv News. Janet Buster of
KFDA IV Rov Md ov ot
KAMK-TV, Bedford Forrest
ot KVII TV and Royee Bodl-
ford of KtiNC Radio.
This contribution appeal
goes out to all residents of
the Panhandle and South
Plains Checks should be
made |>uyahle lo "Girlstown
Christmas Fund" and may
be sent lo your local Lions
Club or mailed to: Hox t>7,
Amarillo, Texas 79105.
Protests May Save Rural Hospitals
Murray, lavender, Webb, Milligan To C-C Board
Congressman Jack Highto-
wer announced recently that
he had received a letter from
Joseph Califano. Secretary of
Health. Education and Wei
fare, stating that the agency
is "reassessing" their posi-
tion on the hospital guide-
lines published in the Fed-
eral Register last September.
"Secretary Califano's ac-
tion was reassuring." High-
tower said "Twice, in as
many days, we have seen
federal agencies res|>ond lav-
orahlv to a strong grass roots
reaction to proposed guide
Secretary of Agriculture
Boh Bergland had an-
nounced December 1 that the
Department would allow gra
zing o| seta-side acres.
Hightower had repeatedly
communicated the need for
such a provision to Secretary
Hcrgland and other USDA
offu uls. and grain producers
from the 13th District and
other grain producing areas
of the nation had written to
emphasize the consequences
of not providing it.
In a letter the Congress-
man wrote October 28 to the
l)c|iartmcnt of Health. Edu-
cation ami Wrllarc he stated
that the proposed health
guidelines could result in
(Continued On Page Thirteen)
Dew directors named to
the Chamber of Commerce
hoard are Charles Murray.
First National Bank; Hill
Lavender. Hill Lavender &
Sons; Dr Morris Webb,
optometrist; and Gilbert Mil-
ligan. J-Gee Department
Their terms will begin Jan
Outgoing directors are C.
W Reeves, president; Har
old Irlbeek. secretary-
treasurer; Hal Wilke-sou.
Welcome Committee chair
man and Kite Contest chair-
man. and T. A. Havhurst,
Annual Chamber banquet
has been scheduled for
March ID with Reagan
Brown, C ommissioner of Ag
riculturc. as speaker.
Nominations for Man and
Woman of the Year will be
accepted by the Chamber
until January 31.
Dec. 15 Deadline For Santa
Letters, Christmas Card Fund
Santa Claus is again in-
viting youngsters to send
their letters to him in care of
The Tulia Herald. The letters
will be forwarded to the
North Pole and also be
published in the Christmas
edition of The Herald which
will be dated Dec. 22.
Deadline for all letters is
Dec. I5 is alvi the deadline
for all donors to the Swisher
County Library who arc mak-
ing contributions in lieu of
sending Christmas greetings
to local friends. Names of all
donors will appear in a full
page greeting to appear in
the Christmas edition of the
paper. Donations should be
mailed to Christmas Card
Fund. Box MX), Tulia.
New meter connections re-
ported by the city of Tulia
since last week: Dontmga
Lira. 308 S. Fannin; Esperan-
za Quitanilla. 220 N. Crosby;
Emilia Roscndcz, MX) S.
Hale; Allic L. Hanna, 120 S.
Patients admitted to
Swisher Memorial Hospital
since last Tuesday: Josh
Todd, Danny Ward. Mrs.
Chris Rios. I W Hilcv Jr..
Mrs. Carolyn Davis. Jamer
Franklin. David Hulsey.
Mrs Dalia Islas, Garv Hutto,
Marius Miller, Mrs. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rios,
52I North Games. Tulia. a
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rod-
riguez. Box 3b. Edmonson, a
New subscribers to The
lulia Herald since last week:
VIcMT Wi aks Route 2. Sil-
ver'on; Fred Hancock. 2409
Wilson St.. Platnview,
Texas; Murry E. Vise Jr.,
Box I8II. Big Spring. Texas;
Ed Johnson. Star Route, Box
7bA. Goodland. Texas; Mrs.
Riilic McDaniel. Route I,
Amherst. Texas; Steve
Rhoads. 214 North Donley,
Temperature extremes for
the week were 75 and 15.
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Baggarly, H. M. The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1977, newspaper, December 8, 1977; Tulia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth506418/m1/1/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Swisher County Library.