The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on May 23, 1957 · Page 2
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Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, May 23, 1957
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-"'<./••'•"" MOWH.VDEVEIOPMENTCONWOtS ARf BOTH FACTORS OF PROGRESS ^* . . _ .. ..i ,. ... . ... ^-«» it-.i A^taaJtfA tot MMMft* f iH.VVMTHffc tt te an anftaf fent fact that th» more i wtnawintty grows, th* rnor* it tend* to grow. Given a bonanza, local citi- ttftgwant two. But that, aft« all, Jtta* About «ifns tl» a good deflnitien 61 progress. it it usually appropriate that tho«e to the midst of gteat growth should want to grow more. Those who ate flourishing know the value of insuring it by seeking greater prosffcrity. th* t eason that growtft make* to* growth is that a locality must have had the resources of natural endowments or of aggressive promotion, of both, to have experienced growth in the first place. *'" In Brazoria County, the chief factor was natural resources. Sulphur and oil were found on the initiative of the companies »hd Have exploited these minerals, Dow sought a site that had the elements necessary for production of their industrial products. But from here on out, much of the progress is going M be dependent on the energy of those who want it This goes not only for continued growth, but for desirable growth. Local groups have already begun thinking in large terms in supplying the elements of progress and prosperity, and have at the same tinu come to the point of thinking years ahead. As an example of what it takes to build industry in directions where it might not develop oa its owm is tht work that iueeee&i to getting Surf- Side Bridge butti TheSfe same efforts ate now going Jfttft gt«at« creative projects, including the marine 8<|aur* The tourist Industry does not seek • out those It benefits. It is Ittvited in. And this takes not only the leadership that is willing to think and act, but * public that favors and supports their objectives. • But at the same time, support is heeded for those whose efforts are di« rected toward seeing that the outcome of this growth is a continued desirable environment ' •'' _ Growth alone is not enough. The growth, to justify the support of the public, must cause benefits that the public would not have without the added growth. Growth alone will produce opportunities. But the public has "toot gained if this growth also ' produces congestion on the highways, slums, and overcrowded public facilities. ' _ ; ' : * , To this end, Bfazosport is'ahead of the field, first with the early organization of city planning boards, and finally with the creation of the Bratos- port Area Planning Board. ^ : . With support of both objectives- growth, plus control of growth for an orderly development — the area and th* county may become one of tht most desirable communities in tht state both for opportunity and for < environment fnsicfe Washington..."*- WILUAMS OPENS I960 CAMPAIGN COMMENT An Editor's... WASHINGTON — Michigan's Gov. G. Mermen Williams has opened a quiet but Intensive and, nationwide campaign for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. His plans were disclosed to the Democratic party'* top leaders at a recent 1100-a- plate dinner te Washington. Significantly, no objections were raised by either Aolal B. Stevenson or Harry S. Truman. Williams, five-time winner In the Mich-. Igan gubernatorial race, is seeking support wherever he can get it He reportedly ha* been assured by such a strategist as National Chnirroan,,Paul Butler. New York's Oov. retr. Knight will seek Knowlattd's Senate, sat, but will not challenge him in tht gubernatorial primary. As governor, Knowland would control tht rtate delegation at the I960 Republican convention and would be an active presidential aspirant However, Nixon would be able to com* rtn* the support of President Elsenhomtf, of •modem Republicans" and; of an important '" " ' of the so-called .J'Old Guard" and would MCCARTHY'S SENATE SEAT — GOP have In 'excellent * 1900, also thinks Williams' chances art good. Williams has even gone so far as to pass the word' that if h* can top the ticket he'd lite to have popular, able, Roman Catholic Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts as his running mate. The consensus among Democratic Insiders is that "Soapy" Is off to an excellent start. • •. » « GOP POLITICS—If you're looking foe political longshots. keep an eye on California where a free-for-all is shaping up. Th* eom- batnnte are Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Senate GOP Leader William F. Knowland and Goodwin B. Knight Prediction: Nixon will be the GOP presidential nominee in 1940 over the strong opposition of the state delegation. This is the outlook: Knowland will run ' to' and probably be elected governor next it» Senator Joseph R." McCarthy despite signs of a strong Democratic campaign. IA fact, the GOP source* say- their, par-' ty > s,.prospect« actually look better without McCarthy In the race than they would have bee* had the controversial senator lived and •ought rejection. ' .-:•••? •' 5 : It was explained that the Democrats were mapping a personal campaign against Jot and had an outside chance of beating him. • This campaign ammunition nuy prove a dud against another Republican candidate. , In any event, a wide open contest .loom* for McCarthy's seat The best GOP bets art tX'Gov, Fred Kohler and former Rep. Glenn Davis, who unsuccessfully sought k to oust Senator Alexander Wiley last year. The Democrats have a number of prospective candidate* but, according to th* Republicans, none of them can match the vote- getting power of either Kohler or Davis. On Tho Side*.. * EGOTISM CHIEF F AWT OF SPOUSE presented in "ot In Br E. V. DU1U.1NO Crltksl appalled. I veatute en the marne. Thee* cut-thsett bandits in tke palhs oi faaae. —Robert Bum* Who art th* world's most captious drama critics? I note the distinguished gentlemen who review plays New York City so detcribwi. accordance with this. My belief is that tht moist cap, tious drama critic* are thost of London. la evidence I. offer an *»t*rpt from a review by Milton Shulman of the London prutenUUoo of tht play titled "A Hatftti of Rain." Of this productton Mr. Shulman said in part, "It hai enough neurosis in it to driv* g trial to tht pearest couch. Borrowing gen- eroualy from to* sexual frustratiaw of Tennessee William* an4 the breast bearing of Arthur Milter, it Ji • compoeite est heaving with OediMW cooipl«*ef, father fixations end dope jddlcttoR. There art whiff* at fraternal adultery, sullen violence and »'ft^ paturt miscarriage to prevent tht action from flafgjnff into normality." PWtAW MOTC n than native* oe residents of any other borough or city in tht United States. In tiw beautiful and intensely patriotic borough aero** the Bridge live over 3*7,000 World War II veterans, Good old Brooklyn. ' After lengthy discussion and careful cwjijderatlon of all angle*, a group of women, all married W yean or more, decided that the most important factor In a successful married lift art: Cooperation, children, and cooking. , , . Gypsy Rose Lee's first song hit was titled "Ida, The Bashful Stur* gem," i . . Among town* in tht Vnited State* having post offlcw, th* on* with th* longest name U Moctetookmtgentlc, Me. OnReiourcet . •• i ' ' ' . ' Of all the riches with which' Braxoria County is endowed, probably the greatest is the river that Cuts it roughly in half, for a week or two,, it seemed that this river would destroy us. But* year after year, • it feeds us. That's, the way it treated the early' ejtrforertj too. The Indians called it the Tokonnono. The Frenchman La Salle, who . Utter died on its banks, named It Uj^ato^^anWi exptor- : era, who dYanVits waters-wf-- 1 • ter long weeks at sea, regarded K in a different light; caQed It "El Rio de loi Brazos de Dios" — the River of the Arms of God. - , It was .the..same with the earijr- setUers. The Brazos gave them commerce, but in a Oif- , f erent temper 1} would destroy • , tnefir;hcmfs -airf trops. ', "And the change In its nature continues. No more than five months ago, the drouth lowered the flow so- drastically that a* , far north as Eftrt Columbia -the water war 'almost an arm. of the sea,' and Dow had to ask for releases from the dam* in the headwaters to maintain an operational supply. From the standpoint of the amount of Texas land it drains, it is the mightiest of the state's rivers. As a matter at statistics, •there are 263,044 kquare miles of land In Texas. Of this, 41,700 square miles — nearly one sixth — drains into the Brazos River from,66 counties. The only comparable streams in this respect is ,the Bio Grande, which has 40.616 square miles of watershed;in Texas, and the Colorado; which has 37,800. The very vastness of;the area it drains rainfall from produces one ,of ito faults. Up in the headwaMw,'there is a portion of land in which thfc structure is of layers of salt sandwiched between layers of lypsura. Springs wasn |hla salt out of the layers, then trickle across the ground, ^finally evaporating to l*av* «)«» of oure salt over ttt* »pil. Then, whenever there Is a rain in that area, thi» salt U dissolved and, run* tato <> ne of four creeks that empty in what 1s known as the "Salt fork Of the Brtcoj.'? This finally pours Into thi of th* river above Mineral Wells. Because of this, the quality of the water is regarde as poor. But it's not too salty to grow rice and cotton, or to serve'In- dustry. So despite its problems, the river has always been th* county's chief resource. Throughout the state,: fresh . water is becoming so import-' an( a commodity, through ao> .ditlonal industrial demands itfe iLthlit those -who haVe It pMp*' WW*ey8na' those who So not. '" v But the supply must be dependable. And It isn't During certain seasons the flow Is too heavy to use or store In available dams, and so th* bulk =ot U runs off into the Gulf. Then the dry season follows ^ and •-there is hot enough. ' '- ' ? The solution is simple: .store the water when there is tot* much, and use It when the watt er is scarce. But dams are eX**' pensive projects — extremejj^ expensive. '" .ij And at present the oHjL agency charged with the*<ST sponsibllity for conservation'.alp- Brazos River water — tn€: Brazos River Authority — ft; confining all their efforts t*- projects above Waco. At least 80 percent of the water that enters th* river doe* so below 1 ; the lowest of the projects they plan. ' For those in the lower reaches of thte Brazos, this products three problems. Tint, most or the water would still be wasted even U th* current plans of the Braios River Authority were carried out , if there should be water • stored in tbett upstream reservoirs that > was available to users near the mouth, most of the water bought, from these; dam* would evaporate in the jO-day trip from its release point to thU qounty. Also, U U subject to the depredation* of "riparians," and the court* have never disproved the theory of riparian fight*. < A, riparian is on* whose property touches the river, and for centuries these owner* have considered it their right to draw water from the river. Even if this is disproved, there is no means of enforce ment. There i* nothing to prevent perion* from taking this By 6LENN HEATH water from thousands of point* along the river. For the past two yean, local persons Interested in finding a way to make more water available in the county, which la the key to further Industrialization, -have been studying inserts of providing supplies closer to horn*. 'Among the most active of these has been Gil Dlcltson, a consulting engineer" located In . Freeport Tliouglurjt has cproe. : to no definite conclusions, his „ reports to the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce have indicated' that a proposed off-channel reservoir at Allen's Creek, just above Richmond;' Is tht best •bet. This would be a low«ost project, in comparison t» the upstream datris. Stole. ILwould :be Below, a^ least 9S percent at th* watershed, it could draw on almost: thf total tunott of •;, the^riwir.. It Is cloee. and few "riparians are below it ,. ThU could be a dependable basis for an Immtnst increase in 'development beloW^Rich- mond,".M»th agricultural and ; industrial. '•'-' Braajria County appear* to "have all other necessities for ' growth. But this is the key resource, and/assuranct of a supply must bt provided before tht county can compete with other communitie* for mart development. Looking Back MKBIQ Queries from CUenU: Q. What dot* "Sterling" on silver really mean? A. It means that the article Is made of 92| per pant silver and 7) per cent copper. . . . Q. Did Clayton, Jackson and Durante ever appear together in a film? A. Yes, sir. In * very entertaining Him titled "Boadhoiwe." Helen Morgan was in it, too. I wish they would revive it on television. Try and Stop Me -By BiNNITT CiRF- IT HAPPEHBD .,. MAY M i rears ago Bill Smith, youttg baritone singer at tht Brazosport High School walked off with tht f 100 grand prist award in tht final* of th* Houston Chronicle's Talent Spotlight Show iB Houston* 10 yew* *ft Tht Lake Jackson Business and Professional Women* Club will hold it* installation c*r*» monies at a dinner meeting Those to bt installed art Mrs.. Nancy Lea Vaughn, president; Mrs. Julto May, viet prtttdtnt; Miss Jtama Itoth Andr*ya, cwrwppndiflg stcretaryl Mrs. Esther Hoot*, nttmUjicjifjr«- tary; and Mrs. Dort Frederick, treasuer. T BTBISNT AU. beer and skittles at Columbia university for JM Instructor Charle* Van DJMW •»«* h* pick** up ail tha* loost change on a TV quit chow, Quit* recently, report* J«tfrr, Columto'i humor nafatu*. h* (oM •» PAg- |ish literature claw, ^Jcweph Addjaoa was tor* fe tof* m j m *» *ffcML rtmmbmg THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS What i* you? husband's greatest defect? That (»u*ttion wa* put to thousands of Th* majority anawtred Next i* mv» w«l that the bus. did not shave tBflujfa. Aftti ^at <%9S much intereft in »por<j,« Ofltar 1J yet c*nt <& thf French wives <}u*ui9n*4 cojn» of InfldeHty. MOTE If you are begiam>| a don't h«pojpt too much dUcouraged by writtngl , f&outed * *«*«* M ^^dSflf^^ sp^^^^ns Mrs. Jack Turner wat hostess whca |h> entert«lw4 members of bor bridge club and guest* with a delightful ho*> pitallty at Ipr home. Pwwmntl of tiit party included Mia* Svelyn Rutherford, Miss Gladys McKcwao. Mcfdamcs W. S. Colegrove, 0. S. Trink, Ralph Schneider, Frank Carwy. Raymond Kelly, B, G. Hlnehart, Otn* Pfafftr, Waldo Hunt, Maurice Stringer and tht hostess, Mjrs. Turner. You're Telling Me iJHTf V. *. *»« Ca«*ipa«»«* a »« t» Stttt. and tmt tf its eieewt ani* . n* incidents «w»i« *• extent to whi*h M*al court* hav* Jufttdittto* «*» e«H ffltUtajy t* ttoned in foreign 4 te on* incident, •tathbHtl** demand tha ; an Afmy sergeant who killed a trespassing Japan*** wemaa on a firing **w bt turtjd ov« to their court* tot Wat In th* ether, th* Chine** National government u wafthlnt cl6«*ly th* trial *T an Army court marttti o* » fnutor «*r*>ant who Mlled * Chin*** steplng tarn in Tat' /((MAM* fit** i«rtO«* . Tnt Japan*** «*M ha« **• rumed **rJ6U» proportion*. It is likely to itwngtheft th« demand of th* Japan*** government tor a radical revision of th* mutual Mcurity treaty which dtflAH th* statue of American troop* rtatidntd «» Japan*** territory. la th* Formosa incident, th* question at Jurtoietiott doe* net ari**< AmtHetn court* Martial hav* Ml JurWlctton over all American toMler* stationed en tht Nationalist .atrenghold island of formo**. fmt unit** th* atrgtant now ett trial is convicted, *aA givtn « *mr* MtttMUt, th* Nation- alici govmiMttt U wp*et*d to a* foe an agMMtat, **• Ott to that f«aeh*d with Jama. foe Jurisdiction orar •older* charged with otteBMt •mliiet Chine** civilians. tatt Jan. to, Sgt. WlUlam S. Olrard of Ottawa, 111., was on M Army firing range near Tokyo. Several Japanese women tretpasaed on the range to pick up empty shell eases, which bring good prices as scrap metal. The women ignored a warn. ing to leave. Oirard fired an empty shell case toward them SSisnM HM smick one of ti and *« tti ; d !i**JJiS.f Aif««*<i«JfJ»***»SS jl i_ Th* wdtdulf of tilt biuHuu ss&f@HR A^ni^* 1 ^* n(M judicial, ,lets it it a***** — But thf J*pe*«i^-"a- --J dirard WM »*t^***"Sy*.*5 iaftti<Jai MkkAtft Fiat fltSUl tin ^tl|ll QUtj WnWl I»W •*•*aw* T2ra.^™(Li *»H. «t«y demand th« fc»^ turned 6VW to a Al^H «eu« far trial. An Wg tot manslaughter Hag returned aialfllt tuY" Th* situation hai plicated becauM th* command in J*p*ft surrender Oirard. B Chaflee \\ 4 ordered that Oirtrt in Army custody. Tokyo dispatch** rtpottod Wilton and th* state meat, which want* OtaaKl ""^Trlnnoee, th« wife of M. Sgt Robert O. RtjynbMft «T/ Color*, Md., *aw a CMMM man staring through a bath* room window at her ham* while she took a *«***-Reynold* ran outttd* w% a pistol and Wiled tht twtfUqt torn. H* Mid that h* thsttifct tht Chlnete wa* about to at* teek him. Reynold* 1* on Wai'_. martial, charged . with slaughter. The i**ut of oourt JurUate* Uon over American soldta* stationed In foreign countries has arisen previously In *ev. eral countries. ... The agreement wttfc Japta is similar to that covering American soldiers stationed lav European countries which art members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. But the Japanese Incident ha* bo- come serious. • Rfllglout Slants... GRAHAM UNDERTAKES .SERIES ON NETWORK By WILLIAM EWALD O. P. Staff Correspondent , NEW YORK — Ml — Evangelist Billy Graham, riding th* crest of one of his most successful crusades, will branch out to network TV starting next week. Graham will fat* oft against NBC-TVs Perry Como and CBS-TVs' Jackie Gleason when he launches the first of a four- week 60 - minute Saturday night series on ABC-TV this June 1. The competition dots not seem to have him worried. "Well just take the leftovers," said Graham with the hint of a smile. "Maybe one or two people will switch over. Whatever time period, you have, you're going to be up against something, anyway. Sunday Might* "Originally, we were thinking in terms of Sunday nights," continued Graham. "But that would have put us up. against Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan. We figured that might be too much," Tht SB-year-old Graham, currently embarked on a campaign 'to whip up religious In. tertst in New York, will beam his TV show right from Midi, son Square Garden, home ban* of his crusade. "We're not going to changV anything for TV," he stld.1 "I'm just going to preach right* at the camera. You might say I have an advantage over other show people becauat it'« not tht speaker that count*.* It's what the speaker 1* say- Ing. And this i* a metsact people are hungry for." <, Syndicated Shew k . Graham, who had t syndf- ( cated TV show of his own for three yean, was critical of rt- ligioui program* on TV. "I don't think tht Church has properly utilised TV," said Graham. "TV i* tht gratea* medium for getting a mtttag* across, but the Church is falling miserably in getting ite message over. The TV pro* grams I've se*n art of Inferior caliber. London newspapers are lambasting a rwtntly-oomplettd portrait of the Duke oMSdln- burgh because, they say, tt gives him a "bad-tempered" look. Maybe th* Duke was Just tired of posing so long. Ill •••'•'••• v An Indiana couple t *ge* M; anl 84, eloped and art now tq their honeymoon. Who say* spring Isn't the most romanut of DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS {.Herds ofwhalu S Molds for metal objects Urcbaeol.) 4. Observe t. Watch fer s Hetsrege* neous T. Other- wts* 19- Assam silkworm IT. Devoured 19. Apart Bitter nickname 10 Trlehs t). Oerman composer Jl Palm i Bra*.) M Ostrichltk* J». Moat pleasing 1*. UnR of Urn* is. Ascended jo. Mi** Horn* Si. Wa»h lightly IS. Man's nam* a«. Priestly c*ato (p«ri) 17. Mldwit l»ngu»g« V), Bitter vetch It. Neurotic con- 9. Pronoun ll.Ptrch IS. A mouth Of Niger R, IT. Bom U. Fortify (M». 19. 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