Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1961 Page: 2 of 8
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Cy DON PEOPLES
With three elections of govern-
ing officials, school board mem-
c:1 and that is that. This is not
the full picture and before one
makes a definate decission against
the issue if they feel that way,
they should talk with Mayor How-
ard Lane or one of the councilmen
to learn what part this critical
election has' to do with the long
range planning and growth of our
, I have not dug back too far into
&ers, city councilmen and sena- Panhandle>s history, but I have
toral candidates, past, it is time iearned that for many years the
ISo turn back to another election city was bankrupt and under a
which has been brought before the court order that all tax money
noting public in Panhandle. was to t0 ^ back debte- Th*
This is the question of the issu- condition continued for about 15
ance of $50,00 in bonds for street years or 50 ^ the back mdebt-
smprovements in the city.
Nothing is said in the legal
publication regarding the bond This has retarded the growth of
issue nor on the ballots which the town and has kept any city
gives the over-all picture of the activities at a complete halt. As
issue which is to be1 voted on April a result, many persons may have
22. grown acustomed to the ideas that
To one who looks at the surface the town will never grow and do
me surface of the proposal, it not want to change a thing,
means a few streets will be pav-
PAGE 2 — THE PANHANDLE HERALD
Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, Thur., April 6, 1961
DON and NORENE PEOPLES. Publishers
DON PEOPLES, Editor
BILL McCLURE, Shop Foreman
Entered as second class matter, July 22, 1887, ac tne
post office at Panhandle, Texas, under the act of
March 8, 1870
Established July 22, 1887
Printed Every Thursday at Panhandle, Carson
was paid off in the mid
= PRE SS =
We know a popular pop.
He takes mom and the
family out to eat regular-
ly. Mom needs a day off!
Mom says she loves our
food, and pop especially
likes our prices.
Highway 60 and 15
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR
All interested persons are advised
that the construction o: U. S. High-
way 60 from F. M. 1912 to Pan-
handle is being planned by the
Texas Highway Commission. The
contemplated location will pass
through a portion of the town of
Panhandle along the existing lo-
cation with additional right of
way needed for widening. Pre-
liminary drawings, plans and
sketches showing the proposed lo-
cation and type of construction are
on file at tire District Engineer’s
office, 403 Bowie, Amarillo, Texas,
or at the office of the Supervising
Resident Engineer, 713 Lipscomb,
Amarillo, Texas. Any interested
citizen may request that a public
hearing be held with respect to
____ such proposed location and the
--------------- ----- ■ —- economic effect of such location
is growing by leaps and bounds decision to put the issue before tact with in Panhandle have im- by delivering a written request to
with the construction of the new the voters again so soon. pressed us with the fact they are die District Engineer or the Super-
school, new homes, new churches Mayor Lane has presented the a cautious and careful group and viging Resident Engineer on or
As a result of the street improve- and other signs of growth. But, report of the city-s financial con_ Will not blindly jump into some- before April 20, 1961.
ment bond issue two things will this trend is going on because q geveral V . ' ^ thing such as a tax increase and -
happen. If the issue passes, the people coming here have faith that , extra expenditures for street im- miss ELLEN LATTA PLEDGES
town will be on its way to a long the city residents will give the street improvement issue was con- pr0vements without understanding MCMURRAY COLLEGE CLUB
civic improvement pro- council the green light to make sidered for a second time. It is not tbe issue and what it means.
This will result in a better improvements. They have corifi- in bie form of a sales pitch to When they do see the value of Miss Ellen-Latta, a freshman at
town for those who live here and dence in the town’s growth. bigh presure groups into mass sucb a bond issue now before them McMurray College in Abilene, has
more of an incentive for new resi- , T action to vote yes> but rather a and its relation to a long range pledged Theta Chi Lambda, a wo
dents and businesses to be located Can ^ trend reverse as 1 said factual presentation that grap- civic improvement program, we men’s social club at the school,
here If it fails to pass, Panhan- with the failure of the bond issue? hically shows how the town can feel they wm approve the bond is- according to school officials,
die will go the way of many other When Panhandle was bankrupt, now begin to take action on civic sue by a landslide majority. Miss Latta is the daughter of
small communities which failed to the population began to fall off improvements, slowly and with It is with this confidence in the Mr. and Mrs. George Latta.
provide the governing ‘body with rapidly. The city could make po carf; and.make * a better Place people of the town to take neces-
to live without creating any fin- sary steps for a civic improve-
MEMBER: Texas Press Association, Panhandle
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It can happen
the right to do long range plann- improvements. ---- - ^.
ing for the city’s improvement Many wise persons here turned ancial dangers, to the city or bur- menit program that We state stron-
and will become smaller and down the issue and later said had den the Pe°Ple wlth taxes- gly that we feel that each and
smaller. they have understood the long if not for growth, one should every voter §° to the Polls
How can I say what will happen range plans of the council they consider the street improvements anc* scratch out Against the issu-
with the failure to pass this bond would have passed it. This is one a necessity for the town. Did you ance street improvement
issue? I will grant that the town of the main factors in the councils get stuck in your car? How much bonds.
April 22, you will chart the fate
The Real McCoys
J. C. McCollough, and
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To Service Your Radio and TV’s
HEARE RADIO and TELEVISION
Authorized Zenith Dealer
Surratt Bldg. 3rd and Main
water did you wade through to
get to company’s home.
Most of the people with whom
of Panhandle with pencil or pen
as you draw a line on a ballot in
Norene and I have come in con- City Hall.
Not How Cheap
Carroll Lisenbe Buys
Announcement of the purchase
of the building in which the Pan-
handle Irrigation Company is
housed by Carroll Lisenbe owner
of the business, from Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Bernauer of Austin was made
Did you know Gasoline
is Taxed at a Rate' '
5 Times as High
ISM TEXAS, YOU PAY 3€K TAX
ON 10 GALLONS OF GASOLINE
Butane, Oil Company
At Groom Is Sold
BE KElRPW. 6RANPAV/ TlU. WE
INSURES YOU WITH
Sale of the Koetting Butane and
Oil Company of Groom to Carey 222 N. MAIN
McAdams by B. J. Koetting was
The firm is the Phillips 66
wholesale agency for Groom and
B. J. Koetting, former owner of
the business, is the son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Detten of Pan-
handle. Koetting is currently em-
ployeed in Lubbock as a manager
of a stetel building manufactur-
Gasoline taxes will be lowered —
if the latest temporary
Federal gasoline tax increase
expires on Jnne 30th as scheduled by
the 1959 Federal Highway Act.
Along with all good citizens, we ore in favor of
building the roads that the motoring public needs.
But, in the last 10 years alone, Federal and State taxes
nationwide on gasoline have skyrocketed 51 % — sky-
rocketed to a point where gasoline, a basic commodity,
is actually taxed at a rate five times as high-as luxuries
like diamonds and mink coats.
Must gasoline faxes be so high? Most people believe
that gasoline taxes are high because the money is needed
to pay for our national highway program. This is not so.
The fact is that out cf every highway-user tax dollar
collected last year by the Federal government, more than
40 cents was diverted to non-highway purposes.
If these highway-user tax revenues were spent for high-
ways—as they should he—gasoline taxes could be lowered,
and the highway program given a boost.
In fact, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1959 provides
that when the added temporary Federal gasoline tax ex-
pires on June 30th, 1961, as scheduled, some $802 mil-
lion a year in highway-user taxes —now diverted to the
U. S. Treasury’s general fund—will instead be deposited
in the Highway Trust Fund.
As a result, if the latest Federal temporary gasoline tax
increase expires on June 30th as scheduled—the national
highway program will actually get $225 million more
each year than it now receives from the latest Federal
temporary-gasoline tax increase.
In January of this year, after an exhaustive 2-year sur-
vey of national transportation policy, a special U. S.
Senate study group confirmed the wisdom of this decision.
This will be good news for you. You will be able to’
enjoy a steadily improving highway system, at a lower
HIRE ARE THE FACTS ABOUT
TODAY'S HIGH GASOLINE TAXES
© In Texas, you pay 90# tax on 10 gallons of
© You pay 9# lax a gallon—4# in Federal taxes
plus 5# in State taxes.
O Gasoline is taxed at a rate 5 times as high as
© The average Texas motor vehicle owner pays
$73 a year in gasoline taxes.
© Since 1951 there have been three increases
in the Federal gasoline tax alone.
© In the-last 10 years, gasoline taxes nation-
wide have skyrocketed 51 %—yet the national-
average price of gasoline itself has risen only
5.5% during the same period.
The Gasoline You Buy Is Tte^d loo
T T: ,-A-,
r-8 i' I ’■ 5
Presented in the public inf: rcsi by the Gasoline Tax Education Committee, 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.
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NOTICE OF ELECTION
THE STATE OF TEXAS:
COUNTY OF CARSON:
CITY OF PANHANDLE:
TO THE RESIDENT, QUALI-
FIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY
OF PANHANDLE, TEXAS, WHO
OWN TAXABLE PROPERTY IN
SAID CL'i l AND WHO HAVE
DULY RENDERED THE SAME *
TAKE NOTICE that an election
will be held in the City of Panhan-
dle, Texas, on the 22nd day of
.April, LLl, on the proposition and
at the place more particularly set
forth in the resolution adopted by
the City Council on the 24th day
of March, 1961, calling said elec-
tion, which is as follows:
BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF PANHANDLE,
TEXAS, CALLING AN ELEC-
TION ON THE PROPOSITION
OF THE ISSUANCE OF $50,000-
00 OF STREET IMPROVE-
WHEREAS, the City Council of
the City of Panhandle, Texas,
deems it advisable to issue the.
bonds of said City for the purpose
BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDER-
ED BY THE CITY COUNCIL
OF PANHANDLE, TEXAS:
1. That an election be held in
said City of Panhandle, Texas, on
the 22nd day of April, 1961, at
which election the following pro-
position shall be submitted:
“Shall the City Council of
the City of Panhandle, Texas,
be authorized to issue the
bonds of said City in the a-
mount of $50,000.00, maturing
serially or otherwise in such
installments as may be fixed
by the City Council, the maxi-
mum maturity being not more
than Twenty (20) years from
their date, bearing interest at
a rate not to exceed Five (5%’
per cent per annum, and to .
levy a tax sufficient to pay in-
terest as it accrues and princi-
pal as it matures on said
bonds, for the purpose of im-
proving the streets of said
City, as authorized by the con-
stitution and laws of the State
2. That said election shall be
held at the City Hall, within said
City, and the following named per-
sons are hereby appointed officers
of said election, to-wit:
J. C. McCollough Presiding
Mrs. M. C. Davis, Judge
Mrs. Nova Dowlen, Clerk.
3. That said election shall be
held under the provisions of Chap-
ter 1, Title 22 of the Revised Civil
Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amend-
ed, and only resident, legally qua-
lified electors who own taxable
property in the City and who have
duly rendered the same for taxa-
tion shall be qualified to vote at
4. The ballots for said election
shall have written or printed there
on the following:
“FOR THE ISSUANCE OF
“AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF'
Each voter shall mark out with
black ink or black pencil'one of
the above expressions, thus leav-
ing the other as indicating his
vote on the proposition.
5. A substantial copy of this res-
olution signed by the Mayor of
said City and attested by the City
Secretary shall serve as proper
notice of said election. Notice-
shall be given in accordance with
Article 704, Revised Civil Statutes
of 1925, as amended. The Mayor
is authorized and directed to have
a copy of said notice posted at the
City Hall in said City, and at two
other public places within said
City, not less than fifteen days
prior to the date fixed for holding
said election. He shall also cause
said notice to be published on the
same day in each of two success-*
ive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published within
said City, the date of the first
publication to be not less than
fourteen days prior to the date set
for said election. Except as other-
wise provided in Chapter 1, Title
22 of the Revised Civil Statutes of
Texas, 1925, as amended, the man-
ner of holding said election shall
be governed by the Election Cod
of the State of Texas.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED
this the 24th day of March, 1961. -
W. A. Lane
Mayor, Cty of Panhandle,
City Secretary, City of Panhandle,
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