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Health personnel of the home homes section Ridgewood the and a answers. death clerical, session on address director; R.N., TEXAS BUSINESS by Lynch -based wholesale and said, "We just off to be in has some time manager," the from our of the to expand Beard SPEAKING OF energy, Texas officials are beginning their homework in the area of alternative energy sources, thanks to the focus being provided by the Governor's Advisory Council, which is headed by Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby. With a $1.3 million budget, the council is checking out utility and feasibility of such alternate energy sources as geothermal power, oil recovery through advanced techniques and even garbage. But the idea that appeals most to me -- and perhaps merely a romantic throwback to those fulfilling days spent watching a kite soar in the West Texas skies -- is the that giant windmills can help solve the energy crisis. Dr. Vaughn Nelson, a physics professor at West Texas University, has given the idea considerable thought, and that the Panhandle-South Plains-northcentral Texas "corridor" has the best potential of any U. S. area for harnessing power. Nelson says that two windmills per square mile across the High Plains and down into central Texas could generate 8 per cent of the nation's projected electrical 1980. What a sight that would be -- windmills, giant ones, around the clock, all the way to the horizon. IT HAS BEEN a tough year for Texas dairy fanners, other day, some of them decided to take the mountain Mohammed -- in this case, Secretary of Agriculture Earl All in all, it wasn't a very rewarding trip, since the once again, as he has in the past, demonstrated that he appreciates good listeners more than good listening. The phalanx of fanners came mostly from Hopkins in East Texas, the self-proclaimed dairy capital of the U. with more than 500 grade A dairies. Here are some of questions that these farmers sought answers to, but didn't --' 'Why does our milk delivered in Dallas for around a gallon--and we pay the haul fee--sell on the grocers' for $1.70?" -- "How can we refinance cows valued at around $600 year, when the same cows today are worth approximately $350?" -- "Why does the government increasingly import dairy products from countries that do not require such grade A measures as employed by us in cleanliness, health aspects high quality?" -- "Why does the government increasingly export our while our suppliers daily call us and ask if they can soybeans for cotton-seed meal on certain orders?" FACED WITH the high cost of gasoline and the increasing reluctance of out-of-state tourists to "go all the way down Texas," the chairman of the Texas Tourist Development thinks he has a better idea. George F. Dillman, a Richardson banker, intends to a "Texas Ferry" to officials of Amtrak, the federally railroad agency. With such a train, tourists would have autos loaded on flat-bed railroad cars and then would ride idea has been tried on a Washington, route, and it has worked well. Texas-bound "ferry" train would originate in St. Louis or Kansas City and travel to San Antonio. He to take the idea up with the Amtrak people shortly and 50*0 chance of succeeding, "if we are aggressive and get support we need." Co. Auto Body of

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  1. The Port Arthur News,
  2. 28 Sep 1974, Sat,
  3. Page 22

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