The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on August 23, 1959 · Page 5
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Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, August 23, 1959
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'' frMQgport and Bmorla County, Texas, Sunday, August 28, WW BRAZOSPORT FACTS Eagle Island—A Page 8 To A Bride By POLLY O'CONMEtt FscU N«wiwrit«f The remains of e fabulous home built in the Ute 1940s are now turning up in Rent- wood Memorial Park, the cemetery between Clute and Lake Jackson. Eagle Island Plantation's southern style mansion wa« probably the tint frame home In Texas, as the first SAW mill in the state was not constructed until 1853. It certainty must be the first ready-cut horn* to be erected anywhere. All trees were carefully marked, all boards sawed from those tteci were numbered, and all materials for the home were cut to size In Mobile, Ala., before being shipped by schooner to the mouth of the Britoi River and up the river to a convenient landing. The home which rote on the present location of Restwood was something special — the gift of » doting father to A beloved daughter upon her marriage. Being extremely wealthy, he aUo gave the young couple * plantation befitting such 4 home, An artificial lake was dug rut by slave labor near the home. On its barks are about 100 graves, including those of the young couple who first lived in the Eagle Island home. The graves around the old Wharton Lake, now part of the cemetery property, were gradually lost as layers of vegetation and silt covered them over. The lake is called Eagle Lake by some people nowadays and is just outside the Cluta City limits, -.vast of Terrell W. Ogg EUmetttary School. S. O. Marshall, manager.and part owner of the flestwood property, stumbled onto one of the lost grave* attar he began at Rest- KAOtE OAK OLD WHEN HOME BUILT IN lilt's Hew Dying, Oak U-L«»t Vlilbl* Trace of Fabuloui Plantation Bite tCHNCl AND YOU: Electronic Devises Can Control Brains [.f 8y JOSEPH L. MYLER United Press International WASHINGTON (UP.« : I tsts have begun to tinker alec-,' [ironically with man's brain, They say it is possibles* least | |o modify human emotions and 'behavior by means of electric ( currents so mild that the subs' [ecc isn't even aware of them. : Does this mean the time will ! come when people can be man• Ipulated with push-buttons at the whim, possibly, of some super- dictator? Take comfort from Dr.' Jose M. R. Delgado of the Yale University School of Medicine. ' "Fortunately for mankind," be says "the cerebrtl functions lire so complex that harnessing of the iplrit by'electrlo" forces is. I believe, out of men." For 10 years at Yale, Delildo - has been studying manipulation I of emotions and conduct With |the help of electrodes UnpUntcd in the brains of cats and monkeys. The work is continuing, and a ^beginning has been made on electrical stimulation of the human brain. In a report published by the Office of Naval Research, Delgado laysi "In the present age of guided missiles it should not surprise us to learn that some scientists are trying to guide the most powerful weapon In the world- the brain- by electronic means." Delgado feels certain that man's brain is far too complicated an instrument ever to be tntUved by man's electrical Bidgetry. "However," he says, "it is possible today to evoke move- menu, aggression, *nd docility, to modify leadership,..sexual drive, and socUl relations, and in general to influence many patterns of behavior by electrical stimulation of the brain." Once the electrodes are Implanted in the brain, "(he procedure is neither painful nor uncomfortable, and during test- Ing the animus are fully conscious." And electrical stimulation of the brain, according to Delgado, "is in no sense an electrical shock; it is a very mild unfelt current." The animal unwittingly responds to it just as he would 10 "something seen or /card." By thus stimulating motora- reas of the brain, Delgado has made cats move in various ways, "depending on which button was pushed." Sometimes the cat's will clashed with the scientist's. But, "when stronger stimulations were applied this opposition broke down,- and the animal responded u directed." GARDEN NOTES: Time August Is The To Prepare Annuals ONE CENT SALE! TAKE YOUR CHOICE OF THE G.E. DESIGNER COORDINATE TV STANDS [SHOWN BELOW FDR ONLY Ic WITH EACH Gt 21" OR 17" TABLE MODEL TELEVISION PURCHASED. Br DOROTHY SMITH "In all placet, and all seasons, Flowers expand their light and loul-llke wings, Teaching us, by mott persue- alve reasons How akin they art to human things." This bit of varse by Longfellow seems to Indicate that he too loved flowers. And Indeed, one mlfctit easily enjoy them In "all seasons" by • tit tie thoughtful planning. This next to last week In the torrid month of August la the best time to plan for another crop of annuals. If you keep your seed moist, and protect from the *un by mulching with crass clippings you. will have nc trouble enjoying another period of bloom* before fall flower* come Into their own. If you want germination In five days and blqom In 30, be sure and olant marigold* ane" 7lnnl»s. There are so many va- rltlcs of these two favorites that nerhacs grandma u-oulc havp difficulty In Identifying the nlants. One of my favorites Is the fantnsv r.lnnla, with It's curled •snMcrv hl<v«nms. Ours were ai fh* peak of their beauty when our ironical visitor flattorw thi> nlants, but these were al nuU"rt and destroyed when w« c'eancrf our garden plots a eou nl» of weeks ago- ATKtum, cosmos, Deriwinfc- IPS. hnl«am.. torenlas. asylum ami four o'clocVs may be plant e-< »t this time. To fill some of those emoty soacss In the garden, be sure and nlnch th» tips of your co lens nlants. Insert two nod HI of *v. ruttln* ftrmlv In the toll olnch the remaining leaves Off 110 dene* Al«mlnia«4 picture tube, FuH power tnuuiemer. Front sound prejettiesu Circuitry. •«4 and fortes TfthaM MDtroL MONEY IN! GENERAL YOU THE PAY AS LOW AS ELECTRIC BUILT • IN PER WEEK WITH TRADE-IN DESIGNER COORDINATES LOOK AT A COMMON SENSE ICE: CHOOSE FROM THESE DESIGNER COORDINATES: CORNER TABLE THE SWIVEL STAND MOBILE CART ia mond <^> Com pa ny •IAI CY 7-4812 o about a couple, keep moist, .nd the plant will do the rest. It your geraniums look icrag- ;ly now, take cuttings from hem also. For e Jaw cents you an purchase a powdered root* ng medium at most any setd tore, and will find It well worth your trouble. Looking ahead e few months, stake, tie, mulch and FEED your chrysanthemums. They are greedy little fellows, but respond;generously to a hearty diet and plenty of moisture. I have found that they like (quid fertilizer quite well, and you may apply It w^th ease and i r of burning roots or toll On »h» contrary, quit* a bit of the food may be absorbed through the foliage, so you may limply pour the mixture flowly over the plant. We use * ""•inkling can for this. Do not olnch back your chry- »anlheirmms any later than Auin>«t. Buds are being formed i"- 1 vou will be robbing your- of ronsnee material this fa«. Don't nesloct th^ nnoen o » irarrfi>n af thl« time either '"••tv's roses should have iMr oM»'» canes removed, al i« thev MP/MTI on oM "•Tinv* the weakest conei '<f>m the '"tier, and «•••« •>««nii> «••.)..), end feed them h«,rin v for their crop of fal Mnom T «•»<! once that gardener «ho\M b» we'll! during 'he nirrim*r »n TwpTfjATE rath* ih«n THUTTATE. so b* sure th molstnrs went b'low the root* nf vniir nlants nefnrii mnvln on with th* jsrden hose. If yo' Lettors from Mamma flitt flriDdtf Dear Quincy: (Mamma always said Iwasa pain in'the neck), Things are fine in Mount Idy (she goes on). Your father and 1 spent Sunday with Wallace Swine and his family. My, but their oldest boy is spoiled--a steam roller ran over him. His father put a stamp on him and mailed him to the Mayo brothers. He's coming (long tin* now. They h»vt to put a bookmark In bed with him, though, to find him. Byron Ogg says «s soon M the kite-flying season comes in they cut put a string on h(n and fly him bick to Mount Idy, Crandpt Snider wu rushed to the hospital suffering from 5 hole* In his head. He explained later, that Monday night as . left work he wu trucked by a flock of woodpeckers. It seer th*t when ht left his Job at the Mount Idy sawmill that fate! night, ,h» forgot to dust th* sawdust out of his hair. We' all happy the vicious birds didn't know Grandpa has a wooi V««. Your own Grandpa Weaver has be* giving u» at home i lot trouble lately. About every 10 minutes he grabs his air ra warden's helmtt and rushes outside, blowing hit whistle a; hollering, " Hud for tha shelter--enemy bombers I" Nobody's got the heart to tell him e bunch of wasps built nest in hit ear trumpet. The entire population of Mount Idy--308 souls In tll—wi rushed to tha Mount Idy Emergency Hospital on Memorial Da; due to a slight oversight on the pert of Ludlow Bean. At noon the old Civil 'War cannon in the town square wu fired, an everybody in town rushed out to the perk and dove Into our ne> swimming pool. Ludlow Been wu the only one who didn't go to the hosplf He was also the one who forgot to fill the pool. Love, Mamm (From the book CHARLEY WEAVES'* •LEtTSRS FRON' MAMMA, published by The John C, Winston Company. Copy - riant. IgSfi. by Cliff Arouette,) jn'i, sha..uvv roots will form, nd the sjn will kill them. Prune your crepe myrtles low end they will bloom again or you before froit. Thilr ilooms come on new growth i'rlm your hibiscus and try ome of your rooting medium n them also. We usually place severe! cuttings in pots and winter them over ln«jde the house. To do thlt, however, you mult be careful to keep them moist. Be sure and order your gardening catalogues this month. Particularly If you plan to plant many bulbs this fall. Our seed itqres and nurieriei hive mo«' ell varieties of these Indigenous to our area, but I always like to famlltariu myself with all bulbs before making my selection at planting Ume. Thert. too, It'» always *un, although longtime* expensive, to with a few of the northern types. Thl« i« the 'nit month 'you -an unfc'v fertlllw your smsll frees and shrub? for another ',"w Inchest growth this sees"on. It I* unsafe to do to later, an the toiler growth will often Move the hhdei up a notch on yo ,r lav* mower. Th* sun ran easily kill the roots of your . tm. r-nnth. and the rate of growth has slowed enouch *hat do$n» so wont necessitate dual mowing. Atioust can be a real busy •nni'h for the avid fardner. But then, aren't most of them? Not much can be done !n 90 deerc- temneratures, but between 8 «nd 8 p.m. the gardener can accomplish e lot U e w»ll planned routine is followed. "The constant drop of water" our friend George Beacom talks about can also be implied to a cnntimiitv of irar^nninj wood In 1948. He was running cattle on tha lake section of the property. A cow had etlved end he was hunting th« c«lf when h« noticed an armadillo hole. H appeared to go under en obstruction similar to a culvert so he Investigated. H« found that e UI1 marble tombstone bearing a wheat ihetve design had fallen or. the grave, broke In three places, and had been covered over In the years that followed. Marshall hat located e total of U old graves since then. No burials have been made in the old family cemetery for about BO years, he sdld, Th« old mosi-dr«ped oak tree which held the eagle'i nest and led to the naming of the plantation It dying of old «ge now, Marshall reports. When th« vastly weslthy Col. Jared Oroce and hl« daughter Sarah were looking for e suitable *lte for the home, family tradition hai it that they were startled by an eagle up In this huge oak tree. Sarah laid, "We'll call the place *Eagle's Neil'," but it was later changed to Eagle Ii- land because a slough then completely surrounded the SCO acres aroUnd the hom«U« just beyond the lake, creating an liland atmosphere. Materiel for the Eagle Island story was provided by Mr«. John 8. Caldwell, Sr., of Freeport, a dependent of Stephen I". Austin's slater, Emily; and Mrs. Sarah Wharton Oroce Berlet, Houston, desctndent of the original Eagle Island owners, who made many trips to the alte of the home before she became elderly and bedridden. Mr«. Berlet, now 88, was bom at Eagle tiland. Although the 1MO hurricane 4e.' ftroyed the famed plantation hinkt, ttit spell ' has bound her to it. . i She brought her huiband to be burled ma-der the old "eagle's nest oak" when he died- m 1954. (i,, 8 !? 0 ?,,* 1 ! 111 tlm ! Mti - B8rl * t * n(1 h « *•»•• iiy decided on e family burial place In Rest. wood, so they would rest near the eld burlsli: ground of their ancestors. The family plot they have selected 1s the s area where the old Eagle Irtand home's h " . " E »f'* Oak Is dying, too," Marshall seld- recently. "It was a double tree once, or forked : tree, with two growing together from the ground to leparate higher up. A storm destroyed one of the double trees." "Now the old tree is showing more and : more dead limbs, but a few atlll put out green .leaves," he said. "Old age is taking its toll." ; Eagle Oak was probably old when the «aga °f. E «8'« Wand began. This home, the people : who lived there, and the famous visitors to the grand plantation, forerunner of other old . Brazorla County plantations, Is a faicinatlnl story. .%. It Is a story of pioneers who were cultured and educated, but were adventurous and courageous, choosing to leave the old «outh clvllizatotn for the wild country of T*xa« while it was under the domination ef Mexico. It I* a story of the Texas Revolution, for Eagle Island's first owners played e big part in it. And it is e story which continues In an unbroken thread to the present day. Monday — Building The H«me Send Them BACK TO Smartly Dressed with clothing ami accessories from and aid their studies with study books and flash cards or reference books at Younglandia's book section. SPECIAL GIRLS Batiste Panties Beg. A $|) 79c 0 for Z SPECIAL BOYS Jeans Beg. o $060 $2.98 0 for 0 SPECIAL BOYS & GIRLS Raincoats Reg. $O 29 $2.98 L Cobbler call: repair school shoes now! GREGORY'S SHOE REPAIR 204 West Broad FREEPORT CLOSED MONDAYS THEY'RB NOT SELF- EMPLOYED. BUT THEY'RE PAYING THEMSELVES EVERY WEEK AND EARNING 3% INTEREST ON SAVINGS PAID TWICE EACH YEAR Make weekly saving part of YOUR family living. You spend money every day of the week. Spend some of it on yourself! Open a savings tooount at the Bra* loaport Bank of Commerce for every member of your family. Watch the amount* growl We pay. interest regularly. Money in the bank gives your family a wonderful feeling of security. And, all savings are fully insured. SAVE IT STEADY . . . HAVE IT READY1 BANK FREEPORT, TEXAS t l

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