The Llano News (Llano, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1956 Page: 1 of 10
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THE LLANO NEWS
Thursday, September 6, 1956
Bountiful Rains Fill City Reservoir;
Irrigation Suit Delayed As Result
P-TA Officers and Pecau Creek Rises Rapidly
Committees Told And Pours Into Llano Kiver
t PECAN CREEK PUTS RISE IN THE LLANO
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flowed into the Llano River from Pecan Creek.
By JOHN W. CARDWELL
In many more ways than one It
Is very fortunate that rains fell
when they did last week to again
supply Uano with Water. How
much It meant is surely appreciat-
ed by those who received it on
their land and by those In Llano
town who were waiting with ap-
prehension the arrival of their
14-per-thousand-gallon water bill.
And perhaps the most fortunate
of all are the people who were
about to enter Into court action
last Friday morning in Mason with
some bitterness about the whole
problem ... the people from both
Llano and up-river. Basing of the
situation erases some of the ten-
seness and will allow both parties
to enter the court with calmer
Last, but probably the most
Important, the valuable and much-
needed ruins give Llano “breath-
ing time" to group forces to solve
the problem once and for all.
Uano can no more afford to gam-
ble on the weather for its water
than a legitimate businessman can
afford to write hot checks on his
account, hoping that by some wild
chance, somebody else will put
money in his account. Nobody will!
Nobody else is going to solve
Llano’s water problem!
Two solutions are at hand for
our predicament: 1) store the
water In sufficient quantities our-
selves, or 2) make arrangements to
buy it from someone else who has
It stored and then pipe It to Llano.
The technicalities of getting
money to solve our problem and
the engineering problems involved
should be attacked at once — not
The costs of lifting water back
to Uano from, say, Granite Shoals,
would undoubtedly be very high.
They may be prohibitive. But so
is the cost of shipping the water
.Continued on page ten
Hundreds Enjoy Golden Anniversary
Celebration At Prairie Mountain
A l’arent-Teacher Association
executive meeting was held In the
school cafeteria Tuesday afternoon
with Mrs. Ivan Bode, president, in
A number of committee chair-
men reported their plans for the
coming year. These plans will bo
worked out more fully during the
coming month before the first re-
gular P-TA meeting Is held October
Officers and committee chair
men for the coming year Include
Mrs. Ivan Bode, president; Mrs.
Wilma l.arremore, 1st vice-presi-
dent; Mrs. James Rusche. 2nd vice-
president; Mrs. Marvin Click, 3rd
vlceprealdent; Mrs. Bdward llaf-
fner. recording secretary; Mrs. M
gathered around a huge llveoak i churches.
tree at the one-time school house The principal talk of the aftor-
whlch Is so much a part of all noon was given by Rev.Warren
their memories. I Bills with Rev O. ^Raeke tf
.Prairie Mountain fiftieth an- Fredericksburg giving the benedlc-
niversary was observed as a period
of quiet Thanksgiving and a time
of tribute to former ministers and
Rev. A. R. Vetter, pastor of
the Klngsland Community Church
and a former Prairie Mountain
acners ciniurunj. ---- n...
The program began at 3 p.m., minister, gave a History of llell-
wlth Clifford Settemoyer, pres!- glon In Prairie Mountain,
dent of the Prairie Mountain Rural Mrs. Charles Keese then spoke
Progress Organisation, presiding, on the “History of Education
naele when the tabernacle wus
built In 1917 and still stands, over-
hanging the tabernacle.
The children of the community
gave a skit on the project* which
have been completed by the rurul
neighborhood group Including
painting the community center
building, vaccinating dogs against
rabies, testing the wells, erecting
Individual family signs at tho
community center entrance, build-
ing recreational facilities, and tho
residents meeting, eating, praying,
The rains certainly came last
weekend and accomplished several
things at. the same time. First
result of the gushing downpours
(in some parts of the County) was
to make Pecan Creek overflow
and fill the Llano Reservoir.
An indirect consequence of the
rain was the postponement of the
lawsuit of the Texas State Board
of water Control and City of l.lano
vs. all Irrigators on tho upper
Rain Hits Several Spots Hard
A total of only 1.25 Inches fell
on Uano proper, Friday ami Satur-
day according to the guage of Glen
Myers, official weather observer
Settemeyer gave a cordial welcome
to all persons present and express-
ed the hope that the ceremony
would be a time of enjoyment of
memories of life in Prairie Moun-
Alvin Schneider gave the his-
tory of the Prairie Mountain home
Mentioned in one of the speech-
es was a huge oak tree which was
The program then got underway at the site of the worship taber
Proceeds of $370
Judging Team Barbecue
Rained In; But Is Success
Friday's fund-raising barbecue excellent Job of barbecuing In tho
B. Vlrdell, corresponding score here,
tary; Mrs. Raymond Rogers, trea- other points around the county
surer; Mrs. L. D. Trammell, hlstor- | did better, however. Clarence Os-
ian. bourn's ranch near Valley Spring
Program chairman, Mrs. Wilma
lnirretnore; finance chairman. Mrs.
James Rusche; Membership chair-
man. Mrs. Click; hospitality. Mrs
Edwin Gould; safety, Mrs. I-eo
Whitt: telephone, Mrs. Taylor Vlr-
dell; Pre-Schol Ago Study Group,
Mrs. Horace Etheridge; health and
welfare, Mrs. Sam Rabli; Charac-
ter and Spiritual Life, Mrs. E. W.
1 lasso; room representatives,
Mrs. Fay Miller, olomentnry
school: Mrs. Richard Stacdtler,
and playing together, finding phy- Junior high school; and Mrs. Bus-
Continued on page ten I sell Osbourn high s< boo
Candidates Selected For
ASC Committee Election
got rains totalling approximately
five inches during tho wot week-
end. Theo Crenwolge Informed the
NEWS that his and ills dad's
ranch got 2.(15 this weekend. Other
county areas were loss fortunate
Ferguson Delays Suit
Saturday morning .tho schodul
Judge Thus. C. Ferguson
previous night. Also, Judge Fer-
guson told the NEWS that the
All farmers and ranchers of
Communities A-B-C of Uano Coun-
ty are hereby advised that on Sep-
tember 20, 1950 an election will he
held for the purpose of electing
community committeemen and al
irdttae shall he declared elected
ns delegates and alternate dele-
gates, respectively, to the county
Ballots will he mailed to all
eligible voters In the community
.ornate community committeemen whose names appear^on eounily of-
for the 4-H Judging Team was a
success, although less of one than
It would have been without the ex-
cellent rain that night.
The barbecue, originally planned
to be held In the park, was moved
indoors to the Llano School cafe-
Even so, all persons there were
all smllea. Llano la one place
where being rained out ts the best i Inman, acting as chairman of the
thing that can happen! | barbecue for the sponsoring or-
Proflt from the brabecue, which g an I sat Ion, the Hill Country Live-
served an estimated 250 people, stock Raisers' Assocltlon.
was |370 plus. Some meat, which Short speeches were made by
was left over, was sold to persons County Agent T. D. Tanksley, Jr.,
desiring to take It home. Clayton the team's sponsor and John C.
Strlbling and Bob Hunger did an .Continued on page ten
In addition to revenue raised by
the barbecue, contributions total-
ing $550 were made hy the follow-
H. L. Green Co., Dallas; McLel-
ian Stores, Dallas; W. T. Grant
Co. Dallas; and Texas Aberdeen
Angus Association, Fort Worth.
At the barbecue, a short cere-
mony was conducted by i/jster
for 1957. The ballot will Include the
following who have been nominat-
ed hy the community nominating
Community A—Bauman, Doug-
las; Beyer. H. W; Epperson.
James; Henderson, Morris; Hill-
man. A. C.; l/elfeste. Randolph;
Oestrelch, I^eonard; Osbourn,
Cecil; Rabb, Sam: Schneider,
Community B Cassadny, Her-
man; Elliott, Marvin; Johnson,
Jess; Lange, Howard; Oestrelch,
Reuben; Oestrelch, Rudolph; Os-
bourn, Russell; Sawyer, J. L.;
Stewart, Therbert; Whitt, Lee.
Community C — Allen, T. M.;
Cllngor. Ford; Franklin, Walter;
Hallmark, L. A.; Moore, James L.
flee mailing lists. These ballots
will be mailed on September 10,
1956 and must he returned to the
County ASC Office at the expense
of the voter.
Ballots returned by mull must be
mailed in time (o reach the County
Office by 1:00 pin., September 20,
1950. Ballots may be returned to
tho County Office In person, and,
If so, must be returned hy 1:00
p.tn. o'clock on September 20, 1956.
Farmers and ranchers eligible to
vote In the community election who
do not receive ballots may obtuln
ballots at the County Office, which
Is located at Llano, Texas.
larremores have visitors
Rat Maimer of Pocatlllo, Idaho,
Pearson, John; Smith, Hay; Stribl-! brother-in-law of Mrs. WHma
lug Clayton; Templeton, U>uis; Larremore, Is a surprise visitor In
Wennmohs, Frit*. i Llano. He will spend several days
The elected chairman and vice- with Mr. and Mrs. larremore an<
| chairman of the community com- family.
Places High in
Iteha Wallis, 18-year old Bopho-
more at Southwest Texaa State
College at San Marcos and Llano
County Farm Dureau queen, placed
close to the top In the district
queen contest held at the Brady
MIbs Betty Richie of McCulloch
County won the district contest and
will compete In the state contest
to be held at the Rice Hotel In
Houston November 11-14.
Miss Perry Jo Bode of GR’espie
County was runnerup.
Mr. B. J. Gist, a director of Dis
trict 7, presided at the combined
queen's contest and talent show.
Bill Shomette, radio peraonality
from San Antonio, was master of
The talent show waa staged by
members of the Farm Bureau of
Ike various counties of the dis-
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naiuruny mornm* • p,u!nt|ffw- attorneys. Davis Grant
,-«l water suit with Llano and the Wllt(,r nill 8.
Water Board as be-, Tor Uan(, w„r„ agree-
■rnn in MllftOn Hi •» II.HI. «H 10™
xan in am"' „t,i,. to the postponement,
than an hour and a half, court 1
adjourned. Judge Thomas ( For- The trial to he hold two Mon-
guson postponed the dilatory pleas ^ from now will he for the pur-
or the plaintiffs until September pos(. of j,.t„rmliilng Just how much
17. The new proceedings will al*<> j damage will he Inflicted upon the
be held In district court at Mason.' Hupp,y ()f UnBO |,y future
with Judge Ferguson presiding. | lrrlf?othu.. A 4„c|aton In favor of
His reason for not proceeding (he plaintiffs «'»"'> *™ha*'**X
into the case was the fact that strain tho Irrigators only as such
,he water emergency In Uano , times as the Uano ( ily Reservoir
was erased by the liberal rains the Is low
An Open Letter
from R. V. Derrick
At this (time, now Unit ruins Iwive g'dtou Uiintfs hack
to normal, 1 would like 1o thunk several groups and in-
dividuals for their cooperation during onr water emer-
First on Hie list are the em|»lo.yecs who work with me
for,the City of I ilano Utilities Department. To these people
inv conRratulntimiH on a jtd» well done. I’hej work-
,.,1 nutny hours of overtime without eompens.itton; nil
the while, they allowed no altitude other Uian o| slim ism
• and pluck.
Imperial thanks goto Shirley Williams. Without Mr.
Williams’ generoKily, Hie wider we were It........I to pipe
from Oranite Shoals Lake would have eost ns all mnch
more. He allowed the < ily to use over MX) led ot Ins
own pipe and his personal pump lo load Ho* lank cars
with water from (the lake, and didn't charge us one
W VV. Cantrell and “llusl” Woolnn also deserve
commendation. These two gciillemeii worked two days on
their own and almost single hatoledly cleared Hie re-
servoir of (the drdiris brought, in by the ram last week-
end, along with the wafer. They deserve Hie thanks and
admiration of us all.
Finally, my Ihanks arc extended to the people of
Llano for YOl'H cooperation during the time of crisis, Hy
hearing with ns, you helped a ltd in ironing out our
water emergency this summer.
If. V Derrick
771 Register Tuesday For
Opening Of Llano School Year
Here County Agent T. D. Tanksley, Jr/ offers his sin cere thanks to the people of Uarfo-fdr the ^ turnout ror
the 4 If -Judging Team barbecue. Members of the team (left to right), John C. Reagor, 1f)ona < Th(J
Osbourn, and'Jimmy Stewart, appear to be composing tJicir talks of gratitude, which followed Ian .y .
eoncmtnvtion paid off with good sperehes.
A total of 7ff 1 students reglster-
.,,1 la the Uano Public tidiools
this week. Of these, 384 ura In
the first five grades, and are at-
tending the New Elementary
School. 189 are signed up In
OHenry Junior High School and
198 are enrolled In High Scheol.
The court by grades. Is as follow*:
New Elementary School;
First Grade (three section*)—68,
Second Grad# (three aectlona)—76,
Third Grade (three sections)—82,
Fourth Grade (two sections) 77,
Fifth Grade (two sections) 70, &
Special Students —5,
Sixth Grade (three sections)—66,
Seventh Grade (two sections)— 62,
& Eighth Grade (two section*)—
Junior*—»*, and Senior*—«».
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The Llano News (Llano, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1956, newspaper, September 6, 1956; Llano, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth817842/m1/1/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Llano County Public Library.