The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 5, 1957 · Page 7
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 7

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, June 5, 1957
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fin fOftffftONT ff WA«* iDVIRf/SING AMW0MIWTS VO«D Alter R ten n**. (j «» «• ~ • — " . ' existence was justified by farming and ' fattening, Texas is now bee jttmg t - contender for a place among the lead* •*rs in industry. . . , Locally, no citizen has to be re* , rninded of that, for there are few citizens living here now who do not re* inefflbef Srazofia County without .sul* ,-phur, oil, and chemicals, fiveii before -theft, Srozoria County had made a itrohg bid as a tourist center through the nromotion of SUrfSide Beach. But despite Texas' reputation for proclaiming its own virtues, it was not "-through the efforts of Texans that the TGulf Coast has become industrialized. Inch TV of its own accord "discovered • TGXRS in its search for resources. r '^\ans could have done little promotion even if they had wanted to. For Texas had - and still has until removed by a vote of the people — an outmoded constitutional provision that bars state advertising. During the recent session of the -» legislature, solons voted to submit to -.the people a proposal of a constitu- amendment that would allow Harvey News . . . SERMON CAUSED CHAIN REACTION . _i — .,._._ i *-.*. .,.*»« *h«u? nr fiiffn — Some fieSturs —— 1 D. L. Moody was dead. Billy Sunday and * Gypty Smith were dead. Mordecai Ham was th« last of the old school of stem-winding :••• flre'-fnc'-brimstone revivalists. ~~ '' In 1934 he went to Charlotte, K. C. On " Pecan Street just off Cen- •Vtril Avenue, he opened a ". Jour months' frontal assault ,. on • sin. , Old Mordecai Ham had dedicated his life to a spir- • itual awakening of his lei'•low man. . Though he spoke to multitudes, h« knew his message _cpuid reach the hearts only " otte -t a time. ' ' , I wonder how different it might have been. iJ he had known more about the local dairy larmer who *at In the front row on upening night. :. I talked to Dr. Ham the other day, •• »ske 1 him that quesUon. He says he's glad rihe hadn't known then what he knows now. Fm on that night 23 yean ago, when 5h« fcov,l» th? .-Hod ot,hi» letmoaand a«ked ;rtht, come forward, the dairy 5 lamer cam«. s And tne dairy farmer went hom« re- -newto, enthused. Returned the next night 'i'wll.1 J'J» whole family. Except hi« high school-age son. ? "j>vlv«l religion \t lor efflminate men Stud old/women." the boy had scoffed. "No, * th«nl;«, not lor me." * But the dairy farmer'* enthusiasm was $»u»talne<». e And one evening he succeeded in *!j*tting hU ion and some of the boy'» school- 'm»t<.» to attend th« tabernacle on Pecan WHAT Wtt TH cutrf«:Ka^inl«Mtt«i.TB mim SWtttWMch AaflgftH |>' i adfmMi«>* urrtWs«i« W n, fatlrt, Monday, aUpei.rir to iti*fk of the state's M8U te'an address to chamber of com* rnfefce managers at a (Convention M Mineral Wells ftl8saay ( Gov. Pfree fcsniel predicted that th* adoption ot this amendment, and the water prf; tiosai that would allow, th.6 state to aid local districts in" water Storage rnd flood control projects, .Would rr:Sft new growth and progfessfor Teias The experience of bther states indicates, the governor said tuecday, that for evefy dollar spent on slats advertising there is a return of $120 td the stale's economy. If these two amendments are approved by the people, Bmosport will be far ahead of the pack in making use of them. The Bfazospott Chamber of Commerce is already preparing the way for eventual development of a rfr* sort center through such proposals as the marine aquarium and other beach improvements; and the Navigation District has already begun preliminary plans for building a lagre fresh Water- reservoir. ty >ff . flagfiaad fffeaty mem- »t* tutltey, Iraq, Iran, _..^tafi «nd Great Britain, The United States,. Which sponsored We treaty, refused to join It At that time, the El- senhowfcf administration did not want to *«*?!*« _} te «" *° " ' in Middle Bastern af* f*H»e , tt 1» aosslBt* Jhat Sh*h M»* iitett PAMM my B« haffieet »?ter« lenr a» «« camfntndM 6< tft« trti Th* fact that all tt* members bu* Britain art Moslem nations, and that Ifao. Is a member of the nlne-«atlon Arab League, nearly caused the break-up of al«* (Ml with. in the next few months Jordan mtiy be invited again to Join the treaty. •• this time, after th* vlMorjr of yount Klng.Husselfr ovef his pro-E«rptlan, pfo-ftusiUrt political enemiei, he may fl«d It possible to a«cept If the present trend In th* Middle East continue*, It U just possible atso that pro- Western Saudi AMbli and Lebanon may be brought into it» , This night, when old Mordecal Ham got to that place where he asked the congregation On The Side... lor fome show or sign — Some gesture — to demonstrate that they wanted the free gift of salvation which Christ offered . . . He asked those who did to stand and come forward . • 4 Many did. But the high school boys snickered. One urged they go forward to th« alUr ns a joke. But none did. But the dairyman's son was back th« next night. And the next. Within a week he was making notes. The Kentuck evangelist, .scorned and opposed by some of the townfolk, ignored his detractors and drowend their protests with ils stentorial enunciation of the Word of God. Cne night, alter the dairyman's son had bee\ attending regularly for more than two weeks, Dr. Ham reiterated his now familiar mesrage. _' Whatever hU text, Mordecai Ham always found his way back to John 3:18 before it was t ! me lor Mr. Ramsey to lead the last ions. The dairyman's son, perhaps to escape th« koul-searchlng eyes of the speaker, had »ou,;ht to lose himself in the choir loft. . And as the powerful voice from the pulpit taaed to • whisper of Invitation and the choir sang softly, "*»st as 1 am . /." The boy rose ... one of the 500 to come forward that night . . . and made his way oown the sawdust trail to kneel before God and men and so announce his decision. Jt was nothing spectacular. It was lust anotlm revival night lor Mordecai Ham. I wondet how it might ha'v« been if he'd known then ... It he'd been able to see into the future ol that shiy 17-year-old lad ... named Billy Gralikm. Perhaps he'd have tried too hard . . , and failed. An Editor's ... SILLY SCASON NEARLY HERE, REPORTS SHOW i By GUNN HEATH CALIFORNIA JAILS BED SMOKERS B, E.V. DURUNG one 21-year period in the In one 21-year period n te United States 2J3.SW new laws were passed. How- >vev. even ,thjit didn't stop judges from ''fry'&lir ^'IgWWC* «rf th« Jaw is no.p-cuse." All towns and cities should, for the benefit of strangers ; have an official booklet •'lilting unusual local l«ws. .In San Diego, Calif., it i- ^igainit the law to smoke '. ii|. bed. You can be jailed 'for it. So you knew that'.' ;Did you know that in Gary, £lnd., if you board * street i •: car or bus in less than four i'boujs after you have partaken oi ,'c«n be arrested? ulation went to the polls in the last Presidential election. PAUINO BY "Bobo" Sigrift Juares. British heiress to WO million who recently became' a bride. Is "Bobo" prqperly used as a nickname lor • male or female? Another female using it is "Bobo" Rockefeller. Men using it have been "Bobo" Olsen, pugilist, and "Bobo" Newsom, major league pitcher. My belief is that "Bobo" is a male nickname. And that the original "Bobo" was Newsom. • Queries from Clients: Q. You recently :»»id th»t checking of the situation indicated *that Idaho topped all states in getting the -Jhighest percentage of voting population to "'the polls m th* 1990 Presidential election, .with Connecticut second and Utah third in '''that .respect. Where did Louisiana finish? vA. Louisiana finished 43rd on the list. Only , about 37 per cent ot ttu' state's voting pop- THOM TICMTfl , Irish Sweepstakes tickets are sold |t all . Dublin newsstands. Price, one pound OJ3.80) for full ticket. Also available are 'share tickets. Four to eight buyers share the winnings, if any, of these tickets. Price of a one-quarter share ticket is five shillings (75 cents). Of a one-eighth share ticket (35 cents). Each first prize is 50,000 pound* ($140,000), tax free in Cerat Britain and Ireland, THAT PROBLEM How many mathematicians are still finding that "Hpw O14 Is Ann?" problem a bit battling? The answer is that Ann is 18 years old. Here U the problem just in case you missed it: "Mary i» M years old, §h« U twice as old u Ann was when she was as old U Ann U now. How o(d is Ann now?"- On Obstructions When you're a block away from the railroad on Si i Street In 'TrePolvti : '. 'no'vT "'«" J'OU^ could drive right on over the- lrac.;s. - You can't. There's 'an Impassable section of about 100 feet, and if you did make it, yOu'd carry with you a suction of the railroad company's tele* graph line, which is strung about head high along some 'sections of the .track. If the city can get Missouri Pacific to lift these lines, the council will immediately join th» two dead ends of-the street with a hard surface.' It' the railroad company refuses to do so, the city will go' to district court and petition lor a mandamus. The controversy between the city and MoPac has been going on lor years, and until the council acted abruptly Mon!<•„, m«. *t*i"ttinn had changed not a particle from then until now. The Issue began some ?ears back when a council took a look at a map and found that the railroad sliced the town roughly In half, With most of the homes on one side and most T of the businesses on the other. 'At that time, as now.,. 2nd, Broad, and 4th Streets were the only through routes con- -,t netting the two halves. Coun-* ' oilmen noted also that residential areas were extending further and-further south on each side of the railroad like a pair ol saddlebags straddling a horse, , , - " The further the houses went aouthv th* mow traffic, had to be squeezed, through the only connecting streets (5th Street . also crosses the railroad, but is * ' shortstopped by the, school property). ' • ,' ,~- . And at the same.time, added, 1 business "house*"were drawing^, more loads of town-bo\|iMtpeo« pie from other con?nwnlties ~ onto those same .streets. The solution was simple, the council decided. Just run 7th Street across the railroad so. that citizens from th/ deep streets on either side could cross back and forth on streets that visiting traffic did not use. Later ther changed to 8th Street to keep through traffic away from a street adjacent to the school (founds, That sain»;>eir the council scheduled th* pavtal of the connecting street. That's where Missouri Pacific came in. It was their right-TJf- way the city was talking about building a road on, they said, and if the city warited through, they could foot the bill for any costs involved. Councilmen turned the matter over to the city attorneys. They heard nothing more lor- a year or two, though when asked the attorneys said they were working on it. . Finally Herb Telnert found that their attorneys were also attorneys lor the railroad company. Later, the city changed attorneys, and,, the new Hhn was given .the job of getting the road across. '"•-, •'. Still later. Toinert-thought, he knew where he could find out who owr.jd the property at the intersection. City Engineer John Hamlln had to go back through the minutes ot Commissioners Court all the way to 1014 before he found this answer. In these minutes tie, found where .the court had granted the railroad company permls* slon to lay their tracks -m what was laid out on the map as Magnolia Street.., >, '"But the Condition was that the company would maintain all of the crossings where other streets Intersected Magnolia. To .Telnert. this was clear- cut evidence that the city owns the rta*t-of-w*y. and the railroad company must get their line out- of the way to allow .the road to go through. Last week MoPac officials ' told City Attorney Wayne Hoi- derin a letter that they would "consider" lifting the lines. Later that day, officials of the company told Holder by telephone that the city would have * That's the status Moni the-council decided action, v if s never mentioned " the real reason for .. .,4d company's reluv- 'tb* cost of the traffic • .icy would have to A* ' , the intersection, *adjet will cost in th* • ood of ($000, and U IHC ,„ „, goes through, MoPac ' will b«v« to put up the warning device t« their own protection.' <• Otherwise, if a car crashed into a train at that intersection, the company could be accused, w negligence In a resulting'd*tt svrit, . • -. CouncUmen are aroused,. enough at what they consider stallma taclies that they are ready to get the road through by a court Injunction, but for a while they debated another course. , • Missouri Pacific is asking the council for a resolution In which -the city agrees to the closing ot- the :, railroad depot in the south half of. the city, > in .view of the consolidation of the city. / This would leave only the depot In the former, .Velasco. •area serving the combined iity«-,c but with the promise that freight would still be delivered ' •south rates, r-»>j*"™-tT, n .*2. - .*• he,s»me,freight,... nslghee wished •torece^vee,,. „„',* t> Telnert' estimated that closing the old Freeport station would save the company something Uke. J3S.OOO per year. This nettled counctlmen still further. So they're . just going to sit on the resolution until tha railroad company adopts a • You're Telling Me ATTER talking about it for more than l«,tt y«a«- Britain and France ,at long laat are about to die a *" nntl under *h« iKgUrtn Channel. It'll cost |1«0 million or more — and th»t'rpot shillings or francs, but good old U, S. dollars. • .{*« ! 1 I The tunnel will run some «0 or more feet beneath the floor of the channel but at MW 'million It hardly sounds »ke> • barfaja basement, , , On se«*«d thought, M iM pnpesed «M4«f sea tube does . ,i »i«MW»s4, it mar the prtte, Sf DOC QI*IOO Q. t, Staff Correspondent An ominous note ta some dispatches from abroad should" '-; warn us that crouched just ; around the corner of the calendar, ready to pounce. Is that annual hot weather, news bttf- be« — the silly season. 'th Nantes, France, recently, ik camel was found munchtr-ft grass near th* Place Hoyale fovntain In the center of the city; This is gsttlng close. BUt to be a truly silly season Item, Hie camel. would have had to • be -' .tlttln ( • i« the fountain, wmch had Just gone dusty- dry for the -first 'time. in Klllarney, Ireland, the other dayj v the season almost arrived. A golfer there sliced nls tee shot into/ a lake. Th* ' Ball stunned a -rising trout. A .bystander jumped In,. ajabb*d • th^ flslr, anil. broughV back the; v "ball, too. ;J ' .'' .„• Could JU Worse '? This was- all- right. "But if the season • had lully arrived, the fish when opened would have had, in its stomach a clip. ping wl'h the headline: "Golf Dangerous For Spectators." For your convenience in getting anr early start on the silly season, here' are a few items that are certain to be; reported • when the weather begine to bake and days, get ,parchjr-dry: WHirPEMPOOF,,Me. — A year ago, 'fisherman ''Pete Ob. eramergau lost a pocket watch overboard' in the ocean. Today, while skin diving, Joe Smith wai 'startled *Y * rln «' . Ing noise. '.Turning, he found a big octopus about to seize htm, He killed It with his spear. Hooked by Its chain 4o «n» tentacle was Ob<ramergau's watch, which Is waterproof, self-winding, and has a tiny alarm. Apparently the octopus flipped the alarm switch while reaching for Smith. The alarm was set for 4 o'clock. "Lucky I didn't wait till » to go diving." Smith said. police that she saw,,a.larg«,. luminous object resembling a gTand piano, with flashing" light* where the keys should be, in the sky last! night tt descended'.to a fleM of her" truck farm, and little greert men emerged holding torches' resembling candelabra. Sh« fled, she said. NEW YORK-~Thirty mon. keys and a huge tropical bird mysteriously escaped late today from TreftHeh's Animal Shop. On the. sidewalk, th* bird seited two monkeys. Obviously overloaded, .and groan, ing to gain altitude en a take; oft down Broadway, it crashed into Richard Empathy, a broker, as h« emerged from a bar. The" ASPCA charjted Rmpathy with blocking traffic. Looking Sack IT HAPPENED JOKE I .. . 8 Yeats Age . Miss Molly Hayslip, daugh* ter of Mr. and Mrs, H. & Hayslip of Brnzorta, who took her degree in education at S. K. 8. T«,C, this iprlns;, l»a« accepted a position M fourth grade teacher in the Lake Jackson school. "\ •Y ' I IQYcafs Ago Mr. and Mrs. Forrest B. Beene of 1328 West 10th an* nouncc the birth of a daugh* ter, Charlotte Ann, at Dow Hospital. Charlotte Ann was born June 3rd and weighs > seven and. one-halt pounds. ' ' • ' U Years Age '•' ' Mrs. W. C. McLendoo, Mrs. B. F. Norman and daughter, Alice, and Mrs. H. U Shaw returned from Austin. Mary Elizabeth McLeodon, junior student at the University of Texas, accompanied them home. . N. J. — Mrs. Rarhael Lilllput reported to IB a sneeje, th* mpellwt sir travels about. 100 mil** Ml hour. In th* l tunnel. 7* any project that Masses .«an't possibly touch must mund like a real buy, A ftrm w*a organised io, tmi}4 the tunnel 77 yean a|o; ' but mil tf-dj* was draw uo * Wue pmta wm ^-tn. DAI.LY CROSSWORD j. Transfer nicIMMn* «. i.w«» ». «utt»r» t.Conftned «,f«f»<M l«. Adieu (8P.) T. Arm It. Carousal jS.Brotjl street ' M. Father Try and Stop Me -By BiNNITT CIUF . B<1«IWO tiptoed bebjnd her, «nd Mjy|| StWT |»V» shriek f£*| «too4 flV«ry body's Wff& M»d, }t w H :<>a»w ottwr. than |f, i the grwlfft twri b*»d)«ipp«r pi said, "Bentcmber th«t ttweiwfchied rite horse* ar« wit i^aclu^es, b>rt Ukf pen, h«v« their icwUvWujJ M^^ritiei and dispositions a«4 u|>l «94 *»«• *»«»». At W mVl BAVIO BgLASCQ pi«4uc!i4 iuccna Wiltw 1 ! •'I** £»siest Way," to «ho*« for bis J»adM>| itdy the r?Utiv«iy unknown Francs* Starr. In rehetm} she did av«fytWn| that wai exp«ct»4 «f fe*r «w«pt in one K*f», where h«r hyiterical scream WM sev* crtl pit«ne* below the rt* (u jt 4tsjfe4 by tb, "Mas, There m*r be Uw»e H*»»y — (w* l«* ««» itivinf at * 1* »»* ttt **, n ". Currently, tunnel «Ju • i"! $\ *U- such stock i • of t . U.Voung4«gs }f, Norse dsat* VeiMtKf 'i 4*mti 31. M»lt '* b«v»r»«« ' ' the safety «»w wnvtf jm9 tbt f IMQI * ^W r these 1 «** ^i i^ww IMRJ jfeijj kal j^i ^a '^/ Sai HI BB ^B iiSJi siS , jl'-f--

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