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By Police Statistics … Over 6000 calls to quell fights and disturbances brought police can screeching to Dallas bars In 1971. 20 murders … shootings, stabbings, stompings occurred In Dallas bars last year. 70% of robberies, drug hauls and other crimes are plotted in liquor taverns. A leader of the Dixie Mafia was shot to death at Lernrnon Avenue nightclub August 30, 1972. Is This What We Want in Richardson? Carrollton? Farmers Branch? N ON-ST 0 crl 0 4 t. -“Tc sk e 3TC A I i .t7. SHOWS .4 NLI^. ‘ b 10 C6t,?/ 411 % 1 MX 500 11011COA COYER GIE MIP 1.,TOPLESS G, IshliEt COWCI-414i 777 .1a 1A1 MIXED WV PRINKS 13S ER *e vo Cheapliwerns Honkylbnks GO-Go Dancers Gay Bars Crime Dope lbpless Waitresses? It Can Happen Here. DON’T BE MIS-LED. Neon jungles that infest Lemmon Avenue, Lovers Lane, Greenville Avenue in Dallas can happen to our own clean shopping centers if we vote in liquor by the drink Tuesday. Our community can not be protected by city ordinances already being challenged as unconstitutional. Foremost legal authorities contend that our City Ordinances will not hold up in court. Moreover, these ordinances, which were passed in haste, can be rescinded or relaxed by future City Councils. CAN WE AFFORD TO GAMBLE ON OUR FUTURE? We chose suburban-town life to give our families a better place to live good schools and wholesome environment for our children growing up. Can we take a chance on throwing all this away? Let’s Drink What We Want When We Want … BUT NOT ON OUR MAIN STREET we In, ComoNV. tect eve CAW’, We+ VOTE TUESDAY “AGAINST” Political ad from the Nov. 6 Dallas Times Herald A hearing in Houston That House interim committee on water district legislation held its first of four proposed public hearings in Houston on Nov. 11. Chairman Rep. John Traeger and four of the six members, Reps. Bill Clayton, Terry Doyle, Grant Jones and Bill Presnal, heard testimony from 22 witnesses. City of Houston controller Leonel Castillo was one, and brought with him a detailed 15-point suggestion for tighter regulation of the districts. His proposed reforms included: a requirement that a minimum of 50 voters participate in district elections; prohibition of a district’s hiring engineers who are employed by the developer of the district; requiring that district directors live in their district; enforcement of open meeting laws for boards of directors and boards of equalization; assessment of district taxes by county tax offices; prohibition of the purchase of district bonds by developers of the district except at par; limits on districts’ bonded indebtedness; opening a Texas Water Rights Commission office in Houston. Two “people’s directors” were heard from. Claude Sellars, who was elected to the board of the Wilcrest Improvement District in January, told the committee that the old board spent about one third of the district’s bond revenue on fees to lawyers, engineers and financial consultants. Sellars charged that the unlimited bonding and taxing authority of the districts encourages waste and inefficiency. He suggested that developers be required to find financing on a private basis during the construction phase, instead of having public funds at their disposal. L. D. Carter, a recently-elected director of WCID 91 in Harris County, accused the former directors of his district of 12 instances of financial misconduct. He stopped just short of alleging criminal fraud. Most of the other witnesses also focused on abuses by particular districts. There were several complaints of high-handedness, poor service and no service at all. Defenders of the water district system also spoke. Burrel Rowe, the Houston lawyer who represents a passel of districts, told the committee that many of the charges they had heard were the result of misunderstandings. But he added his support to three proposed reforms: full disclosure to prospective home buyers, Political Intelligence prohibition of the hiring of tax assessors who have financial relationships with developers and public-bid sale of district bonds. A district director and a professional tax assessor defended the present system of taxation. Christopher December 1, 1972 7