The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on August 25, 1959 · Page 1
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Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1959
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Tide Wectfhar Cds, Cloudy with thundershoweM and little change in tempera* ture through Wednesday, fresh easterly winds. Low tonight 74, h/gh Wednesday 84. FACTS oyes Watched NEW ORLEANS (UPD— The Weather Bureau reported today a squally disturbance hasb/own up in the west-central Gulf of " Mexico that is "favorable v ior •term? 6nt °' a tropical w '",: a lP ec '<» bulletin, the Weather Bureau at Miami said "* sl ° Tr » develops it "would move toward tho Texas- coast" A hurricane hunter plnm- flew over the disturbance today a ™ Pmt 6d the squalls «»" Tnn ? i m j e arca ln Diameter. Top winds were 35 miles p e hour in heavier squalls. «, i, ap P roxlnl ate center o me disturbance was 300 miles southeast of Brownsville Tex "All Interests along- the Tex- IS enact ahntiU^L. • _ _. f i Wesl Gulf of Hex- At 10:30 a.m., the apprpxl- mate center was 300 miles southeast of Brownsville, Tex However, if a tropical storm develops it may be anywhere within the squally -area and would move toward the Texas coast. highest winds af « 35 m.pji heavier squalls and all interests along the rexas coast should watch for future bulle- •ins or advisories. rDains *any this morning B " zos P° rt «>m for th* straight days «t past Freeport Jeads the parade for Monday and up to 7 a.m. today by recording 1.30 inches while Lake Jackeon picked up 113 inches. The gauge at Dow's Plant B showed 2.85 inches but tha was from 8 p.m hrough fi p. m . on while Dow's Plant A showed' 1.67 inches over, the same per- ;*" interests along the Tex-i coast should watch for future bulletins or advisories," tho forecast said. The weather bureau said that small craft along the Texas and West Louisiana coasts «nou!d not venture. far from shore. Here is the text of the 10:30 «.m. weather bulletin: Small craft along the Texas ana west Louisiana coast should remain in port. Conditions arc- favorable for the development p °r Freeporf, the rainfall of a tropica storm In a large 'mount <rom /a.,T Saturday 13oS ™1. 'f W / 8ther rough - " lr ° Ugh 7 a ' m - ™* SS ly 300 miles in. diameter over 'mounted to 8.40 Inches Th* 1 ' • ' r reeport Golf " Car Pulled Out -I it uge recor£ i«i f . lu , nC hes w, — I Thursday therefore the amoun 8truc . from August 20 to thi* m^r^, r o°m SCHOOL SUPT. J. C ROGEUR Ola High School', FouSn At West Columbia JR. WATCHES FINAL CLEARING Mak« Way For New Junior High Victoria Firm Given Junior High Contract D. W. Marshall Construe- is tn nrr= nn _ r«. ,.._.,__ .. .. . '' TERMINATED; JOi HOWARD RESIGNS By MARIE BETH JONES Facts Newiwriier The Angleton .council met in special session Monday even- ng for about 45 minutes In addition to taking this ae- on, they hired a former road uperintendent for Brazoria _ „ -rceport Golf Course HairL°", u ' rp - ot Victoria presents ar Pulled Out >H uge recorded 2.10 inches o" the Iow bid °< $318,310 for con _ : i rhur sday therefore the amount 8truc "<? n of a junior high class Casco Marine Ways at Surf- ,, rom - A . u ?" st 20 to this morning ™°. m ^""ding for the Wes de advised the Brazoria w l s 8 ' 50 Jnch «* ".Cdlumbia-Brazoria School Dis JUnttf Sh«»i«>. «->«ii. .. .1 For T.ali-n T.»I.. .f. ... . ' Irirt side . County Sheriffs' Office' they and the Coast " The D. W. Marshall Construe- Ion Corp. of Victoria presented the low bid of $318,310 for construction of a junior high class- 'OOm hUlMino tnf *U_ *y . ^ »..u me v*uaai uuaru pul , ^ ' n , a submerged cream col °f ed S39 zoria w l s 8 ' 50 Jnch «* , du that | For H ke J«k*on the official lrict - pul- f™unt from Thursday was 8.051 ™f trustee s of the district col- ' ncne ? but *«• were unofficial "?** in special session to con- reports nf »mn>, n <- sM»r I.MC. /„. .u- . .. ' m col- r« wereunoflcia license ! reports »t amounts ranging up 2 t0 '° lnche * t r 7115, at 10:29 a.m.jto '0 inches for -;_-;--•'•. ,. ; period. They believed the car might Across IB fitnmn rlnn. it i___i - ,., • «ve day e car mght be stolen since it had a "iump- t y Sheriff invprtigat . "' in- Across the state, cooling rams moved northward •--the Texas Gulf Coast day and were expec come general by this from to l °" niC iT-jJ e construction. Other bidders and their bids on the corresponding work were Marshall and Green Con- ^'—.tlon Co. of Houston, $323 General Contractor Inc. of is to arrange lor further discussion with the trustees at the nex ' regular meeting. The board has an option to purchase ° f "._'.— ••"- --"-""issed employees. Mayor Farrer said the city's rector of public works, Joe B oward, resigned his position] ne employment of A. N. An- r ! W ™ < ; it r water superintend- nt; Chief of Police Harvey L. Ott °Hi anci road s superinten- M W V. Farris was termina- ed, effective Sept. 1. - tion land to ~ • '•"me general oy this attprnoon Two Clute Meetings Tonight equalization rating* atTp m' under^S!? t ,! Dlght !* me etft'f **•* ... *-_ ._j. . . . .. f.»u. unuer me pirciimctQnf.*i« u... —6 01. <, p.m. ana a board o equalization m'eeting at 6 p m are set for tonight at the Clute City Hall. The planning board meeting originally set for to- night has been postponed. Tr>> disqualification of Warren Ward as councilman and the water and sewer bonds for ( the newest residential area an| nexed by Clute are among items for council discussion. Early Registration Registration for students of Jones Creek Stephen F. Austin Elementary School has been set for Wednesday. Kindergarten through sixth grade students are to register from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednes day. S. F. Austin uill be th only school registering on thi day as other Brazosport ele mentary schools register on Friday, —.«,..»» meeting — ili i.""* circumstances bul would be present at the Thursday regular meeting to present a petition. The petition asks that the property h e purchased several months ago adjoining the Clute ?!» S!'* ^? annexed by the city. His disqualification as :ouncilman came about when estate he sold his Clute ~real several months ago. The council has 45 days to appoint someone to fill Ward's position and Ward can be ap- lointed if he is qualified by wnership of Clute property nurmg that time, Mayor L. V. iConover s»id Monday. « Co ' of Houston, h r r a the Little League Park. Three vacancies in the district faculty were filled by the board during the meeting. TJ.ey voted to offer contracts to Mks Mary Helen Hays of Boyd, as |> high school homemaking teacher; Paul Woodard of Palestine as a teacher and assistant coach; Mrs. Jeanne There is an opinion among several elected officials that such a position is not necessary in rf n rV he Sizo of Anglrton Under these conditions, I felt it oest lor all concerned that I resign. It has been a pleasure to be employed by the City of Angleton, and the citizens have been very cooperative. The city is fortunate to have such a line group of Idyal employees " ,h , Ward said his P'ans for the future are indefinite. Cotton had served on the city li force since early hart u f ., .. _, road suptrint- Wdodard as-a primary teacher'''a"-!" 4 - h S d b . een "c^Pted by th» tniit»_f£ ?.:^ UV[ ' ^razona Countv Commissioners he . — .."o«.ci». apiuuvea me i*. quest of Mri. Word te. continue teaching music in her on the Brazoria El School .site for the school term. They ««her Monday, to JL e P la « Farris *™** was and , / n char « e of aU *^;. , — He • »««ry Brazoria School. 'I When Horrto ^ Commissioner Jack Freeport told the The construction nt a temn ! ^ °t Free P° rt to 'd the orary shed to house junior-sen i£ ourt .j" ^hitler's resignation, ior high school u "' 53 " 5 ' regret " very much - o ior high school aupp« also authorized. mPPIles ____^_. • ^ The new school plant, to be built on the site of the burned high school building, is to contain 18 classrooms, principal's time -..., ~.MMC*-» esumaie - or tl for construction Is 250 days. Other items acted upon by the board of education included ?»" l ! orizat| on tor Attorney Hall w. Griggs. to complete arrangements for the street location on he northwest side of tha new high school site. M unable to POtlCE REPORT: Quiet A quiet period was reported by Freeport police Tuesday morning. ^^* Theft of a tarpaulin valued ai 535 new was reported by Fred Schuck, 802 West Broad at 4 p.m. Monday. It was taken sometime Sunday night from re- —-~ Merrjtaaii , - -,— Tfte other charge pending, he said Ot|e intoxicated person was ported CD Clutejpolice but the .jrson :i was gone upon arriva ofcpolice. Marine News S/s Gulf Farmer Due Aug. 26 Brazos Harbor S/s Del Rio Due Aug. 27 Brazos Harbor ANN and JOHNNY CHAMBERS and children, visiting nis parents, MR. and MRS. BUCK CHAMBERS, before returning to the University of Texas Austin ... REV. RUGLH WH1DDON coming up for happy birthday wishes this Thursday . * MRS. A. G. DUNN JR.' e t- ting a thrill at the Rural Letter Carriers National Convention in Washington, DC, when SAM RAYBURN escorted her in" the banquet ... KATIE BIN YON, oft for an lola, Colo., vaca'.lon MR. and MRS. RAYFOR THOMPSON, keeping Artist With Casting Rod To Be Fiesta Performer Dave Hawk, who's billed as the national professional trick casting champion, will gi ve a benefit performance of his rod and reel skill at the Mexican Fiesta m Freeport. „ H ,t ls on ? of th « entertainers on the variety show Saturday, Sept. 12, which winds up the annual Fiesta. This show will be held at Hopper Field. During his event. Hawk will, un . Ie ,« h W» lures in 21 differ-' » . trick casts. The last three will be done with the aid ot n_ Distant, who serves as i In one demonstration, he uses lure with hooks to break s held in the a7sisU n ?s Next, he knocks the He will spend Friday, Sept. a , Seafood Co --,**.** „,, .fcsi^rj oeaiCMXl (JO -M^ Patrolma n Thomas achlumbohm found an elderly woman wandering on Avenue A about 6il5 a.m. Tuesday. He found that she lived on Froat Street and took her home. % A drunken man reported ail 6.45 p.m. Monday at Magnolia and jailed. " WM picked "" CLUTE A fight and a fire were on ne Clute police report Tuesday Tiornlnir. ^^ , 'I regret . _._ „.. has been an outstanding I employee and I wish him the! best of luck on his new job." i When asked by a Facts reporter about a replacement for* Whitley, Norris said, "There; will be no replacement immec ately because I believe we c „ ..»„ uccn wun tne city for about three, years, and Andrews, for eight years in two different periods of service houi * P rio r to the yh ^ ght , meeUng - Ma y° r had told a Facts reporter that the council was con- sidenng hiring Whitley to take charge of the street, water and sewer departments. The mayor said at that time he did not know whether Howard had resigned, but that the council had discussed the situation and had talked about morning. A Lake Jackson man was .— vHvn^v^4J lllall WSS harged with disturbing the peace and simple assault after til .u a '" : " a rnoay, sept. lc< "-, c a "o simple assault after uTi'ii «• 1 6 county fishl iS. He!""? a 'tercation at the home of a rrhK h rS* a guest of Ra 'P h ^voman Monday night, Erhlich, Fiesta general chair. Police Chief O. C. M^rrv^nn .„„„ general chairman who leases both the Dow at nn 8 " » 6 f , ishing P ri v"eges at Dow s Harris Resen-oir. Hawk will put in an appearance at the Fiesta Grand Ball at the Freeport Community House Friday, Sept. jj, but wilJ not perform there. — .. v ... u .i niuimdy niHnr. Police Chief O. C. Merryman reported Tuesday morning. He was brought before a , fudge and fined on the simp! Assault charge. A man charged with di«urb '<ig the peace and affray afte a Friday disturbance call t A «r e was reported by R. Clyne Thomas, 425 South Main at 11:36 a.m. Monday. The minor fire in the ceiling was reported out at 11:44 ajni. .Ajnjissing persons report is. !U«d by the Sheriffs Depart- went last week was the result nlsunderstanding. accord- »w Investigator B.'E. McCoy, when Mrs. Dixie Lee Merrill, reenort business iwomkn. a couple of other em- - — KO. He said they would - the ones whose places Whit;y would take. '"The main rason for the •hole change is that salaries r _ 111CU1 -. r j to ° heax? y on our budget, ately because 1 believe we can i ft?- we 'i?T e try' n 8 to do sorne- lopexate as we are right now.' 1=^?» a ^ Ut the overload on, ^ttfl^Wh*>^ ! ^S^}fe 5i! v' SL - ^ -^Wypr^aioV OWW road msiters jaa^rifm^te'^f^ 1 "* *" ? u tfoV so Ihat'P personally or Kenaefh Pha«».' IZL.S^.E. 1 something on th and drainage. If we g —J we have in the pa or three years, the on) we can do anything wi a bond issue, becau's " will be paid ou FAGtE ISLAND "PRINCESS" With refard to the sudden Farrer city , said that the reasomiras an. cial, "Andrews said.,** could not work under Wrdfley," Ma- 00 e said Whitley^ ^530 sal- Bry, effectjvfrSept'l; wfll compare with $8«T monthly for Howard; -- towara; J3SW for-Farris; $300 or Andrews: and 5450 for Cot- -^.«_ii_, , - . . c -larauy nave no nlan at *»>»«••«* *^ ton'* case, we had SSi'i'n^the hS"' ^ ic} \ had be " en "=«ueu P?«« .budget trum; we cou W he aid «^ (1night ' s meetin 8 afford." ' |«e saia, Whitley may have «•« « a ;^ wi.iAi^iL. ..'... . i some assurance that the coun 1 will hire him." Whitley's resignation from job was given on a better job with of Angleton. one Clute was fined $25 on -•-•^ (jyiivc was imea $25 ot the affray charge'Monday aft whips the cigarette , eepng e twin grandchildren while th '' 'Ji ldren ' s Parents. MR. an MRS. EVERETT BRYANT o New Orleans, were attendinK funeral in this a--ea Se«ms the younger set a ,,?„ Jacl «on is promoting "ROOKIE" BYRNES fan club The girls, all pre-teeners or ear y teens, invite otheis to join idem. If you're a "KOOKIE at SLUOTT R. F. FLOVD of LJ. called to Chicago due U> the i'lness of a brother there Banker D. V. COLLINS, get ting lots of thank yous from the La Escuelita folks for ie two fine billboards which he had erected recently. One's on Second Street and another on S* hw «' 288. 3otb are telling •bout toe upcoming La Fiesta to °j! fl !, he top trophy , UU1B Aransas tournament In .-- ne was runner-uu in the national fishing tourney ~ year he was Teias ba« - Vessel Aided The Coast Guard Cutter Dlone received a caS Sundo The boat was located about 40 miles southwest of Freeport and wa s towed to the Freepqrt ea bouy by the Dione The 38 oot lifeboat from the Coast il e ^ Sta0on ««5 the towing.operationi. reported her missing. But the next morning she returned, he said, and explained that she had gone to Houston the previous day oh business She had been detained, and stayed ovrnight with relatives She neglected to phone her children, McCoy said, and they called the Sheriffs Department. '^_^•^^^^^^•^ Gun Barrel In Tree Not Imaginary It WM not an imaginary iholgun barrel proirud i n y front a buihr c«dar tr«« and aimed toward th« itr««i. Glut* Pollc* Chi«f 0. C. Marr«nan found out Monday night about 11 p.m. Chief M«rrymin said h* wa» antwerlng a call to 321 Hinken Str.ot whan a man who was apparently (hooting at imaginary p.rtom h* thought war* alter him. • Ht found iha man, Alton Forrest Hooks. crouch«d in th* buihy tr«* with th* gun barrtl pointing ioward th* strati. Hooks was booked for ihoot- "» » gun in a public itr**i have no plan at point a new chii _it to ap- .**•*» «» '*EW vti^^r (u police ** The change wiJl leave three office workers, three policemen, six garbage truck workers, six in the eity street department, and five in the water department, the mayor stated. He added that the move was made at this time partly be-; cause the city's new fiscal year begins on Sept. 1. The annual! CltV budEPt. hearinrr i. — , * '< the * """ wi '"'ifiieion. Councilmen mentioned one rarfier meeting at which the *?/f tewa ? Bussed at length, and at which no one was present except the mayor and coun- ^ D thrm S onr ngWaSheld Camera Club Views Slides Lost, Stolen In Freeport Two of the billfolds belpnged to Lake Jackson residents. Jesse Stuart, 148 Huisache, -ake Jackson, reported a billfold probably lost in the Freeport area abound 6:30 v ,m. last Friday. It contained $49 in cash along with papers and pic- ures. Mrs. Virginia Hibbetts, 308 Gardenia, Lake Jackson, reported to Freeport police at P.m. Monday that her bill- twae folrnn *_ L Wet Highway Blamed For U Accident •" p.m. raonaay tnat her bill- . old was taken from her purse A wreck involving about $650 while she war shopping to a m dama E e s and due to the pnaftmoM* crfrn«_ U_j. M'Pflthpr lira? ranni»t«.l V— -r _i^_ —w j..c *va a . anupping in a epartment store between noon nd 1. p.m. It .was pink and contained •om $20 to $25 along with va ... utuuagcs e«m aue to tn6 weather was reported by Lake Jackson Police Chief J. s. "Cap" Brown Tuesday morning. The accident at 11:40 a.m. I Monday involved a 1957 Chev- A dicl « show was the pro' or the recent meeting of •1 g "l S °, D Sept> *' The annual if."*'or the recent meeting oi city budget hearing is set iori" 16 Brazosport Camera Club 8 p.m. tonight at the city hall. Bayard Cowper ot Lake " council was unantmnuc Jackson shnw»H n i/.t,.,« i- .. cy a. " council was unanimous in all these changes, "the mayor said. He said none of the — -_.-.« v-uwper 01 Lake Jackson showed pictures made m Europe during his tour of duty with the U.S. — --*• M»»« uuitc ui tne —**»j wiuj me u ^. wavv . e h m Fl°h yeeS had !leen notifi «i James Fren <*. president that they were being discharged .Presided at the meet"? that before the meeting, so far as he was held in the Civic Room of S " ta Present at r d L. Monday night's re the mayor - . S " tagi A bu ^ness meeting was held e a. —^ «... .., ajul ,j .. wvtotucab raeeunif was held Councilmen U. DJ after the program, for the pur- O. Harris, Floyd Pose of changing the cons«tu- l Ker\'in Giese. "on and by-laws of ths elnh -— " . ' "• "• "arris, tioya Woodiel, and Ker%-in Giese Councilman Arthur Lee was in Wnrth T....~ _^. . ~» « nun in a pueilc itr**i and for intoxication and taktn 't j»il in Audition Mo|d|y Hook., who w«a alon* u tha ^u... said hi waTjiUt back ttofa i « vacation and that fa. Itfi.bliiiwii. ,j , Hbmton &. North Texas returning to ^Sleton late Monday night, and did not Mtend the session Howard had been a city employee for about two and one half years, coming to Angleton during the time Neal Giesecke wa ? 1 . ma y°r. He came from Childress, where he served as city manager for three years He was employed to serve as city administrator under super wion by the mayor and coun ,.— ... bon and Eighteen ous papers, she said. " i Monday involved a 1957 Chev- p ; G. Burgess of the shrimp i ro . Iet rtriven by Henry Franfc boat William R. reported that | Bierman, Texas City, and a his wallet was taken during! I? 56 , Ford P'^-up driven by the night when he called Free-!p ot Wilburn Mock, Freeport police at 8:02 a.m. Tues-j The pick-up was traveling day ;. ' Jon Plantation Drive toward His boat was docked at West- CIute when Mock applied his •n Seafood Co., he said The brakes to make a left turn at allet contained $45 and'vari- locked^He ^"nid 16 '^ WhMl ous identification papers. j auto" which was' travding to! Mrs. Bertha Salmans, 1119 i ward Lake Jackson on Planta- est Second. Frppnnrt ~*. —, tion Drive. Damage was estimated at $400 for the car and $250 for the pick-up. Chief Brown said no tickets were issued because the accident was the results of the rainy weather. He cautioned people to be especially careful in ntMvitif* **«i .-.K--.1.. i _i - ern Seafood Co., he said The wallet contained $45 and'vari- ou, idenUficationlpers' Mrs. Bertha Sahnans, 111 West Second, Freeport, reported that she had lost her billfold in a call at 7:54 p.m. Monday. It was a navy blue French Sun Data National Contest the time Howard wtfem- v Farrer served ' («v arrer served as'iitv P H aeomnwd,, «Wl Hooks be taken to a Gal- mtoo ho«p«»J, pwef Merry' ** e- only a few votes, by * . worthy, but ran again last April and was elected ^ 4 to hu' resign*. said, "I was em- ' ^ Facts Editing Wins Honors . toe winner of a first place i automatically entered women contest was conducted >:::- «•"""•« was conauciea by ^he National Federation of *T«Sf Women and winners announced at the group's national Convention held in Portland Ore.? Mrs. Dansby did not at- Wpd the convention but was notified Monday of her award. Mrs. Dansby's entry was in ™ category for general news ediUng by a woman on a daily newspaper. This is the second successive year for Mrs. Dansby W receive top place in this the national contest the ' ; - also pace the category for writing of a news story. Mrs. Dansby has been managing editor of The Facts for the past two years, working tor 18 months as news editor prior to that. She has also worked on other area newspapers in reporting and editing capacities since moving to Lake Jackson nine years ago. In addition to membership in the TWPA and NFPW, Mrs. Dansby is an alumna at large of Theta Sigma. Phi, national honorary fraternity for women who write. HOB-RTA DANSBV Facts Managing Editor

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