The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 96
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 96

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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 3968 G13 Big Problems Miss This Town Gives you Much More for 'mum TEHUACANA, Tex. (UPI) In an age of mechanical voices, direct dial-push button telephones, races to space and protests against everything, the talks in Tehuacana is of cattle, water pumps and weather. Tehuacana is a Central Tex as town of 361 persons not much changed from the days when the Wichita Indians roamed the area. "We, don't have any big problems here," said Mrs. J.T. Bounds, secretary of the City Council when it meets. "We don't have any traffic problems, we don't have any police, and I guess about the biggest problem to come up is buying a new water pump." The town is even out of the mainstream of telephone communication. Tehuacana is linked to a small Independent telephone exchange called the People's Telephone Company. No direct dialing here. A call from Tehuacana to Dallas must first go via Coolidge and Mexia. "Some people complain about ' the service," Mrs. Bounds said. "But most of them don't mind a bit." Tehuacana, which in the .1850 election narrowly missed becoming the state capital of Texas, now hosts one of the Oldest junior colleges in the state Westminster College and Bible Institute with an enrollment of 80 students. It was founded in 1MB. "The kids at the college are a pretty quiet bunch," said D.W. Needham, the town's only filling station owner and a part-time bus driver. "Oh, a couple or three years back we had a couple of hot-rodders, but they didn't last long. The school don't put up with any wildness." Needham said he had lived In Tehuacana since 1927 and the population hadn't changed in that time. "I'd sure rather be here than in a place like Dallas...you might get run over up there," he said. The business section in the town consists of two small grocery stores, a filling station and a post office. There is no postal delivery In Tehuacana each person has his own box in the tiny post office building. The college dominates everything in the town. The first three stories are built from native limestone topped with a silvery metal tower that used to have a watch light seen for 50 miles. The light no longer works. There are places for clocks In the tower but there are no clocks. Huge porticos look out over the countryside, and it is quiet. A visitor hears no bells ringing, no noisy chatter of students going to and from classes, only someone playing "Rock of Ages" on a piano in one of the rooms. The graveyard lies on a grassy slope surrounded by trees. Some of markers, covered with moss and inscriptions all but obliterated by time, go back for hundreds of years. One eulogizes a soldier killed In the American Revolution. 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