Jacksboro Gazette-News (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 13, Ed. 1 Monday, August 10, 1981 Page: 1 of 8
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1 OcJACKSBORO GAZETTE-NEWS 10‘
JACK COUNTY'S SHOPPING GUIDE SINCE 1880
AT THE CROSSROADS TO WEST TEXAS
ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND YEAR
JACKSBORO GAZETTE NEWS-JACKSBORO. TEXAS 76066
PUBLICATION NUMBER 271720
MONDAY. AUGUST 10, 1981
CITY CASH GROCERY observes Affiliated
Anniversary plus several key dates of their
City Cash Observes
For those of you who haven't dropped by
City Cash Grocery the last few days, now
might.be the perfect time to do just that.
Affiliated Food Stores around the state are
celebrating thirty six years of productive
business this month. Not only do the
banners, strung throughout the store,
proclaim this event, but so do the prices.
Rusty Porter has owned City Cash Grocery
in Jacksboro for about 44 years and has been
affiliated for approximately 25 years of this
time. For those of you who are too young to
remember, the store was originally located in
the building now occupied by The Herald
Danny Sipes has been with Rusty about
two years now and is the Assistant Manager.
Marvin Reynolds has been employed with
the grocery for nineteen years as the butcher.
During the years, the grocery became so
popular that not only did they require a
larger building, but they also needed a larger
ad in The Jacksboro Gazette. The following
was taken from a City Cash ad run in the
Gazette on June 10,1937.
FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 12
1 lb. Bright and Early Coffee ......... 21C
12 lbs. Gold Medal Flour ............ 49C
Tall Carnation Milk.................... 70
Baby Carnation Milk (6 cans) .........210
4 lb. Carton Shortening . ..........550
10 lbs. Pure Cane Sugar (cloth bag) .. 530
Lettuce (Firm Heads) each .......
Fresh Tomatoes lb...............
5 lbs. New Potatoes.............
Sliced Bacon ...................
. lb. 280
. lb. 160
Fancy Beef Roast ...............
. lb. 170
Now don't expect these prices today,
during these inflated times, but you can be
sure that the present prices are more than
• Postal Inspector Holds
Attentive Crowd at CC
On Thursday, August 6, J.R. Price, Postal
Inspector from Fort Worth, captured the
attention of over 100 people, who were
present at the Concerned Citizens.
Price spoke on the different ways fraud is
perpetrated through the mail. He was very
elaborate on medical frauds in his talk to the
Medical frauds are the most common and
are the hardest to filter out, as anyone with a
get rich quick scheme can purchase an 180
stamp and get the ball rolling. You should
deal only with reputable people that you
know something about.
If there is a product that will melt away fat
overnight or grow hair on a basketball, your
doctor will know about it before anyone else
will. Just because it's advertised in the
magazines or on the radio, doesn't make it
If you become a victim of mail fraud, notify
your postal inspector immediately. There is
no guarantee that you'll get all or even part of
your money back, but you may save someone
else from falling prey to the same situation.
The most important thing to remember is,
when you are in a desperate situation and
grasping for straws, there is always someone
out there ready to hand you one.
Weather Public Reminded of Visiting Legislators
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Year rain to date .........19.35
Tiger Band Begins
This weeks timetable is printed below for
your convenience. Remember, you must
attend these rehearsals if you are to be a
participant in the performing band program
Tuesday, August 11
3:00 All flute tryouts
3:30 All clarinet tryouts
4:00 All saxophone tryouts
4:30 All trumpet tryouts
5:00 All French Horn & Baritone tryouts
Percussion sectional, twirlers,
5:30 All trombones and tuba tryouts
6:00 Band rehearsal
9:30 Good night
Wednesday, August 12
4:00 Percussion tryouts
4:30 Band rehearsal
6:30 Good night
Thursday, August 13
5:00 Percussion, twirlers, flags, rifles
6:00 Band rehearsal
9:00 Swim party at city pool (band only)
11:30 Good night
Get Some Wheels and
Roll Against Dystrophy
Now is the time to join the Jerry Lewis
Skate-a-Thon to, help in the fight against
Muscular Dystrophy. This years event is
scheduled for Thursday and Friday, August
13 and 14, at the Jacksboro Roller Rink.
The Skate-a-Thon will begin promptly at
6:00 p.m. Thursday and continue until 6JX)
a.m. Friday. There.will be several great prizes
ottered this year, including a black and white
television to the first place winner. The
second place prize will be a pair of Cowboy -
boots with a Jerry Lewis Watch being
presented as third prize.
These prizes are based on those
its raising the most amount of
money. All entrants, raising $75.00 or more,
will receive a windbreaker with an RSROA
emblem on it. All those entering will receive a
sew-on patch and certificate of appreciation
from Jerry Lewis.
Entrants will be required to remain on the
skating floor for at least 45 minutes of each
hour. They may bring snacks, but they must
abide by the rules of the rink, concerning food
If you are a mother, concerned about the
welfare of your child if they enter, be assured
from those who experienced this last year,
these children are in very capable hands.
Mary Ewell is this years coordinator for
this particular event. The children are
watched very closely at all times and are
checked at various intervals for exhaustion
or those too frequent blisters that appear on
you may contact
NO KIDS AND HELP
The public is reminded to take the
opportunity to meet with two of our noted
legislators in events slated for this week.
v U.S. Representative Charles Stenholm will
be guest at a 9:00 o'clock coffee at The
Jacksboro National Bank Community
Room, Tuesday, August 11. You are invited to
attend and hear the congressman's views on
the actions of the present Congress and what
is anticipated when Congress convenes this
Also this week, Senator Bob Glasgow will
Louis Thornton, director of the high school
band, reminds all students of the pre-school
rehearsals scheduled for this week.
School Calendar for
Coming Year Released
Superintendent Tim McPherson released
the school calendar for the Jacksboro I.S.D.
for the coming year.
In an effort to keep mothers of small
children, who often don't make it home with
notes from the teacher, from being confused
as to which days are considered holidays,
this calendar is being printed for you to clip
The following is the calendar of holidays
that will be observed for the first semester
only. The calendar for the second semester
will be printed at a later date.
Aug. 19, 20,
Nov. 26, 27
Labor Day Holiday
Teacher Inservice (student
End of First Six Weeks
TSTA Inservice (student
End of Second Six Weeks
Teacher Inservice (student
Classes out at 2:30 p.m.
End of Third Six weeks
Teacher Inservice (student
End of First Semester
"Old Paddy" Strikes
Fear in Hearts of Men
by Sharon James
Jacksborough was first occupied by the
Sixth U.S. Cavalry on July 4, 1866 and was
commanded by Major and Brevet Colonel
S.H. Starr, better known as "Paddy" Starr.
Any of his men would tell you that he was a
terror. A "terror" to wrong doers he was, but a
braver or more honorable officer never wore
the uniform. He was only at peace when he
was at war.
Time did not seem to soften "Paddy". Just
the opposite seemed to be the story. On one
occassion, soldier H.H. McConnell went to
his quarters to give him some papers on a
soldier in the outfit, that was being
transferred to military prison.
"Paddy" looked the papers over and
informed McConnell they were not properly
filled out and instructed him to correct them
McConnell, knowing that the papers were
all in order, inquired as to how they were
incorrect. "Go find out for yourself," shouted
"Paddy" and McConnell promptly exited the
On reaching his room, he could find no
errors in the contents of the papers, so he
marched right back into the Colonel's tent
and informed him of his findings.
"Paddy" looked over the papers again,
could find no errors and motioned for him to
leave. No sooner had he reached the outside
area, than "Paddy" called him back in and
pointing to a spot, with his finger, declared,
"Put a comma there, sir,......now GO!"
He was captious, querulous and cranky. He
was never loved nor missed by his men, but
he was alsways respected.
This is just another one of the colorful
people you will be seeing in the Living
History Presentation to be held at Fort
Richardson in September.
Make your plans now to come out and enjoy
this trip back into time. This may be the only
way you will ever truly understand just what
your anscestors went through, when they were
young. We have all sat around and listened to
the tales our grandfathers told, but seeing
these take unfold before your very eyes helps
you visualize that it wasn't as easy as they
make it look in the movies.
be a guest of Concerned Citizens of Jack
County Thursday morning, August 13, at
Mr. Glasgow will be here to speak and
answer your questions concerning the
actions of the special session of the state
legislature. Persons desiring to have lunch
with Senator Glasgow may make
reservations by calling 567-2607.
Congressman Stenholm and Senator
Glasgow look forward to meeting their many
friends and learning how they may serve the
district and county better.
Jacksboro ISD to
Hold Budget Hearing
Tim McPherson, superintendent of
schools, announced today there would be a
budget hearing held this month in the
Jacksboro High School Library.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
August 20, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
All interested persons are advised to place
this time and date on their calendar of events
and made every possible effort to attend.
TP and L Increases Rates
According to Jim Hutto, Texas Power &
Light Company Manager in Mineral Wells,
even though the Texas Public Utility
Commission yesterday found the Company
to be revenue deficient by $88 million based
on actual numbers for 1980, the PUC only
authorized Texas Power & light Company to
increase its rates by $57.1 million.
Hutto explained that when consideration
is given to annualization of such
adjustments as the previous rate increase
(implemented in mid 1980), the number of
customers served at the end of 1980,
determination of a large industrial customer
and the effects of weather, the actual rate
increase will be only $57.1 million.
"We want our customers to know that the
dollar figure the Commission is using is
unobtainable," Hutto siad. "ForTexas Power
& Light to realize even $57.1 million, we
would have to expect essentially the same
summer weather conditions as in 1980. Our
area had more than 60 days of 100°
temperature and that is not normal."
Under the PUC order, Texas Power & Light
says general business revenue will rise
approximately 5.6%, including fuel. The
residentual rates, based on an average
monthly usage of 1079 kwh, ($52.70 on pesent
rate) including fuel, will increase about 8.9%
or $4.69 per month.
The Company will put these new rates into
effect as soon as possible under bond.
He concluded by saying that the rate
increase is "inadequate when considering
present economic conditions and the
Commission's ruling means we will have to
consider further rate relief in the near
1981 Year Books Arrive
The 1981 Fang Year Books will be
distributed at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August
12, at the Jacksboro High School library.
There will be absolutely no books
distributed before this time.
There will also be a Fang Signing Party at
the J.H.S. Library at this time. This will be a
great time for all students to gather, with
their friends, to write momentos in their
Free Hursing Clinic
to be Held in Perrin
A free nursing clinic for anyone 18 years of
age and older is being held in Perrin at the
Church of Christ on Tuesday, August 18, at
10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
This clinic will be a free screening type for
the early detection of disease for persons who
This clinic will be a free screening type
service for the early detection of disease for
persons who have not seen a physician for
medical evaluation within a period of one
This program provides screening test for
blood pressure, diabetes, anemia,
overweight, and skin disorders and is
sponsored by Public Health Region 4,1 exas
Department of Health.
Lions Club to Meet
as Regularly Scheduled
The lions Club will hold its regularly
scheduled luncheon meeting Wednesday,
August 12, beginning at 12:00 sharp.
All members are urged to attend this
meeting, as it will be a business meeting for
the purpose of planning coming events and
activities through the month of October.
Also, at this time, there will be an
evaluation from the members as to proposed
ideas presented by the board of directors.
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