The News from Friendswood, Texas on October 13, 1977 · Page 2
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October 13, 1977

The News from Friendswood, Texas · Page 2

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Bernell Kelley has also had a watercolor accepted for the Jewish Community enter's Annual Exhibition beginning Oct. 1... and the Alley Theatre's "Women:A«:Houston" show will Include a pencil drawing by Pat St. John Danko. Three area college theatres start their fall seasons this week. The Chocolate Bayou Theatre Company s Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander will be a Houston areapremler Friday. Also Friday at the University of Houston at Clear Lake City ... Bob Everdlng will direct Shflkespear's "Much Ado About Nothing" In the University Theatre. Both plays will run for two weekends. The third play opened Monday at San Jaclnto Jr. College. Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" will continue through this Saturday, Oct. ISth. Constance'Fee will be the first of the New The Third Annual Renaissance Festival got under way this weekend...and will extend thru Nov. 6th this year. The Festival has attracted craftsmen from as far away as Utah. Nebraska, and Minnesota...and the opera "Herod" will be a featured perf6rmance. Founder -Icing" George Coulan... vowing to preserve the old world atmosphere...has banned all cars, motors, and electlcity from within the park. The Channing ' Players should take note: Their current 16th Century play about Mug Henry the Eighth has a servant lighting a candle., with a fllclTof bis Bic lighter! A HAIE-A-IHON was held by the Frlendswood Bleb School Cosmetology Department this week to belief It ED —O — »-•». MWU4»H,W MUCT tUIlC and talent to five haircuts to school and public patrons. Hie proceeds will purchase equipment needed at M.D. Anderson. Bill Crinbop, stylist from Monopoly Is shown working with Kathryn Browne, a student at Frlendswood High. At Rotary Club a couple of weeks ago, there was a good bit of happiness. Founder's Day was past. AH the hard work- Ing Rotarians breathed a sigh of relief. It had been a success. They are looking forward to a bigger and better Founder's Day next year. Bobby Christensen was there to thank the Rotary Club for their participation. He said, "It took all of the organizations and businesses pulling together, thanks." Walt Lackey was ribbed about the "smooth-running'' horseshoe throw. By DON niLUS Really. Walt did a fabulous Job with that activity and many others. It was a lot of fun. i i »f k eot some laughs telling about the trials and tribulations faced in putting on this Founder's Day. Walt said, ^t is great to see Pearland pulling together on something like this. This is a gooS first step for greater city-wide participation on other things. We had 2,000 people come to Founder s Day!" I am very happy for the Chamber of Commerce that things went so well on this first Founder's Day. It is a good activity overall, and one that can build into something even better In years to come. W. D. Grady, president of the Rotary Club said It well, "Those who worked this year were rewarded by success, and we hope those who could not work will be able to next year." This has given me some thoughts on the activity of the Chamber of Commerce and the dty it serves, whatever dty that is. (1) The Chamber represents the best of any city's business community. To be effective all the organizations, businesses, churches need to be Involved. The greater the'participation, the greater the sense of "ownership" by the whole community. I have the sincere feeling that Bob Christensen is trying to do this. I congratulate him on bis fine attitude and fine effort to get everyone Involved. (2) The Chamber because it represents the business community needs to promote the growth of business and Industry. The Chamber that is successful works hand in hand with city government to bring In new Industry and business. An illustration of this Is Palestine, Texas. That sleepy little east Texas town found Its economy slipping because of the pull out of the railroads. They worked long and hard-chamber and city- to bring In an aluminum plant that employs 5,000 and will pay thousands of dollars of city and school taxes. . One of our greatest problems is the small tax base we have. Home owners cannot bear the burden of city and school needs, alone. The more businesses the better! Competition helps, it almost never hurts. This Is as true in (3) The Chamber of Commerce needs a social conscience. In the past chambers have been thought of by the public as representatives of greed and sel- Houston Opera Studio singers to perform In a major production of the Houston Grand Opera. She will sing the role of Rogglero in "Tancredl". ..opening October 13, in Jones Hall. This marks the first fulfillment of the Opera Studio's goal of giving the young operatic students opportunities for professional appearances along with major performers. Internationally famed mezzo Marilyn Home will sing the title role in "Tancredi". Miss Fee will also sing In HGO's production...later this season...of "Falstaff." BIS .OP John Morkovsky. Dlocr «of Galveston turns up the irst shovel full of dirt ' Mary_Ouee4J Catho- in Pastor of the church Father John McNamara, Grand .Knight of Columbus Dan Qon. e^R^Jookon. Tie new 1 be complete by (Photo Barbara June 1978. Uonln). DC 8 Crashes And Burns Dream Holiday A Nightmare For Don And Vickie Cook ByJohnBallonc NEWS Staff Don Cooke and his wife Vickie couldn't have been happier last September 24, as they, flew the broad Atlantic on the first leg of a dream vacation. Florence, Naples, Sorrento and Rome. Romantic Italy, so many miles from their home at 503 Fairdale in Frlendswood. But, before the trip was over, they wished they had stayed there and had skipped the trip, sponsored by an automotive parts distribu- ter. Cooke owns and operates Don's Auto Supply | n Pasadena, and be qualified for the trip through his association with the parts distributer. The trip through Italy was great." Cooke recalled the other day. "Such beautiful scenery end everything...it wasn't until we go to Shannon (Ireland) that things went wrong." he In a voice that quivers sUghtly at the thought of what nearly happened to him and his wife that gloomy night In late September while on the way back to the States. The big DC-Q, loaded with 249 passengers and a crew of 10, according' to Cooke, was slowly gaining speed after fill. «8.Its tanks with 10,000 hlghly-exloslve gallons of petrol. "We were all | cutting up, having fun when suddenly there feet kft...I felt we were going Into an open field at the end of the runway." Cooke related. All I could think of was keeping my wife from getting hurt, so I got part of my body between her and the seat ahead. I wanted to brace her In case there out, and I was right behind her...l guess we ran 200 yards before we stopped to look back," Cooke said. "That plane was on fire over most of Its right side, and we were worried about an explosion," he added. Cooke said many of the passengers, includ- "Some Of Them Suffered Broken Hips, Legs, Arms And Pelvics... It Was Terrible" was this strange sound," said Cooke 'Like a thumping, like when a car has a flat tire," he added. The plane was within three seconds, according to Cooke, of lifting off the ffound when It blew a tire. There followed a screeching of breaks, then smoke and sparks as the plane began slowing down from a . ~ .^ , uu some . speed of around 170 thing." Cooke managed ml.es an hour. "The a chuckle. "It was the runway was three miles "—' "— —- ™long, and when we stopped there were 800 K a j , a .. crasn °* any kind," he said. Troubles multiplied after the plane ground to a halt. First the escape chute on the right tell, ft! before anyone could slide down. The one on the left functioned long enough to allow 10 to 12 people to slip off—among them were the Cookes. "I 1 ", tell.you some" *. ~»WH»I., •» wtta me first time my wife ever outran me. Boy, did she make It to the back and Ing many elderly ones, were exiting through a door In the tall section. "There was a 20 foot drop from the doorway, and they were jumping out It," he went on. "Some of them suffered broken hips, legs, arms and pelvlcs...it was terrible," he said. Cooke said the fire was put out within five minutes because a fast and highly efficient fire company sped to the scene In seconds. A doctor was there soon, treating the Injured "We were lucky," Cooke said. They stayed In Shannon 29 hours while made to fly them back home. They called their children, Tarn!, 18, Steve, 21. and Scott. 13. "The kids tried to cheer us up, telling us how they heard about the accident on TV and that It wasn't really too bad, Cooke remembered. The flight back wasn't nearly as cheery as it was while taking off from Shannon minutes before the accident. "We all were quiet. You might say we were listening for any strange sounds," he said. "They treated us In style, however, giving us big steaks and champagne." Cooke said ft took him and Vickie a few days to get their wind back, but the accident did not still their desire to fly in planes. "We plan to take another tour next year, I believe to Rio de Janlro." However, Cooke concedes that the accident was "The most harrowine experience In my Ufe...lt's every bit like what you see in those movies like Airport 77." fishness. This must be changed Is being chanfed For Instanc Jromottng tha wiu offers spccu ictlonsongoodsalJ services. Each I and that partlclp Many churches sponsor character build- Inn organizations and help the needy. TOG *NEWS is Inter- community. this Utters Dear Editor: The Friendswood Jay. cees would like to take this opportunity to commend one of their ovre. Joe Tennlson. Joe owns a business b Frlendswood end ye; finds tune to devote to our community In various ways. He Is on the City Parks and Recrca. tlon Committee. He belongs to the Lions dub and most of all he Is a Jaycee. He has worked on every project tht Frlendswood Jayceei have been Involved In In the last year. He chaired the Cushion Sales Project for the Jaycees which earned approximately $800 that Is to be used In our local community. He Is always ready to help when called upon. The Jaycees honored bun in the month of June as Jaycee of the Month for bis hard work on the 4th of July Celebration and Cushion Sales porjects. Please Join us In saluting a super Jaycee, Joe lennison. Sincerely, Charles Roberson. President Friendswood Jaycees Petromas Plans Fwd Water Study FRIENDSWOOD- Plans to prepare a report on Friendswood's water requirements were discussed with representatives ol Petromas in a city council workshop session Monday. Tom Roach told council they will provide a complete plan with sources, water cost and storage requirements. Roach said they would base their report an 140 gallon per capita, 'Msed on a normal usage of 1.2 million gallons. A population estimated at 8500. projected to 30-40.000 by the year 2000 according to a HOAC population growth study, would be the background the study would begin with. Using SO per cent from sub-surface wells, the dty will need additional water from other sources. Petromas will study the projected population and usage. determining the peaK usage and report bacK- Water supply sources that will be studied will Include the Galvestor. County Water Authority. City of Houston, the Brazos River Authority and local wells- Petromas was askea to include emergency power, what types are needed, and If another water well would « required as part of their study.

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