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A SOUTHERN Tide Schedule STOO. 8:35 p ' m ' . Saturday: High 5:53 a.m. and (45 p.m. Low 11:81 a.m. and 11:35 p.m. By Commissioners •< » FACTS FRIDAY, AUCrUS 'S FACTS Weather Cast Partly Am* ,* ^ tm ^ t^L*^ Sa j urda 3 p . »«ely scattered thundershowers, moderate east and southeast windi, occasionally fresh during daytime. Low tonight 77, high Saturday 88. The question of whether juvenile officer for Brazorti County will be employed Is «til in doubt, even though the 196f county budget sets aside $10, 000 for operation of that office 'A decision on employing a social Worker to help in jlive nile probation cases is expected after a meeting between members of commissioners court and members of the Brazoria County Juv^ille Board. County Sheriff Jack Marshall and Criminal District Attorney Sam Lee are also slated to be asked to attend the meeting. A definite date for this meeting has not been set. The commissioners held a lengthy discussion of the need — or Jack of need — for a juvenile officer Thursday. At that time Commissioner Bill Isaacs of Alvln announced his intention of submitting a minority report explaining to the entire court his reasons for vot- Isaac*, along wlt County Judge Altoii-ArnoI(J.iid Com mlssioner Jack Noffi* of Free PI!*; mad ? t>P the budlet com ™ lu * e «*jeh Presented the pro posed budget to commissioner court. • At the court's request, the snerlff and district attorney met with them Thursday. THese two county officials wet* asked their feeling 1 ^concerning hiring a juvenile officer, sine* his duties might be considered 4n in- (V h ,u °L th<! duties el ««her he sheriff .or the district attorney'* offices. v In reply, IJtk said, "The primary responsibility fists with the juvenile board. l-im sure they made art «xhatls6ve study, and I understand ' that t h e y made a unanimous r&ommen- dation to the court." Lee was referring to ft writ- en request which commisslon- ers received in early Jjine. At Jiatjime, the juvgmlg board $12,000 to $13,000 for the r Included In Budget &H JlftSSSffiS ?z&s-&i:sf. District Judge T. M. Gupton is chairman of the board with ™* r,, m 5"l b ? rs Jud « e Arnold and District Judge G. p. Hardy Commissioner Isaacs recalled a conversation with the district attorney several months ago t h r , d( * the request ' that time, my thinking was primarily a l ong the lines or apprehending juveniles who had committed infractions of the law, Lee said. "The law enforcement agencies would first have to find that a juvenile committed the infraction. That phase will continue to be under he sheriff and the several police departments. They are the only ones who have men skilled quents. If, in the opinion of the board, the situation is such that a juvenile officer is needed to perform those functions. I have no quarrel with it," Lee added. Isaacs questioned just what such an officer would do. Judge Arnold explained that he would check with a juvenile who has been placed on probation office once in a while, years ago, the state of Public Welfare did this work, he said. They no longer ha ve a juvenile welfare department here and have indicated that since this fa y !ounty ' the been placed on probation or SV^ 7" °« lcer - Lee has been released from a state dulte* h* fuYi? r addi «onal reformatory. He would see that undertake !n^HV° rk f rshould the youngster kcnt in im= ._.! : " ae "?.? e ln addition to check- solve them board has now j. __. « . . —-." "«- v»vwiu oee tnai the youngster kept in line, and would keep complete records on each case, including possible interviews with the child's teachers, a listing of the disposal of the case, and a report on the progress or lack of progress made. Judge Arnold said that when boy is released from Gatesville complete reports on the youth must be sent back ta the reformatory several times each year. At present, Judge Arnold said he is doing that work. He -•- **-*«• VJJK n-uijver undertake in addition to cec- ing with juveniles on probation. support work m Thelma EVERYTHING IS READY ^, V .t r? 'ill" 9 I" 0 « Tt 'Ybody's J.sdy and i . Wai ng for * he Saturday to arrive for that, iho.darof th. Lak* Jackion **•» • Fellowship berf barbecu*. • held from 4 until 8 p.m. at the ^~-~- —«son picnic grounds. Tickets are S1.25 and 75 cents and the public ii In- Area Cities Mark Up Two Inch Rains On Thursday flb p 8 .,, r o l " ' which ii exptcitd io b> thi n.x^l monlh. He suggested that the worker supervise adults on parole, sninn" "P m rec 'P r °cal child "ases, and supplement f being done by Mrs. Harrington in child support cases in this county It was explained that Mrs. Harrington does such work in four counties. Judge Arnold told the court The board has no intention of interfering with anyone elses JT^ML** out - Th <*e governs the What had been a series of light scattered showers turned into a full-grown rainstorm Thursday morning and soaked already wet Brazosport. Over two inches fell over the area and most of that in a one"-.: J ?°. u . r Period. The heavy rain ' ! ftag!te<r : arbiiSS''3 a'.nt.T«rid end, ei around H>30" a'.m. ' " However, In that span of time streets were flooded, ditches filled to overflowing and soggy yards were greeted with additional rain. Dow's Plant B rain gauge showed the most rain, that being 2.89 Inches from 7 am Thursday through 7 a.m. today! As was the case throughout the area, most of that amount came «V Thursday morning. At Plant A the rainfall am- iount was 2.20 inches, while Freeport picked up 2.10 In a span of 40 minutes, according to W. O. Swindall, manager of thfc ..Fr.eeport Golf Course, /where the^rain gauge is located. The Oyster Creek Pump Sta- 4 tion in Lake Jackson had 1.37 inches of rain on their slate However, the scattered showers that have been moving across the area during the past two weeks have left upwards of 10 inches of rain on some places. ; From theV.Thursday down- •ppur L that soaked downtown Freeport, water ran over the curbs in some sections for more than an hour. Clear to partly cloudy skies covered the area this morning and more of the same _ scattered showers — were expected to make up the weather forecast for the coining weekend. Didn't Want This Student! School attendance It not alway, «ncourag*d, accord- l .f3 ta » «" to F«.port po- He» Thursday. Mrg. Op.I Ereriolt. principal of O. A. Fltralng Eltraenlary. Fr»»port called to hart a ichool- jBoJno.{.skunk rtmor.d aboit HMO ajiw- • - ., P«htl>t:lh«.,fauik.hid . *«dr ruled oul an academic ctretr, for snothtr call at 11 a.m. from in* 700 Block of W«t Fourth reported a Inn"*', ">• «chool i. fa, «,. «0 Block of West Fourth. «U« w»,, assign* to School Board Finds IATTIE LEE J0nn»« ... _. .. ^^ • W III At Lake Jackson By MATTIE LEE JORDAN Facts Newiwrlttr The Sweeny School Board rather felt like their batting average was a minus zero at Tuesday night's special session. The special meeting was set, following the last regular session, due to four vacancies yet to be filled on the faculty. Three teachers were employed Tuesday night upon recommendations of the superintendent, but at the end of the session the vacancies had grown to five in addition to the three n^Ji 1 y? "">*• Thus the problem of having a full jtafl wh.n «-*—''. opeofroq, Sept ,— — ——> «B«-4w* 4* <BUG tcamier and coach; Miss Cecilia Conitz, elementary arts teacher; and Mrs. Ethel Stanton Lewis an elementary teacher in Carver school. Limerick is leaving the profession, CantrelUs planning to fulfil his military requirements; Miss Conitz is in ill health and ii not expected to be able to teach this year; and Mrs. Lewis has accepted a position in the Houston schools Those employed were Mr. and iln. James B. Goolsby of Md;l5Ujah CbOAeti of •tf3&tl»h« -^ftl.'t ,_ • - .' supply schoo when schooFtopWoff Serf^ S"-££Lf iJ ^^ iWw » ot « the'same. ^^i^g^t^e| Miner at t had been submitted during the verity team at Canr« ^...u..m vi «m on tnelr slate (•Tor the 24 hour period, but unofficial amounts ranged over two inches in parts of the city. Only a light shower fell in Angleton, as .63 of an inch was recorded at the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station. For the month of August they have only had 2.39 inches at the sta- Board Decision Puts Two OSDOrt School nHi»i,1..m.,- .... . ^J\ft I 19 week. - I Supt. Miller "reported to the Those resigning were G. H. rd tnat *• existing vacan- Fm^i.i. _,_- ._ . .. • des did not pose as serious » problem as the open positi- Ions Indicated, for he had interviewed several promising ao Jplicants, enough that the administrative staff could still be somewhat selective on their choice to fill the positions even at this late date. He believed that teachers would be secured in time to open school with a JAMES E, SLADE, BILLY G - SAMDLIN, KENNETH E. SHIPPER and WILLIAM HEA- NEV, all candidates for degrees at tonight's Sam Houston Stats Teachers College commencement exercises ... MR. and MRS. DEL MAN PETERS of LJ, visiting recently in San Antonio with friends, MR and MRS. LESLIE KOENNING . . . SISSIE LUSTER of LJ, attending baton twirling school ^as a counselor at Sam Houston State for two weeks , , , Birthdays being celebrated today include those of JUDY FAULK, NADINE COCHRAN, LISA LYNN McCOY RICKIE WANNALL or principle problem this ciple»lost. As a result, the kindergarten classes at the Lake Jackson primary school will be moved off the campus and into church buildings. School administrators dislike any type of off-campus classroom. They say administration is difficult, teachers are separated from other teachers, and storage of materials Is a prob ----- _ . Beutal had been' . ary a een met by moving two frame buildings from the Velasco campus. t was intended at the same Ume to move the Velasco band , - arls ? " ^ame building —to the Lake Jackson primary lem. Lake Jackson primary has classes from kindergarten through the third grade. The pulldlng will hold 19 classes. Children's Nothing and LOUISE PPAEFFLE, an un- The Community Service Center at 217 West Broad Street in F/eeport has issued an urgent request for clothing of all sizes suitable for school children. John A. Smith, chairman of the Salvation Army Service campus But the band building is very large, and the roof is so h!£h. that it would have to be sawed off and moved separate Iy. After Business Manager J. Ray Gayle had figured the expense of moving and renovating it, school officials decld- A to , !° ok for »" alternative. At the Board of Education meeting this week. Dr. Bascom "yes, suDerintendent, suggest- that they might put partitions in the lunchroom to form •Vee classrooms there But he admitted the ventilation would be poor for classrooms, and that the space conld not then be used for either a lunchroom or a public meetins Place Dr. Gladys Polk, director SL ,l m f n !J ly educa tion, ad- fled that the noise was bad peared to be the best solution So. one second grade class will meet m the school lunchroom. This will require no par- utians, and the lunchroom will continue serving its other purposes. And two kindergarten units will meet In the church buildings. As to the buildings on the Beutel campus, Dr. Hayes said that the school maintenance crews were at work making the buildings as presentable as possible. They would take no prizes for appearance, he said, "but they will look as good there full staff. Miller also recommended to the board that the kindergarten be re-located this year since there is available space for classroom* tar this group In the primary school. The board agreed. Since ^he initiation of the program, Mw y:« ^.icjiuolers have been attending classes held In an old home located on school property acquired when the new high school was built. The board also agreed to offer for rent, the home vacated by the kindergarten since, in their opinion building! depreciate less when in uie. ~-' t , fr - tf ui^ B\,ll\JUL cafeteria. Low bidders were Lee's Bakery of Victoria and Borden Milk Company of Houston. Also approved were three persons for secretarial and clerical work. They were Mrs. Ernelle Orr, Mrs. Beverly Helton and Mrs. Billye Hevis. The A. B. Anderson Agency, representing the Security-Connecticut Life Insurance Company, was awarded the student insurance plan for the Sweeny schools. >Rates,wiH be., increased.this yfear, aeeorrfintf io a, Jetler from fte company, but. since all claims were handled promptly and fairly last,year, the board felt that the compnay had handled the student insurance program far better than other companies with whom th sfliool had dealt. A student wiH be able t enroll In the program for S3 for the school term. This woulc also cover the student on school sponsored trips. The rate for fun coverage for 12 months 24 hours per day win cost $10 icuuwj wnicn governs the of juvenile field workers. ' ' . ' Whether they can do these other duties under that statute, I do not know, but if they can I have no objections . . . I be- lleye it would be a good thing, if the statutes allowed it." Isaacs questioned whether there would be enough work to keep the employee busy unless the extra duties are added. "I could go along with setting up a department for all of those situations, instead of appointing someone just to ride herd on the kids," he said Sheriff Marshall said, "It would not conflict with us, in our procedure I know we have quite a few repeaters." He estimated that his department has handled about 100 juvenile cases this year. "I am not going to object to leaving the money in the budget," Isaacs said as the dis. cussion concluded, "but I am going to flat vote 'no' unless we all get together and stipu. late the duties of the officer before anyone is hired." — —..„. j^. w»,r ***** «j»fc fliu The insurance program on the athlete* will be paid .for by the school, and coraeji under a different rate charge. Supt. Miller also reported that the Carver addition was nearing completion and furniture and equipment for the school had been delivered. The board approved payment of the fourth certificate to the architect and co}' ""••••„*», tb- construction job.' • i- .'» ~ TROUBLE SPOTS PINNED DOWN Jaekion Police Chl.f J. s. Brown . to Th. phu on ih. map of hi. which iadicat. that the corner »nd Asal.a Stot.l, i. th. mr Fif f- P* ""P wai P"Pared ntly 10 that polie.._.a n d cily officials n "ee at dlcate which year the accident occurred One itep toward increased traffic eneC when I6 " ers of pin. u . u,, d oin Employee Pay Raise A Major Budget Item campus.' did on the Velasco I Other business on the agenda included the acceptance of bids Lodge Meeting Tonight There will be an organiza- *v""*j cmpiujees wno; tioual meeting and election of ies are not set by law. ""- ---- * A county budget which ower by J285.8B3 than that o 959 was adopted by Brazori County Commissioners' (Jour Thursday. Though the tota budget is lower, it will provid a five per cent salary raise fo county employees whose salar : officers by the Clute Odd Fel lows Lodge tonight. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in the Clute School auditorium. Anyone interested in the lodge is invited to attend **** *•* «*»*kd* i,u aiiciiu* Boat Recovered; Chase Long A chase beainnlne at flrn\?o ««...*!. j. _ ...... _ *^ also. It wai pointed out that Tirs B ~itist Church officials ha Indicated their willingness t Unit for Bra/aria County, has aUow Sunday school room. » SX^.E *%££ L e ; be r - «™™*™* clothing for scho7 chUdren 2!^.J*ri?lJ!«i« ap Anyone having clean, used clothing that they wish to do- na< are asked to contact the nolice departments In Freeport Clute, or Lake Jackson and the """"' will b i Debra's visit. She had frozen hands from handling dry ice during the period when power was off. And, further misfortune befell her, when, due to ^he lack of feeling in her h»nH.«. she suffered a severe i-ut on one hand . . . And, on the conva!'":•<•»> >»-i a « CAROL ANN HORN and MARIE BROWW. following 111- «nd surgery ... RAPER hack at his M S^r suffering a heart •ttack while in Ames, Iowa , .; Clothing may also be brought directly to the Center. There 12 a need for adult clothing too, as many students ar» in this size range. News S/s Gulf Farmer Due Aug. 24 Brazos Harbor S/s Kepwickhall Duo Aug. 26 Brazos Harbor Fires Started By Lightning During the thunderstorms Thursday morning, two fires were started at Dow plants by lightning, it was reported today. One, at an organic plant, was quickly extinguished. The other was a hydrocarbon storage tank and the contents of the tank burned for about 40 minutes ; before the fire was extinguished by plant fire units. ' The storage tank was not completely destroyed, however, Jew official* Hit tod*/. A chase beginning at Grovu Texas, carried on by boats an by men afoot in the marshe and involving the sheriff's departments of Galveston ftn Chambers counties, resulted i the recovery of a cruiser stolei in Freeport Tuesday and th arrest of the thieves. George Alvis Bolen, 19, shrimper who gave his horn as 3502 Seventh, Baltimore Md., was in Freeport jail Fri day morning. The second per son, a 18 year old youth, is being held by Galveston juvenile authorities, according to Freeport Police Chief Barney Priest The boat, valued at $3500 by its owner, D. L. Haralson Jr., was taken from its stall al Fleeter S: Dalley Inc., 500 Brazos Blvd., some time Tuesday night. The theft was reported to Freeport police Wed' nesday morning. The chase began at 8:30 p.m Wednesday when the two SUB-MUGGURS LUINO, Italy (UPI)—Italian customs police officially d«ni»d a report that smugglers w*r* crossing SS-mllt take Maggioi* from Swits- •rland in < submarine. youths were discovered stealing gasoline for the boat at H. I Jones' fishing camp on a sli at Groves. The 16-year-old youth was captured then but Bolen es caped in the boat, pursued b Jones and others in boats. Bolen ran the boat agroun in the marshlands in the are of the Galveston - Chambers county line. He left the boa and started through the mar shes afoot, hiding from Ume t time, but still pursued* Around J a.m, B-Mn was ar rested by the sheriff of Cham bers County and Galveston Deputy Buddy Ewini and taken to the Galveston Sheriffs De partment. Th« arrest WM mad* near GUohrist A check with th» C oast Guard by the Galvetten Sher ff's Office resulted {a the re NEW YOMv«Ml ,, JU Uast oat M*w Yetiur ap. ptat»d «w*«,l|w faepaliut. Thorn*, J. D«*t«!%,, ehalt- man of th. eon*l&« for • propoiwj W«Ufs Fair hu« jn 1114, tum**t*4 .»h*» th. capiulc fcttla* u tin (air *• «*** to MM. ^ port of the boat being stolen at Freeport. Chief Priest was notified Thursday morning and Bolen was brought to Freeport. The Galveston charge of stealing gasoline filed against Bolen i s pending, Chief Priest said Friday. Charges of felony theft have been filed here, he said. Bolen had been in the Freeport area about two or three weeks before taking the boat, according to Chief Priest's investigation. Other major changes in the budget include addition of i field worker for juveniles a a cost of about $10,000; and an increased expense of caring for Paupers. Commissioner Jack Norris of Freeport said the county employees' salaries are about on a level with those paid in other counties. He stated that he had personally checked salaries Paid by other counties, as well as those paid by private firms, before the budget committee's recommendation of a five per cent increase was made. Danbury rice farmer and rancher Jack Garrett charged that "There are some pretty lush county jobs at this time,'Sun Data Sets today: 6:56 p.m. Risss: Saturday:'5:53 a.m. Sets Saturday: 6:55 p.m. A typographical error in Thursday's Facts story abou thf setting of th. new tax rale reversed the figures in «lved. The story should have read that commissioners se an 86 cent tax rate, which will be four cents lower than the present rate of 90 cents i questioning tne proposec raises. He added, "They ca make more working for th county than the taxpayers ca make." Commissioner Bill Isaacs o Alvin said, "The first six years spent on this court, we ran a school of experience for Dow and industries in Houston anc Galveston. By the time we go someone trained to do the job ffisiently, someone else wouli ire them at a higher salary Our salaries are more in line ow, to keep better help.' County Judge Alton Arnold aid the extra expense of $7,00 in the Paupers and Pen- ons Fund, over last year's udget, is sorely needed. "Almost every county has ound itself increasingly involved in the matter of indig- Brazoria Contest, Talent Show Are Toniaht W. V, "Busto* Curry. Ralph Ehrlich and CM. Frederick will assume the -task of • selecting 'Miss Brazoria Beautiful" to- light at the Brazoria Elemen tary School Auditorium. T}» . contest, first of . , , kind in the history of the Of the 15 hopefuls for the teauty trocar, three selections will b« nig* and three trophy* awarded- Candidate* competing for the IU* includjf Melba Jean Dan- e*t Donna Maria Smith, Lin- Muri»e«, M«y Ann Clark, lioBi^Hai UHQ joii Franklin, Sally Ann Cox, Jo Ann Boone, Jo Ann Williams Janet Parrish, Barbara Childs Donna Bell, Connie Benkula, Carol Ann Sloan and Linda Williams. Judges for the talent event will be Mrs. Thelma Willis, J Jr. A first and second place will be awarded in each of the iree age groups in the talent competition. These acts, which include participants from Bay City, Freeport, Angleton and Brazoria, will feature numbers reag- dance numbers, vocals and even a whip artist. Nineteen year old George French of Angleton, assisted by his 15-year-old brother, Earl, will be presented in an entertaining number. Tickets for the dual event may be purchased at the door, 50 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. ' Thj event was designed to promote interest in the cleanup campaign now underway in the city and to provide operational funds for the city's photos and other necessary scrapbook materials in the "" " ents and paupers. We have to be very careful in making our surveys, but still the cost in continually rising," Judge Arnold added. Almost every item of the Road and Bridge Fund's county-wide expenditures was down, with the total reduced from 32,525,559.99 to $2,212,653 In 1960. The library budget will drop about $20,000, a decrease Judge Arnold explained as mainly due to the bookmobile which was included in the 1959 bud- jet. Garrett also questioned the 57,000 insurance jtem, and was old this was insurance oh coun- y buildings. The county col- eeted on its insurance during he recent storm. The Sheriffs Department udget jumped almost $26,000. Tie major portion of this was or automobile allowance, vhich increased from $30,000 o $40,000 budgeted for 1960; $2.000 increase in funds for ho Identification Department; vith most of the rest being the loreased salaries for deputies. The court's action cut the ounty tax rate from 90 cents o 86 cents on an estimated aluation of $241,000,000. This aluation represents an in- rease of almost $12,000,000 nm last year. The four cent cut was de- ved from a one cent cut in the ury Fund; two cents out in e General Fund: and a one nt reduction in the Perman- it Improvement Fund. cur SHORT COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. (UPI) — U. S. AH Forea Col. Bill Edwards and fail new bride had to cut short their honeymoon and return io Lowry Force Bate So Ed' wards could complete I course called "disaster con- >v -j

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